Automates Shutdown of Computers During Non-Office Hours; Generates Monthly Reports Used in Claiming Utility Rebates
ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems and security management software solutions, today announced an update to Desktop Central, the company’s web-based Windows Desktop Management Software, with new features designed to help enterprises reduce the level of power consumed by PCs.
The updated Desktop Central allows administrators to virtually eliminate unnecessary power consumption, reducing their company’s carbon footprint and its energy bills, while generating revenue through power-usage reporting, which is key to claiming rebates from local utility companies.
Desktop Central’s power management feature allows IT administrators to standardize the power settings of all computers across the network at once from a central management console.
Through Desktop Central, administrators may:
- Create and apply different power schemes to various types of users
- Hibernate or standby idle computers automatically
- Schedule shutdown of computers during non-office hours
- Schedule system start-up just prior to users arriving at work
- Generate system uptime reports to claim rebates.
“With corporations focused on ‘Go Green’ initiatives and coping with tough economic times, saving energy and saving money are priorities,” said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management at ManageEngine.
“One of the easiest ways to cut expenses is to effectively reduce the power consumption of the computers in the organization. Desktop Central’s Power Management helps enterprises save big on energy bills and protect the environment by reducing the amount of work that power plants must do, much of which produces harmful byproducts, such as air pollution and disruption of natural habitats.”
Availability and Pricing
The updated Desktop Central software is available now for download directly from the company’s website at http://manageengine.adventnet.com/products/desktop-central/index.html?prjan09. ManageEngine offers a 30-day evaluation license of the Professional Edition. A permanent Free Edition is also available for small businesses. The annual subscription price for the Professional Edition starts at $995 for 100 systems.
About Desktop Central
Desktop Central is web-based desktop management software that can be used by IT Administrators and Network Engineers to manage their desktop remotely. Desktop Central can be used to deploy software to users and computers, automate patch deployments to computers in the network to keep them up-to-date with patches, inventory software and hardware details of the network computers, manage software licenses to ensure compliance and detect unauthorized software usage, access remote computers to view/troubleshoot, apply security restrictions to users and computers, configure windows desktop and applications, get detailed reports on infrastructure components for analysis/ auditing, and more.
Desktop Central offers a single integrated console for all desktop management activities including, software distribution, patch management, asset management, software license management, desktop configurations, desktop security, tools and reports. This eliminates the need to work with multiple software applications, thereby enabling end-to-end desktop management.
Desktop Central supports managing desktops in Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, Windows Workgroup. The desktops can be in the same LAN or across WAN at multiple geographic locations.
Desktop Central has over 1000 happy customers managing more than 250K desktops world wide. The annual subscription pricing for 100 computers is $995.
For more information visit the Desktop Central web site.
ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of AdventNet, Inc. For more information, please visit www.manageengine.com.