Verdiem Earns Ovum ‘Shortlist’ Recommendation
SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Verdiem, a leader in IT energy management and efficiency software, today announced its inclusion on the “shortlist” of leading desktop power management (DPM) solutions in Ovum’s Industry Solutions Guide. As a shortlist vendor, Verdiem has established a commanding market position with a product that is widely accepted as “best of breed.”
“Verdiem has been instrumental in forging the DPM market with its focus on accuracy, high usability, and advanced reporting capabilities,” noted the report, authored by Rhonda Ascierto, Ovum senior analyst for energy and sustainability technology. “Its Surveyor platform supports desktops and laptops, including Macs, and has been certified by major U.S. utilities that offer power rebates.”
The assessment guide is a qualitative and quantitative representation of Ovum’s view and opinions about the competitive market environment, and includes recommendations for companies looking to deploy DPM solutions.
DPM vendors were rated on technology assessment, market impact and reporting. Ovum found that Verdiem displayed particular strength in reporting, and that vendors with strong reporting capabilities have a distinct competitive advantage. Granular and sophisticated reporting capabilities allow customers to fine-tune their power policies, which leads to greater savings in costs, power consumption and CO2 emissions.
“We are proud to be among Ovum’s ‘shortlist’ recommendations,” said John Scumniotales, President and CEO of Verdiem. “With the recent launch of Verdiem’s new Surveyor 6 platform, we’re enabling new business intelligence and analytics that allow organizations to optimize their IT energy savings. To be recognized for our achievements in the eyes of Ovum, a truly trusted source, validates the hard work and forward-thinking that drives Verdiem. We are extremely well positioned for the future.”
While Verdiem’s roots are in desktop power management, Ovum said, “in the past few years it has broadened its focus to network power management by working closely with Cisco on its EnergyWise network energy-management platform.”
Concludes Ovum, “Surveyor should be considered by mid- and large-sized organizations that seek a best-of-breed, stand-alone desktop power management solution that integrates with Cisco’s EnergyWise network management platform to manage a broad range of networked devices. …Surveyor is an excellent choice for organizations with a focus on sustainability, as reports include CO2 consumption and savings, which can be used in company-wide sustainability reports.”
Verdiem helped define the PC power management market and has now extended its leadership into IT energy management and efficiency software. Verdiem Surveyor enables customers to centrally control and reduce the energy used by PCs, Macs, and network devices running Cisco EnergyWise without impacting end users. More than 600 corporations, government agencies and universities have deployed Surveyor on nearly 2 million devices. Most customers experience ROI within six to 12 months. Based in Seattle, Wash., Verdiem is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. More information is available at www.verdiem.com or (206) 838-2800.