The idea is to help public and private sector organisations assess their energy usage and make savings. The service offers an analysis of the energy consumption of devices, a simulation of savings and the rollout of actions to achieve savings. It’s pretty comprehensive in coverage, the JouleX software can monitor, analyse and manage the energy consumption of all IP network-connected devices, which includes most forms of IT, telecoms equipment, copiers, VoIP phones, lighting systems and HVAC.
The service is designed to save money on equipment and energy use (the company quotes 30-60% savings) with little hardware or software requirement and payback within three to six months.
Jean-Pierre Lemaire, CEO of Orange Consulting said “Sustainability and Green IT have become key targets at a CEO level within the enterprises, and we are now in a position to meet the expectations of not only CIOs, chasing for new levers to reduce the TCO of their IT infrastructure in and beyond their data centres, but also Heads of CSR looking for minimising their company’s energy bill and carbon footprint. JouleX software will be key in that ambition.”
You can’t really call yourself an ICT consultancy these days unless you have some ability to measure and manage ICT emissions (indeed many ICT consultancies wouldn’t confine themselves to just ICT emissions). More often than not the service is based on software from a specialist supplier, which is the case here. Privately-held Joulex has been rapidly making a name for itself in the green IT/energy management market since it was founded in the US in 2009. Orange Business Services is adding the consultancy layer, which will also be a great help to Joulex in cracking the French market.
The service has been launched in France, but expect it to be available internationally soon.