SOURCE: BigFix

November 20, 2008 20:00 ET

BigFix Congratulates Miami-Dade County Public Schools for Recognition by Infoworld's 100 IT Solutions for 2008

Miami-Dade Schools Impresses Judges for Using BigFix Power Management Technology to Achieve Successful Power Conservation Program

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - BigFix, Inc., a leader in real-time IT security and management solutions for the distributed enterprise, congratulates its customer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, for being selected by IDG's InfoWorld for the InfoWorld 100 Awards for 2008. This recognition was also extended in the publication's 2008 InfoWorld 100 Awards feature published on www.infoworld.com.

"We are extremely delighted to be recognized as a winner of the InfoWorld 100 Awards for our commitment to energy efficiency," said Tom Sims, director of network systems for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. "In looking for the best solution to meet our goals for energy efficiency, we found BigFix Power Management, which has enabled us to achieve the impressive financial and environmental ROI recognized by this award."

Every year, the InfoWorld 100 Awards celebrate 100 IT organizations that have implemented and integrated technologies in innovative ways in pursuit of concrete business goals. These 100 real-world projects stand as proof that striking a new path in IT can reap deep organizational rewards.

"Breathing new life into outdated operations, advancing business goals with inventive use of technology -- this year's winners demonstrate, once again, that innovative, business-minded IT is the lifeblood of successful organizations," said Jason Snyder, senior editor for InfoWorld.

With 345,000 pupils, 22,000 teachers, and over 400 schools and administrative sites, Miami-Dade County Public Schools rates as the fourth largest school system in the United States. The school system's IT infrastructure has over 100,000 computers, which cost the district several million dollars annually for electric power. Additionally, the school district realized its power consumption indirectly released large quantities of carbon dioxide into the Earth's atmosphere. Based on cost savings and environmental concerns, the school system decided to implement a highly customized power conservation program utilizing BigFix Power Management to reduce its electricity bills and carbon footprint.

After deploying BigFix Power Management, the district's computers operated an average of 10.3 hours per day, down from 20.75 hours per day. These reductions have resulted in savings of more than $2 million per annum and removal of 34.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide from the air, the equivalent of nearly 3,000 cars.

About BigFix

Founded in 1997, BigFix, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance enterprise systems and security management solutions that revolutionizes the way IT organizations manage and secure their computing infrastructures. Based on a revolutionary architecture that distributes management intelligence directly to the computing devices themselves, BigFix is radically faster, scalable, more accurate and adaptive than legacy management software. Today, BigFix provides real-time visibility and control for over 8 million computing devices for 900 customers worldwide. The BigFix customer list counts many of the world's largest and most prestigious organizations in every industry including financial services, retail, education, manufacturing, and public sector agencies. More information can be found at www.bigfix.com.

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