North West firm clinches key green IT export deal in Asia Pacific
Green IT news - by GreenWise staff
21st May 2012
A North West IT firm has clinched its first major green IT contract in the Asia-Pacific region, supplying PC power management (PCPM) software to the Malaysian Government.
software specialist Certero
, is to supply its energy-saving 'PowerStudio
’ software to the Malaysian Ministry
of Energy, Green Technology and Water in Kuala Lumpur, in what the company is describing as a "landmark deal". The Warrington-based firm operates in 32 countries, but it has only recently started targeting the Asia Pacific region through a new office in Australia.
PC power management
The value of the deal has not been disclosed, but it will see Certero’s PowerStudio deployed across the Malaysian Energy department’s bank of PCs, helping it to cut its CO2 emissions and energy bills. PCPM systems work by automatically switching computers on and off. Research
suggests PCPM systems can reduce power costs by 40 per cent, saving organisations about £23 per computer per year.
"Our aim is to build a greater awareness of the cost and energy savings which come as a result of using Certero’s products and services," Certero managing director John Lunt said. "This deal should help to ramp up our profile as we look to develop the brand in the Southern Hemisphere."
Asia Pacific export drive
The Malaysian Government contract was clinched with the help of local IT
reseller IshanTech, Certero said.
"This link has enabled us to penetrate the Far East market and secure a terrific deal with the Malaysian Government," said Lunt. "There is a huge market for our products and rising electricity prices in the APAC (Asia-Pacific) region continue to generate interest in our PC power management solutions."
In the UK, Certero is the number one PC power management supplier to the NHS and has number of local authority clients.
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