New Boundary Technologies Drives Cost Savings, Energy Conservation with Green IT Solution

Company Releases Automated Solution To Enable Proactive, 
Enterprise-Wide Enforcement Of PC Power Management

MINNEAPOLIS, November 11, 2008 – – New Boundary Technologies®, the IT automation innovator, today announced the release of its new Green IT Solution. Powered by Policy Commander® and the company’s unique PwrSmart™ technology, the Green IT Solution automates the enforcement of computer power management to dramatically reduce PC and computer monitor power consumption, energy costs, and environmental impact. The New Boundary Technologies Green IT Solution delivers centralized control of PC power management to IT departments enabling enterprise-wide energy efficiency and cost savings. 

Research indicates that more than 100 million workers in the U.S. regularly use PCs on the job, and the majority of them never or only occasionally turn off those computers at the end of the workday. According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates, the average PC left on all the time uses more than 700 kilowatts-hours of electricity, more than an average refrigerator, and wastes approximately 400 kilowatt-hours by running at full power when not in use. Each year, U.S. companies waste an estimated $4-billion powering computers that are not being used. Proactively managing PC power consumption can cut PC energy costs by 60 percent or more, or up to $350,000 annually for an organization with 5000 PCs. In fact, the potential for energy cost savings by implementing proactive PC power management is one reason Gartner named Green IT as its top strategic technology of 2008.

The Green IT Solution from New Boundary Technologies delivers significant cost savings by automating the implementation and enforcement of power management on Windows® desktops, laptops, and servers. Powered by the company’s Policy Commander automated policy management product and its innovative PwrSmart™ technology, the solution deploys intelligent power management policies to every computer that administrators choose to manage. It then monitors managed systems and automatically enforces the selected power management profiles and settings, even if end users try to disable or change approved power management settings.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, only 36 percent of workforce PCs are turned off at the end of the workday. Other research indicates that when PC-based power management functions are enabled, the majority of users will disable them within a few months. To overcome these issues, organizations need a solution that implements PC power management at the network level, and utilizes automation technologies to continuously enforce and maintain power management functions.

“Organizations around the world are realizing that green initiatives not only help the environment by reducing energy waste and emissions, but they help the bottom line by immediately cutting energy costs,” said Tom Diamond, president of New Boundary Technologies. “By automatically enforcing PC power management, our Green IT Solution creates self-monitoring and self-maintaining computing environments that maximize savings with minimal impact on the IT staff. New Boundary Technologies is a leader in reducing total cost of PC ownership, and our Green IT Solution reinforces that leadership position.”

About New Boundary Technologies 
New Boundary Technologies® develops innovative software solutions for PC configuration management and remote equipment monitoring and control. The company’s Prism Suite® automates software deployment, asset management and patch management. PwrSmart™ is a simple, automated PC power management solution that centrally controls PC power settings and energy consumption. Policy Commander® automates computer security policy enforcement. Radiem® technology powers the company’s FleetVista™ and TankVista™ products, which monitor and control remote and mobile equipment via wireless Internet. Founded in 1985, New Boundary Technologies is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. For more information, or call 800-747-4487.

Jon ZurbeyHaberman (for New Boundary Technologies)
(612) 372-6446
Contact Sales