Hi all, wanted to follow-up on a recent post from Josh Hilliker about Verdiem and PC power management.
For those of you who don't know us, I'll give you some background on what we do. We have a solution called SURVEYOR (just released v5.0 last month!), which essentially helps companies to save money on their energy bills through allowing IT departments to centrally manage their networked PCs and move them into lower power states when they are not in use. As an additional benefit, companies who use SURVEYOR are able to indirectly reduce the amount of CO2 they produce.
We do this through a client-server software model which allows the clients to report time and state data back to the server. In turn, the software will create power profiles for groups of users and then set power policies around those particular groups' usage patterns. For example, User Group A generally works at their machines from 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday. Your IT department could set a policy to have that group of machines go into sleep mode at 5:30 every evening Monday-Friday and wake up again at 7:30 in the morning Monday-Friday. We've also got the tools in place to enable Wake-on-LAN, so your IT department will be able to wake machines on demand and install the necessary patches and updates.