September 10, 2009 08:00 ET

BigFix Power Management Key to New Sustainability Program at Texas Southern University

Solutions Partner Tenabes Bridges Technology to TSU Sustainable Computing Objectives and Requirements; BigFix Power Management Cuts Costs and Carbon Footprint

EMERYVILLE, CA and HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) -

News Facts

-- BigFix, Inc., working through solutions partner Tenabes, has booked an order from Texas Southern University (TSU) for 15,000 licenses of BigFix Power Management.

-- BigFix Power Management is a key element of Texas Southern University's aggressive sustainability program.

-- Texas Southern University estimates that BigFix Power Management will save the University $225,000 per year, or between $35-$45 per managed endpoint per year in reduced energy costs.

-- By means of BigFix Power Management's integration with the BigFix platform, the customer will be able to manage computers through a single, low cost server and tailor power management policies to meet requirements of departments, workgroups, and individuals across the campus.

-- TSU is the first higher education institution in Texas and the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to adopt a BigFix Power Management-based green computing solution.

Background and Context

-- Tenabes is the primary contractor to TSU and has worked closely to tailor the solution to TSU requirements and maximize the value of the implementation to the University.

-- BigFix Power Management enables organizations to achieve significant energy cost savings and reduce carbon footprints through enterprise-wide distributed desktop, laptop, and server computer power conservation.

-- Offered as a stand-alone product or as part of the BigFix Systems Lifecycle Management suite, BigFix Power Management allows IT organizations to enforce conservation policies across the enterprise, while providing granularity that enables application of these policies to a single computer.

-- For end users, BigFix Power Management maximizes power policy deployment while minimizing usage impact through an optional "opt-in" approach.

-- Granular controls also allow end users to save their work before shutting the system down -- ensuring no loss to productivity.

Supporting Quotes

Dr. John M. Rudley, president, Texas Southern University, said: "It is a critical time for the environment and energy conservation should be a concern for organizations of all types and sizes. At Texas Southern University, sustainability is a number one priority. The Tenabes BigFix-based power management solution is an important tool for us to achieve our comprehensive sustainability goals by enabling the University to save a substantial amount of money by conserving electricity while reducing our carbon footprint."

Dave Robbins, BigFix chairman and CEO, said: "We're proud to be an integral part of Texas Southern University's sustainability program. We've seen substantial interest and adoption of power management technology by educational institutions in the past two years. Schools and universities like Texas Southern University are setting an example for environmental responsibility for all of us."

Lorraine Arriaga, managing director for Tenabes, said: "When we learned that TSU was seeking green computing solutions aligned with its overall sustainability organizations, we knew that BigFix would be an excellent choice for them. Our role has been to tailor the BigFix Power Management solution to meet TSU's unique requirements and to align it to the University's ambitious sustainability goals. The three-way Tenabes-TSU-BigFix relationship has been very successful and we believe it can be applied and adapted at other educational institutions around the country."

Information Resources

BigFix Power Management product page, chalk talk, and product information:

BigFix White Paper: "Enterprise-Wide Computer Power Management:"

About BigFix

Founded in 1997, the BigFix®, Inc. solutions support a global portfolio of A-list organizations in government, finance, retail, educational, industrial and public utility sectors. BigFix revolutionizes IT infrastructure management by replacing fragmented collections of single-purpose tools with the industry's only unified visibility and control architecture that consolidates up to 18 security, IT compliance, decision support, and green computing functions. For more information, visit, follow BigFix on Twitter @BigFix, or stay in touch on the BigFix Facebook page,

About Tenabes

Tenabes, a division of SSP Consulting, L.C. was founded the primary focus of simplifying technology. Tenabes simplifies and automates an organization's technological infrastructure to promote greater cost-savings, increased data accuracy, and deliver more coherent management controls through the Tenabes System Lifecycle Platform. Tenabes unifies disparate or best-of-breed technologies to simplify an organizations approach by providing knowledge and systems, which enable IT, departments to deliver on increasing demands while reducing cost. Tenabes is a certified Minority Owned Business (MWBE) and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) in the State of Texas. For more information, visit

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