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Interop NY: Strategies to Reduce PC Energy Consumption

Doug Washburn of Forrester Research brought together two opposing viewpoints concerning the best way to reduce energy consumption in a large enterprise and the result was an interesting session with constant back and forth arguments that remained polite and on topic.

Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, runs a company that makes software that will turn off your PCs when they’re not in use. He says it’s easy to implement and delivers rapid ROI, always within 12 months and sometimes even within 6 months.

Jeff McNaught, chief marketing and strategy officer for Wyse, says he co-invented the thin client. His company helps organizations remove PCs from the office, replacing them with terminals accessing a cloud computing suite. The system takes longer to implement but can deliver larger savings.

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