Each quarter, the company gives out an Environmental Sustainability Action Award, along with a donation to an environmental charity of the winner’s choice, in recognition of an employee or team who has shown leadership, exemplifying how Microsoft and its employees can have a positive impact on the environment. These leaders help us improve not only the way we run our business, but also the ways our products and services can make a difference for our customers, partners and society.
The award for Microsoft’s second quarter (which runs from October to December) has been given to Ludgero Gameiro, a Technical Account Manager in Portugal. Ludgero created a new offering to help customers define power management policies using System Center Configuration Manager—a great example of how technology can increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and decrease costs.
System Center Configuration Manager provides the tools necessary to help organizations plan, create, monitor, and enforce PC power management settings. It also can deliver power usage and environmental impact reports. The work Ludgero has done puts those tools to use to help greatly reduce running costs, energy use, and environmental impact. In fact, one of the companies that implemented this service has seen an 11.7% reduction in energy consumption in just two months.
The approach created by Ludgero takes advantage of a customer’s existing infrastructure, which means that companies can make significant gains in reducing their carbon emissions without necessarily needing to make any capital improvements.
With offerings like this available our customers can not only maximize their investment in products they already own, but easily make large improvements in the amount of energy they are consuming and see the benefits short period of time. That helps make it an easy choice for IT departments that have goals in maximizing energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption, or minimizing their environmental footprint.
Ludgero’s work at Microsoft Portugal is a testament to how Green IT can benefit businesses and consumers by reducing their impact on the environment. We’re pleased to see sustainable IT innovation taking place throughout our global offices and congratulate Ludgero on this quarter’s award.