|By Business Wire||
|June 24, 2014 05:02 AM EDT||
Europe must abandon its current voluntary approach to energy efficiency if it is to succeed in reducing its heavy energy import reliance whilst also cutting emissions, warns Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E and board member of the European Alliance to Save Energy. Karayi’s warning comes as EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels this week to debate Europe’s new energy security strategy and climate goals for 2030.
1E, founded by Karayi in 1997 with £500 in start up funds, pioneered PC power management with the launch of its NightWatchman tool. To date, its technology has prevented 12.4 million tons of CO2 emissions and saved more than $1.4 billion in energy costs, for organizations including Arup, Aviva, Kiwi Bank, the US Department of State and Parker.
The UK operation of Lloyds Banking Group alone has saved significant costs by automating the process of shutting down and putting to sleep PCs using the 1E NightWatchman PC power management tool. Lloyd’s drive towards power saving won a Computer Weekly European User Award for Enterprise Software this month, recognizing the significant impact that energy efficiency technology has made in removing millions of pounds in energy costs.
Despite these impressive results, the company finds poor awareness of energy saving among businesses. The EU spends over €1 billion every day on energy imports, but has only a non-binding efficiency goal for 2020, which it is due to miss by an amount of energy equal to twice the annual consumption of Austria.
Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, comments: “EU companies are failing to invest in making energy savings in the absence of clear leadership from Governments on efficiency. Setting a 40% energy savings target for 2030 would help to stimulate demand and drive investment in the low carbon technologies that will deliver the EU’s climate and energy security aims. We have clear evidence that technology can deliver impressive CO2 savings so the potential to remove billions in energy costs from EU businesses is huge.”
The call to action from Karayi is supported by E3G, a fellow member of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EUASE).
Nick Mabey, CEO of E3G and vice chairman of EUASE, comments: “The EU is searching for answers to its energy security problems and gas import dependency must be cut. A 40% final energy saving target, combined with a new suite of measures to unlock demand, could remove dependency on Russian gas imports entirely in the next decade. The EU must create a positive investment climate for innovative companies like 1E who are developing the technologies that offer a fast route to cutting EU energy demand and emissions while also saving businesses money. The European Council must make demand reduction its first priority.”
- Ends -
NOTES TO EDITORS
E3G and 1E are members of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EUASE), which promotes energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
1E is changing the world of IT and empowering organizations to run IT for less. Its suite of disruptive IT operations management tools saves billions, solves problems and simplifies the management of large, complex IT environments – in record time. Designed with a singular focus to help drive down costs, 1E’s solutions include tools for IT asset management, Windows systems management and BYOPC.
1E’s solutions have helped more than 1,700 organisations in 42 countries save a total of $2.5 billion in IT costs and created heroes out of countless IT executives who have delivered proven value to their organizations since deployment. For more information, visit: www.1e.com
E3G is an independent, non-profit organisation operating in the public interest to accelerate the global transition to sustainable development. E3G builds cross-sector coalitions to achieve carefully defined outcomes, chosen for their capacity to leverage change.
E3G works closely with like-minded partners in government, politics, civil society, science, the media, public interest foundations and elsewhere.
For more information, visit: http://www.e3g.org
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transi...
Mar. 29, 2017 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,389
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
Mar. 29, 2017 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 15,066
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Mar. 29, 2017 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,165
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Mar. 29, 2017 03:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,120
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
Mar. 29, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,201
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Mar. 29, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,332
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Mar. 29, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,194
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
Mar. 29, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 11,712
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Mar. 29, 2017 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,059
Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before. So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition? Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews ...
Mar. 29, 2017 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 5,408
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Mar. 29, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 9,185
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Mar. 29, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,475
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
Mar. 29, 2017 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,092
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
Mar. 29, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,398
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, discussed how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a practic...
Mar. 29, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 8,472