Eco-Friendly Computing

“Greener” computing is about getting the most out of technology while minimizing environmental effects and maximizing cost savings.


One reason that a laptop (and now tablets as well) use less energy is because of the integration of LCD monitors. Many desktops still use older CRT monitors, instead of energy-saving LCDs. A LCD monitor may use as much as 75% less energy than its 14-inch CRT counterpart.

In LaptopsAnytime’s Automated Dispensing Kiosks, devices go into sleep mode as soon as they are returned to the kiosk, thereby reducing energy. Additionally, LaptopsAnytime is an authorized reseller of Faronics Products, see POWERSAVE section for an innovative solution that can be used with all facility computers including desktops.

Power Save is the only energy management tool on the market today that eliminates wasted energy on computers without disrupting existing IT administration processes and without impacting critical user applications or data. Power Save is designed to look at CPU and Disk Utilization thresholds that IT administrators can set so that Power Save will not shut down computers if background jobs such as VPN, remote access, and remote backup are running. Power Save allows IT administrators to specify critical programs that are exempt from power down if they are running. CPU and Disk Utilization combines with this feature to ensure that systems are not powered down when employees or IT do not want them to. Power Save also supports Standby (recommended) and Hibernate power modes to ensure that any unsaved user data is not lost.

The ability to schedule Power Save configuration updates on a single, daily, weekly, or monthly basis allows IT administrators to effortlessly make changes to enterprise energy management policies.

Mobile Devices

Mobile computing devices help you go green because...

  • They require more than 50% less electricity to operate than desktops
  • Laptops/netbooks/tablets use fewer components and require less electricity to manufacture, thereby resulting in fewer greenhouse gas emissions