A vast number of people take electricity for granted especially when they are
not the one’s paying the bill each month. We are all fairly happy leaving
electrical appliances and computers switched on without considering how much it
will cost us.
A PC left on for 24 hours each day can use £60 or more of energy per year. If
the same computer is turned off at night and weekends, it will only use around
£15 of energy per year – a staggering difference.
According to the Carbon Trust an office with 100 PCs, annual energy cost savings
could be around £5000 and £15000 if sited in an air-conditioned office.
The accumulated cost of wasted electricity is overwhelming; it adds up to
hundreds of millions globally.
Over the last couple of years power outages have happened in the US from New
York to Detroit and Toronto to Ottawa in Canada. The UK suffered power outages
in London and Birmingham within the space of a week.
An expert who advises the UK government has said power cuts could hit the UK
within two years (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3496844.stm)
Electricity has never been more precious we can all do more to help prevent it
being wasted. By conserving as much electricity we can all help prevent fossil
fuels depleting at the same time. Remember most of the global electricity is
produced by burning fossil fuels. Further by saving electricity we save money
from our own pockets – it’s so simple.
Manually switching off all the computers at the end of the working day is not
always feasible. Organisations and individuals will be pleased to learn there is
specialist software already available.
Auto Shutdown XP Professional 2005 from Gill IT is the most advanced and yet
very easy to use product of its kind. This application ensures PC’s are shutdown
when they are not being used.
A PC, Server or a Remote PC can be scheduled daily, weekly or on a specific date
to shutdown, reboot, log off or restart. ASD XP will even save the users work
before switching off – what more could you ask for?
ASD XP Professional will change the way management view computers. Traditionally
viewed as an expense with this application every existing computer is an