SOURCE: Autonomic Software

March 30, 2010 12:37 ET

Norcal Kenworth Implements Autonomic's Award-Winning Power Management Technology -- Reducing Carbon Footprint, Saving Money

Combination of Energy Savings and Utility Rebates Creates ROI 'Out of the Box' -- Total Savings to Exceed Cost of Software in First Year

DANVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2010) -  Autonomic Software, Inc., a provider of the most advanced enterprise IT power management solutions on the market, today announced that Norcal Kenworth has implemented Autonomic's Power Management software, the greenest solution available for network administrators charged with controlling energy expenditures and IT carbon footprint. Norcal Kenworth is an independent dealer for Kenworth Truck Company, a leading manufacturer of heavy and medium duty trucks. Headquartered in San Leandro, Norcal Kenworth is comprised of four full-service dealership facilities, is the leading Heavy and Medium Duty Truck Dealership in Northern California, and is a recipient of Kenworth's prestigious North American Dealer of the Year. Autonomic's Power Conservation software reduces energy consumption at the desktop by up to 60% per year by eliminating waste and inefficiency in their energy usage.

"As an organization, we pride ourselves in being industry leaders in reducing our own carbon footprint and that of our customers -- from complete shop lighting system changes and our involvement in developing clean air programs, to becoming one of the only medium and heavy duty truck dealerships with technicians certified in 2010 diesel engines, alternative fuel and hybrid technologies," said Harry Mamizuka, president of Norcal Kenworth. "Autonomic's Power Management helps us continue this leadership by delivering significant cost savings to our IT energy budget -- they've really helped us make our IT network green and lean."

"Norcal Kenworth has been great to work with -- being in the truck business, they know how important it is to aggressively manage energy use," said Tony Gigliotti, CEO of Autonomic Software. "We work across multiple sectors -- technology, education, banking, government, entertainment, heavy equipment and more. Every IT manager on the planet knows he or she is going to have to meet the corporate goals for good environmental citizenship and bring down energy costs. We make that easy for them."

During the implementation, Autonomic worked alongside Clare Computer Solutions, Norcal Kenworth's managed service provider. "We've worked closely with Norcal Kenworth for seven years, and have always loved their willingness to think outside the box," said Bruce Campbell, Clare Computer's vice president of marketing. "We were very pleased with the way the Autonomic implementation went, and have been extremely impressed with the energy savings we've been able to help them achieve."

Autonomic's Power Management software delivers policy-driven control over the energy settings and consumption of distributed computers:

  • Controls Windows power profile settings
  • Scales from a single PC to an entire global enterprise
  • Provides fine-grained controls for hibernation, standby, subsystem-only shut down
  • Contains a centralized, intuitive graphical user interface and dashboard-driven policy-setting
  • Enables comprehensive, multi-level reporting

According to energy savings figures from the Department of Energy's EnergyStar website(1), an enterprise with ten thousand networked PCs can anticipate savings in excess of $1 million per year when they manage the energy consumption of their desktop and laptop computers. Even for companies with only a few dozen PCs, savings are significant. In addition, most US utility companies offer rebates for companies that lower their energy consumption.
(1)[http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_management]

About Clare Computer Solutions
Based in San Ramon, California, Clare Computer Solutions has been providing high quality Network Services since 1990. The company has installed and serviced more than 1100 multi-user networks, and has deployed solutions utilizing technology from Microsoft, Novell, Citrix, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and many other industry leaders. Clare customers benefit from the company's long-term relationship with and deep knowledge and experience with each of these providers. For more information, visit www.ClareComputer.com

About Norcal Kenworth
Norcal Kenworth - Bay Area is the leading Heavy and Medium Duty Truck Dealership in Northern California. The company has been awarded Kenworth's prestigious Gold or Silver Dealer Excellence Awards each of the past seven years and, in 2004 was award Kenworth's prestigious North American Dealer of the Year. With a full line of Heavy and Medium Duty Kenworth products and customer support services, the company strives to always exceed customer expectations. Visit any one of our facilities located throughout the Bay Area. For more information, visit us online at http://bayareakenworthco.kenworth.com/public/home.aspx

About Autonomic Software, Inc.
Autonomic Software provides automated enterprise power reduction, network management and security solutions. Autonomic's industry-acclaimed software was recently rated first among competing products in the September 2009 Power Management Software review in InfoWorld Magazine. Founded in 2003, the company helps customers create a continuously protected environment by combining patch management, asset management, configuration management, software distribution, and power management. Autonomic's products are available through our nationwide reseller program or direct sales. Autonomic Software also offers on-demand hosted solutions in the SMB market as well. For more information on Autonomic Software's products and services, call 925-820-8020 or visit the company's website at http://www.autonomic-software.com

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