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Taiga Innovations: Energy Monitoring & Management

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Smart on

Applies automated energy saving policies, such as Standby, Hibernate and Shutdown, to PCs or laptops day and night.

Net Able

Provides an effective and comprehensive toolset to further enhance your network management efficiency.

User Wise

Delivers automated break scheduling and reporting, prompting users to take breaks in compliance with HSE recommendations.

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What Does CareTaker Do

Cuts your energy usage by as much as 48% equating to a saving of £50 per PC and reducing your carbon foot print by 140kg of CO2 per device annually

For Service Providers:

Manage multiple clients in one place. Multi-tariff, multi-currency and multi-lingual features allow for flexibility and accuracy for clients with locations around the world. The savings in terms of cost and co2 are aggregated up to display the performance overall across the client universe or individually by client. Report on energy performance and carbon footprint across your PC estate globally in real-time.

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CareTaker Key Features

CareTaker is an energy usage management and monitoring tool which regulates your IT systems to help reduce energy wastage, CO2 emissions, and energy costs via the utilisation of set policies. Specifically aimed at creating a greener working environment, CareTaker will record all PC activity types from Active to Offline recording the energy consumption and when energy policies were applied to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This data can then be retrieved and viewed through the Reporting Module component of the software in a graphical representation form.

Intelligent Energy Saving Policies

Intelligent energy saving policies can be defined across the enterprise, per organisational unit, user or computer. With built-in “policy prediction” technology to assess the effects of enforcing a particular policy in terms of potential energy savings.

Cloud-based Management and Reporting System

CareTaker is the first cloud-based management system allowing organisations to both manage and report on their energy saving profile without the need to maintain internal infrastructure.

Multi-OS Support

The CareTaker desktop client currently supports multiple operating systems such as Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7,8 & 10 as well as standard Linux distributions.

Display Screen Usage Policy

Enterprise wide policy promoting user breaks for a given period of consecutive computer use, assisting compliance with HSE regulations.

CareTaker API

The CareTaker API is an interface for accessing your CareTaker account data using HTTP and XML. The API makes it easy to create web, desktop and mobile applications that integrate with your account.

Flexible Organisation Definition

Flexible organisation structure model allows administrators to model any variation of company topology, supporting small SMEs and major multi-national setups.

Offline Mode

Upon losing connectivity, records data locally and batch updates are then made to the service upon re-establishing connectivity. 

Live Statistics

Live statistics are available at any given time to show an organisation snapshot of overall savings, usage, emissions, display screen break compliance etc.

Interactive Reports

Detailed interactive reports allow users to interact with the data, supports highlight and zooming functions as well as a variation of chart types. 

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Taiga Innovations is committed to helping its clients reduce their energy consumption and shrink their carbon footprint. Head-quartered in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, Taiga Innovations is founded and managed by a team of professionals specialised in the technology and conservation sectors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

CareTaker, Taiga Innovations' unique IBM Watson Ready AI Energy-Management software has been designed to monitor, measure & manage optimally, and unobtrusively across all mobile or desktop devices for a globally distributed mobile workforce.

How much energy can we save?

Individual savings are of course, dependent upon hardware used, but to date, in evaluations, our customers across many business sectors have achieved savings in the range of 200 – 500 kWh. Using UK DEFRA figures for National Grid Average carbon emissions, this is equivalent to a reduction of between 115 and 270kg of carbon dioxide. Using the USDOE 2011 National Average energy cost of $0.0944/kWh, a figure which closely matches commercial energy costs in the United Kingdom, this equates to a cost saving of $30 – $50 per PC per annum.

How does CareTaker achieve these savings?

CareTaker generates savings by intelligently determining inactivity on computer systems before gracefully powering down to a low power-usage state. The intelligence of caretaker allows managers to rest in the knowledge systems are only powered down when they are truly inactive – thus ensuring that your organizations IT energy usage is fully optimized.

What if I am already using Windows Power Management?

CareTaker will automatically take over all of your power management – initially disabling the inefficient Windows facility before deploying its own policies.

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Run a month’s free trial of CareTaker and see how much money you could save on electricity usage and how much your carbon footprint would be reduced!

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The recommended process for the trial is:

  1. Run CareTaker without any power policies for 2 weeks, across a representative number of Pcs, to establish your current (baseline) energy usage. CareTaker will passively record your energy performance.
  1. Apply either a default policy or a custom policy and CareTaker will manage and record your energy performance for a further 2 weeks.

 

  1. You can then do a ‘before and after’ comparison with the standard reports to see the improvement and the savings you have made.

 

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Contact Taiga Innovations

For sales, technical support or if you have a general enquiry regarding our products and services feel free to contact us using our contact form and details below.