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sustainableIT now offers Efficient IT solutions from 1E to Australasian organisations

1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, today announced that it has extended its strategic partnership with sustainableIT, a recognised leader in the field of green ICT and sustainable computing. An existing partner in South Africa since 2008, sustainableIT enhances its consultancy and implementation capabilities in Australia and New Zealand by offering the full suite of Efficient IT solutions from 1E to organizations in the region.

“We are excited to bring sustainableIT on board in Australia and New Zealand at a critical time in the region’s history. Pilloried for being the world’s worst polluter per capita and facing a carbon tax, Australia in particular has a big challenge ahead. We can help Australian organizations reduce their energy use by focusing specifically on corporate PCs and servers, which account for 60% of IT energy use. Our solutions clearly demonstrate where energy waste is occurring and help customers take steps to make savings – in terms of cost, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption,” comments Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E.

“When we looked to develop our sales channel in the region, sustainableIT was an obvious choice, largely because of the traction it had with deploying our Efficient IT solutions in the South African market over the past four years,” comments Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E.

“The impending Clean Energy Act is making Australian organizations look at their energy costs. Faced with having to pay one of the highest prices per tonne of carbon in the world – almost double that of anywhere in Europe – organizations know they need to take steps to reduce their energy use,” comments Jon James, Director, sustainableIT.

“Coupling sustainableIT’s consulting capabilities with 1E’s proven power management leadership and Microsoft Gold Partner status is strategically important for both organisations as we look to help ICT departments locally make a difference to their organizational carbon footprints.”

As part of the agreement, sustainableIT now offers 1E’s five IT Efficiency solutions: NightWatchman® Enterprise, the PC power management market leader ; NightWatchman® Server Edition, which maximises server efficiency ; Nomad Enterprise™, the WAN optimization technology ; Shopping™, the app store for the enterprise and AppClarity™, which identifies, quantifies, reclaims and recycles unused software.

Emilie Ditton, Research Manager, IDC Australia, says: “Green IT products and services can deliver benefits such as cost, time, power and energy savings as well as lower waste production, while also utilizing fewer resources. According to our latest Forecast for Management survey from May 2011, 36.8% of the 239 Australian respondents we polled have already deployed Green IT initiatives, while a further 28.5% plan to deploy green IT initiatives in the next 12 to 24 months. It is clear that good progress is being made.”

1E has a number of existing customers in Australia and New Zealand, including the City of Melbourne,Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Kiwibank. In South Africa, 1E and sustainableIT share a number of significant customers including direct insurance leader OUTsurance and one of South Africa’s leading financial services groups SANLAM.

Source: Reuters 28 February 2012

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