Success Stories

Hundreds of leading organizations have activated system standby and hibernate settings, using a wide range of methods and tools. Here are a few of their stories:

  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 made it easy for the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh (PDF, 274 KB) to reduce computer power consumption organization-wide.
  • GlaxoSmithKline (PDF, 150KB) will save nearly $1 million a year after activating computer sleep features using a free Windows utility.
  • Verizon (PDF, 776KB) is activating power management features on 185,000 PCs to save $7 million net of project costs.
  • United States Air Force (PDF, 307KB) will save $15 million through power management and specifying ENERGY STAR computers.
  • FedEx (PDF, 323KB) will reduce energy costs by approximately $1 million annually by activating sleep features on 20,000 PCs.
  • The State of Hawaii (PDF, 245KB) battled high energy costs with computer power management by deploying EZ GPO in a ZENworks environment.
  • Employees of the US Dept. of Energy (PDF, 149KB) built a broad coalition of support for computer power management that ultimately saved US taxpayers $16 million.
  • Dell cut energy use by 40% using 1E NightWatchman and SMSWakeUp software on its desktop and notebook computers.
  • Fusion Trade Inc. (PDF, 508KB) saved $70 per PC using EZ GPO and Windows Task Scheduler to accommodate nighttime updates.
  • General Electric (PDF, 155KB) activated system standby on 75,000 computers to save $2.5 million annually.
  • Yale University (PDF, 141KB) saves over $40 per PC by shutting down their PCs after hours, waking them only for nighttime backups and software updates.
  • North Thurston Public Schools (PDF, 138KB) used the EZ GPO tool to activate computer power management and save $45,000 annually.
  • Spring Branch Independent School District (WORD, 100KB) activated Windows sleep settings on 7,000 computers and monitors, and is now saving $230,000 annually.