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Adaptiva Named Finalist in 4th Annual Green IT Awards

SEATTLE, April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adaptiva, a leading provider of IT systems management solutions, today announced that Green IT Magazine, one of the industry's leading resources in green technology news, named Adaptiva and its Green Planet software a finalist in four categories of the 4th Annual Green IT Awards. Green Planet is a finalist in three categories including: One to Watch: Product, Environmental Project of the Year and Energy Efficiency Solution of the Year. As an organization, Adaptiva is a finalist in the One to Watch: Company category.

Due to reduced IT budgets and environmental concerns, energy conservation has become a necessity in today's corporate world. Using PC power management tools like Adaptiva Green Planet, organizations can save on average 200 kg of CO2 emissions per PC a year, and generate up to $75 a PC per year in energy savings. For example, an organization with 10,000 PCs would be able reduce over 1850 tons of CO2 emissions a year, saving the company approximately $260,000 annually. A larger enterprise with 50,000 PCs could reduce nearly 10,000 tons of CO2 emissions and save approximately $1.3 million per year in energy costs.

The Green IT Awards highlight and reward technology innovations, companies, and organizations that have made a significant contribution in improving the IT industry's environmental impact over the previous 12 months. Voting on finalist categories is open to the public until April 26, and the magazine is announcing winners on May 9, at a ceremony in the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

Adaptiva Green Planet Software is a module of the Adaptiva IT Systems Management Suite, which was unveiled earlier this month at the Microsoft Management Summit 2013 in Las Vegas. Green Planet enables organizations to simplify PC power management processes by collaborating with end-users to establish power policies that conserve energy, maximizing ROI and productivity without ever affecting the end-user.

Green Planet features and benefits include:

  • Automatically Detect Waste: Locates, reports and minimizes power wastage across large, complex, global networks containing massive fleets of computers
  • Wake-on-LAN: Support for five different types of Wake-on-LAN technologies, automatically waking up computers whenever required, no matter where they are located on the network
  • Advanced Scheduling: Protects the network infrastructure from peak loads by automatically load balancing the executing on systems management tasks across machines when they are woken up using Wake-on-LAN
  • Power Profiles: Work schedules, separate work and non-work power settings, and automatically wake up each user's machine just before that user arrives for work
  • Workflow Integration: Provides deep business process integration using the built-in workflow engine

"We are honored to be named as a finalist in this year's Green IT Awards, as it's a great accomplishment to be recognized for our efforts in minimizing the effects that IT has on the environment," said Cherie Wentz Blehm, marketing director at Adaptiva. "This recognition further validates our commitment to help organizations optimize IT related operations."

About Adaptiva

Founded in 2004, Adaptiva is a leader in IT systems management software, extending the functionality of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager for enterprises across the globe. Adaptiva's software suite and underlying platform optimizes existing IT assets for content delivery, PC power management, and client health. Adaptiva's software transforms traditional server based systems management infrastructures into lean peer-to-peer networks that are resilient, highly scalable, and optimize content distribution – delivering significantly lower costs and higher return on investment of existing systems. A Microsoft Gold Partner, Adaptiva is deployed on more than 2 million devices in over 14 countries, and is sold directly and through a network of partners and channel resellers. Learn more at www.adaptiva.com, email info (at) adaptiva (dot) com or call 425.823.4500. Follow Adaptiva on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Richard L. Tso Phone Number: 206.264.8220 Email: Richard@barokas.comSource: Adaptiva