Sumir Karayi founded 1E in 1997 with the goal to drive down the cost of IT for large organizations by identifying and eliminating waste. Sumir has been at the forefront of the Green IT movement since the beginning. Pioneering PC power management and establishing a market-leading role, 1E is now helping its clients save costs with a number of IT efficiency solutions including server reduction and energy management technologies.
Under Sumir’s leadership, 1E has become a successful, global organization. 1E remains privately held and is headquartered in London and New York and with 14 million licenses deployed world-wide. 1100 organizations in 42 countries have trusted 1E to help them work effectively, productively and sustainably. To date, 1E’s energy efficiency solutions have helped organizations save in excess of $530m in energy costs alone, cutting CO2 emissions by 4.3 million tons. In 2010, 1E, was listed among the Sunday Times International Track 100 league table of top private companies, was heralded as one of the top 20 companies for CIO’s to watch by CIO magazine, awarded Best Green IT Supplier at the Green IT Expo, and is the Microsoft 2010 Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year for NightWatchman Server Edition.
Sumir gained a BEng in Electronic Engineering and MSc in IT from Warwick University.
Location: Room 1E16 Friday, October 22, 2010, 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Organizations are increasingly looking for opportunities to save energy outside of their data center. Why? According to Forrester Research, more energy may be consumed by distributed IT assets outside of the data center – like PCs and monitors – than within it. To reduce energy consumption and other environmental impacts of the PC environment, organizations can not only source more energy efficient PCs, such as thin clients, but then power down PCs at nights and over weekends when they’re not being used. This session will help IT professionals understand the tactics used to green their PC environment for cost savings, estimate the extent of these savings.