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  • Blog Post: Saving money by saving power - an action plan

    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 power on the go

    In the Top ICT Money Saving Tips , the second one was all around using the power saving functions of Windows , to knock £10,000 a year off your electricity bill. With perfect timing, the Windows team, over at windows.microsoft.com , have released a new video on “saving power on the go ”, which is all...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 13 – Save your old computers

    Part thirteen of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools , based on my BETT 2010 presentation. Good news, my counting was hopeless, and my Top 10 tips actually contain 14 Top ICT Money Saving Tips. So there’s one more to come after this one Last summer, I wrote a blog post called “ What...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 2 – Cutting your electricity bills

    Part two of the money saving tips, based on my BETT 2010 presentation Yesterday, I covered saving money by server virtualisation. Today, let’s go outside of the server room and consider all of the computers right around you school. With the rapid growth in the number of computers (an average...
  • Blog Post: Managing the electricity bills

    I was talking to colleagues in the Local Government team the other day, and they were telling me how the focus within local authorities has moved to "cost-saving" as a priority within their decision making. This is partly caused by the need to fill the budget gaps created by the downfall of Icelandic...
  • Blog Post: Running out of space/power for your servers?

    Just one of the things on head teachers’ minds these days is the budget gap created by rising electricity and gas costs. Some schools talk about 150% increases, and the knock on to other school budgets could be immense. And ICT is surely playing its part in the increase. Since 2002, the number of computers...
  • Blog Post: Save £10,000 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 classrooms). So, if...
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