1E, a leading provider of software and services that specializes in reducing IT operational costs within business and government environments, today announced in-house research that explores how users currently fail to exploit the money and energy saving benefits available through managing their PC power usage. As the PC Power Management market leader, 1E gathered information from over 3,000 end user production PC’s over a one month period. The findings show that only 9% of desktop users of Windows XP, which ships with the sleep timer disabled, actually changed this setting and enabled a sleep timeout. In addition, 55% of users of Windows Vista, which ships out of the box with power management enabled, had turned off the sleep function completely.
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