Penn State expects $800,000 in yearly energy savings by using IBM Endpoint Manager

Published on 16 Dec 2011

We expect almost US$800,000 in annual savings, once all of our approximately 20,000 workstations are under Tivoli Endpoint Manager and similar power management settings are applied.

—Chris Sacksteder, Manager, Systems Development Group, Penn State

Customer
Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

Industry
Education

Deployment country
United States

Overview

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service

Business need
With energy costs doubling, Penn State looked to reduce unnecessary power consumption from leaving classroom, lab, and departmental computers on, when they were not in use.

Solution
The University implemented an endpoint management solution that combines power, lifecycle, patch and security management to reduce energy costs while improving the reliability and security of campus computers.

Benefits
Reduced energy costs by US$288,000 per year with annual savings expected to reach US$800,000; decreased IT time required to manage classroom and lab computers; improved security with faster deployment of patches and software applications.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Lifecycle Management, Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Patch Management, Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Power Management, Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance

Solution
Cloud & Service Management

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