A recent survey by npower’s Business Energy Index highlighted that 53 per cent of SMEs in the UK had no methods in place to manage efficiency and energy costs in 2016. However, with an estimated £1 billion worth of energy wasted in the UK alone on keeping equipment on standby, businesses should reconsider its impact and the cost savings they could achieve from monitoring and controlling their energy use.

Included as standard within IT asset management solution, NetSupport DNA, are energy and power management tools which enable businesses to monitor and control their energy use and make significant cost savings. Power management policies can be set so that selected PCs can automatically power off at a specified time each day and then power back on – all at once, or in stages – the next morning. In addition, “inactivity policies” can be applied, allowing rules to be applied for systems to sleep, log out or power down if they have been inactive over a period of time.