Why Read This
Interest in PC power management suites is on the rise as IT professionals look to overcome many of the common barriers while at the same time maximizing the financial and environmental savings. This technology — now offered by many of the existing client management suite vendors — allows IT professionals to centrally provision, administer, and report on their PC power management initiatives. To help IT professionals evaluate this technology, Forrester surveyed 91 IT professionals on their adoption, preferred vendors, and key features of PC power management suites. While the features from PC power management suites offer many advantages — like fine-tuning policy settings, saving open applications before the PC is powered down, and reporting on the financial savings over time — Forrester recommends that organizations focus on aligning the people and process first before committing to the technology.