Rambam Health Reaches Full ROI With PowerPlug PC Energy Saving Software

Rambam Healthcare Campus has implemented PowerPlug Pro, a leading PC power management solution, on more than 2,000 of its computers.
Since launching PowerPlug Pro in November 2009, Rambam Healthcare Campus has seen a phenomenal return on its investment, with an ROI of less than 4 months. The system has since generated savings of more than 5 times its cost.
“PowerPlug Pro has improved our IT and business efficiency by identifying and reducing costs in hardware, energy consumption and IT staff time” said Mrs. Sara Tzafrir, Rambam Healthcare Campus’ CIO.
“In addition to drastically reducing PC idle time, PowerPlug Pro has significantly increased the power-saving awareness of our thousands of employees. Some of our users have started to switch off their PCs when leaving work”, says Mr. Yaron Leibo, Rambam’s Chief Electric Engineer. “It resulted in savings of about 2% of our huge electricity bill in 2010”, added Mr. Leibo.
PowerPlug Pro was installed and configured in less than a week, starting to generate savings immediately. From within a simple, easy-to-use central console, PowerPlug Pro agent software was installed and configured on more than 2,000 computers across the Rambam Healthcare Campus. It has been optimized for a hospital environment with a mix of on-site, remote and emergency computers spanning a complex network.
Rambam Healthcare Campus increased its initial energy savings by implementing PowerPlug Wakeup Portal, which enables end-users to remotely wake up their PCs. “PowerPlug Wakeup Portal allowed us to implement power savings on PCs that require remote access. We can now cut energy consumption on hundreds of additional PCs by enabling their users to power them up whenever they want to, from wherever they are.” adds Mrs. Tzafrir. Rambam was able to save an additional 100MWh annually by further tuning PowerPlug Pro’s saving policies to reduce the power consumption of computer displays.
The power management project enabled the Rambam Healthcare Campus to achieve over three times return on investment within the first year, reducing its power consumption by more than 600 MWh and preventing 350,000 kg of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere.