Industry Leaders Partner in Second Annual Power IT Down Day to Encourage Energy Conservation
Citrix, HP, Intel and Microsoft Challenging Government and Industry to Turn Off Computers, Printers and Peripherals on August 27
BETHESDA, Md. - Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) together with HP, Intel and Microsoft announced today that they are encouraging energy conservation in the government and industry through the second annual Power IT Down Day initiative scheduled for August 27. Power IT Down Day will reduce unnecessary power usage by getting individuals to commit to turn off their computers, monitors and printers when they leave the office on August 27, instead of allowing them to sit idle. Last year over 2,800 individuals participated in the effort, saving over 37,000 kilowatt hours of energy.
To save help save energy by participating in this year’s Power IT Down, register at www.hp.com/go/poweritdown.com. Registrants will receive reminders to power down their IT equipment to save energy and cut costs and have access to valuable information about energy conservation and the industry solutions that support a green government.
Power IT Down Day was conceived with the goal of reducing carbon emissions by promoting responsible energy use by individuals in the public and private sector. This reflects the current administration’s focus on a number of initiatives designed to reduce government’s carbon footprint and energy costs by two to five percent within five years.
“The management of federal real property has been and continues to be one of the largest line items in the federal government’s budget,” said Tom Simmons, area vice president, for Citrix Government Systems. “If just one percent of government’s 1.8 million civilian employees turned off their processors, monitors and peripherals for only one night, the U.S. government would save approximately $23,400. So, this one seemingly minor act of turning off a computer can actually have a significant impact on the amount of energy consumed by the government and its associated cost to the taxpayer.”
To demonstrate their commitment to Power IT Down Day, Citrix and its partners, Microsoft, HP, and Intel, will be making a donation of at least $20,000 to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). WWP provides support for the nation’s severely wounded military personnel, helping them on the road to healing, both physically and mentally. Unique, direct programs and services help to meet the needs of these service members, and the organization works tirelessly to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid to address the needs of our severely injured troops.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtualization, networking and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies for more than 230,000 organizations worldwide. Its Citrix Delivery Center, Citrix Cloud Center (C3) and Citrix Online Services product families radically simplify computing for millions of users, delivering applications as an on-demand service to any user, in any location on any device. Citrix customers include the world’s largest Internet companies, 99 percent of Fortune Global 500 enterprises, and hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers worldwide. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies worldwide in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1989, annual revenue in 2008 was $1.6 billion.
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