April 8, 2011 – Certero, a specialist software vendor of PC Power Management Solutions and Software Asset Management solutions, has been nominated as a finalist in two categories at this year’s prestigious Green IT Awards. The company’s web based enterprise energy optimisation suite, PowerStudio, has been nominated in the ‘Minister of Energy’ and the ‘Environmental Accounting Product of the Year’ category.
Now in their second year, the industry recognised Green IT Awards showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions as well as the companies and organisations that have made a significant contribution to improving the IT industry's environmental performance over the past 12 months. The award’s organisers selected Certero as an award finalist to acknowledge the role PowerStudio has played in pro-actively contributing to Green Environmental targets, and how it helps public and private sector organisations to honour their CRC responsibilities effectively. Voting for the Green IT Awards is now open, and closes on Monday 5th May. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony to be held on 19th May, at London Zoo.
Certero’s PowerStudio has been developed to save energy, reduce CO₂ and quickly lower electricity bills for PCs, Laptops and Thin Clients. It applies centralised computing power policies to enable organisations to save money, reduce their carbon footprint and prolong the life of their computer equipment. PowerStudio tackles the problem of energy waste, driven by PCs left switched on overnight, over the weekends and even over holidays. PowerStudio enabled a UK council to save around 390 tonnes of CO₂ annually by powering down PCs when not in use.
Certero’s PowerStudio has been developed to save energy, reduce CO₂ and quickly lower electricity bills for PCs, Laptops and Thin Clients. PowerStudio provides an accurate baseline figure of PC Power usage which allows you to identify the savings to be made and take action by applying power saving policies.The web-based management application makes it easy setting alerts to place all office PCs into hibernation, standby and shutdown as well as automatic start-up maintenance for out of office hours. Critically, PowerStudio saves documents before running the automatic policies to prevent the frustrating loss of work many organisations fall victim to. It also has the ability to wake up remote PCs via web browser, mobile device and email.
Demand for Certero’s solutions is increasing, as public and private sector organisations strive to meet mandatory energy saving targets to reduce costs and lower their carbon emissions. To fulfil this demand internationally, Certero is expanding its presence globally, and it has recently established a local market presence and sales operations in Scotland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
More information about the Green IT Awards can be found at: http://www.greenitawards.com/