Dubai firm releases energy consumption app

Dubai-based Verde has launched an application that monitors the energy consumption of a desktop, giving the potential to save regional companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in operating costs.

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By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 22, 2009

Dubai-based Verde has launched an application that monitors the energy consumption of a desktop, giving the potential to save regional companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in operating costs.

“The aim here is to get companies to reduce the amount of energy they are consuming,” says Senior Vice President of Sales, Ahmed Lazem.

“After we install our agent on each desktop, we get reports telling us how much energy has been consumed. Each desktop can save $18 to $75 per year,” he suggests.

The newly launched company also has a consultation team that can give companies expert advice on how to reduce power consumption.

Energy efficient hardware components and operating system configurations have made inroads in the computer market, finding a place in new computers and beginning to replace legacy systems in the enterprise.

Hardware and software vendors claim they can show huge savings over traditional approaches, cutting costs across the desktop infrastructure and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Verde’s Desktop Energy Savings Monitor allows a company to analyse all its desktop related energy conditions around the clock.

With this real-time data it can identify the global regions with the greatest spending, branches with the lowest greenhouse gas emissions and computer configurations with the best overall energy performance.

Centralised power management policies can cut power usage by 20% or more per system, Verde says.

Desktops account for more than a third of overall ICT power consumption and carbon dioxide emissions and for about 10% to 15% of a company’s overall power consumption. Between 60% and 70%  of PCs are estimated to be left on after hours, which leads to both unnecessary energy costs and additional wear and tear on parts and components, reducing the lifecyle of IT equipment.

Verde’s Lazem expects there to be plenty of exciting developments in the future. “The initiative started here. Dubai is moving towards a greener environment so we’re focusing on green IT,” he says. “We are in the process of developing more products for the green IT market,” he adds.

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