Power management focus moves to desktop

The focus for power management is moving from the data centre to the desktop as resellers become aware of the opportunity to save customers costs. Traditionally great efforts have been made to try and squeeze energy savings out of the data centre environment and that has caused the desktop to lag b



The focus for power management is moving from the data centre to the desktop as resellers become aware of the opportunity to save customers costs.

Traditionally great efforts have been made to try and squeeze energy savings out of the data centre environment and that has caused the desktop to lag behind creating an opportunity that specialists are urging the channel to take advantage of.

According to research from KACE users fail to power down desktops because of concerns about patch management and resistance from staff not keen to have to go through the boot up process repeatedly.

Just shy of half of those users quizzed were unaware of the potential savings that could be gained by having better power management.

Jim Docherty, EMEA managing director of KACE, said that many users were unaware that there were tools out there that meant that backup and patch management could be done in the background when systems were up and running during the day.

"There is the ability to keep these things functioning in a standby mode," he said.

"There is an educational aspect [for resellers] because people are unaware of the potential and the awareness level needs to be raised," he added.

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