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Town of North Kingstown Goes Green With Dell


Expected Cost Savings and Constituent Demand Drive Purchase of Energy Smart Solutions that Help Simplify IT
Round Rock, Texas.- The town of North Kingstown, R.I., is using Dell’s Energy Smart line of servers and desktops to help simplify IT by reducing energy consumption and meeting constituent demands for a more environmentally-conscious town government.

As part of a three-year project, the town is implementing a variety of Energy Smart solutions, including Dell OptiPlexTM 320 PCs and Dell PowerEdgeTM 860, PowerEdge 1950 and PowerEdge 2950 servers.

North Kingstown will be joining Dell’s “Plant a Forest For Me” program, a global carbon-neutral initiative that plants trees for customers to help offset the carbon impact of electricity required to power their systems.

Using Dell’s Energy Calculator, IT managers determined the town could save more than $21,000 per year by implementing Energy Smart servers and desktops across the local government. As a result, North Kingstown officials will be able to dedicate additional resources to strategic initiatives that support the town’s 26,000 residents.

Dell’s Energy Smart line of servers, desktops and notebooks are designed to provide the maximum performance at the least amount of power required, bringing together efficient technologies designed to exceed Energy Star 4.0. Select Energy Smart PC models also meet the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold requirements. Pre-configured power management settings and tools simplify the deployment of Dell’s Energy Smart offerings, making them cost-effective for organizations of all sizes.

“For years, town planners and North Kingstown’s constituents have worked together to address community concerns and issues by implementing the most effective and environmentally-friendly technologies,” said Jason Albuquerque, IT director for the town of North Kingstown. “With Dell as our partner, the town of North Kingstown is committed to deploying technology that decreases energy consumption and reduces the town’s carbon footprint. Our investment promises energy and cost savings over the life of the equipment, as well as the peace of mind that we’re better managing our collective resources.”

"In our effort to help lead the ReGeneration and become the world’s most environmentally-conscious technology company, Dell is committed to making it easier for customers to simplify IT by more effectively deploying and supporting tomorrow’s energy-efficient solutions,” said Mark Horan, vice president, Dell Public Accounts. “From the desktop to the data center, our relationship with the town of North Kingstown has shown the positive effect energy-efficient technologies can have on an organization’s IT environment and operations.”


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