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  • Blog Post: Saving money by saving power - how Microsoft IT rolled out desktop power management

    Last week I spoke to a group of schools about money saving strategies ( based on this info ), and I do plan to shortly record the whole presentation, so that I can share it. But when I got to the bit about making sure that you do something about desktop power savings, there were a few in the audience...
  • Blog Post: Saving money by effective power management

    One of the hidden costs of ICT in education is the power usage of the equipment you’ve got around your college. I call it hidden because it is often not visible to the IT team, and the full energy costs of all of your servers and computers are simply part of the college’s overall electric bill. As we...
  • Blog Post: Build a Green Datacentre

    At the UCISA conference, earlier this year, there were some astounding figures quoted with regard to the cost of the running a datacentre - environmentally and financially. A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories report states: " The energy used by a typical rack of state-of-the art servers, drawing...
  • Blog Post: Thin Client, Rich Client or hybrid?

    My colleague Michael Royster, in Microsoft Consulting Services, has just finished a briefing document on the approaches available to implementation, addressing the questions about thin client versus rich client, and provides excellent advice and insight into how you can plan for the most appropriate...
  • Blog Post: Save £23,000 or Save the Earth...take your pick

    PC Pro have been doing some research on the ways that Windows Vista can save power .....come again...save power ? Yup It appears that computers are left on all the time with nobody using them (hmm, let me think about the IT Suite, or some of those odd computers in the back of teaching rooms). So...
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