Develop a script for all PC/Mac/Linux computers which do not need to be on 24/7, to do the following: Start the backup Script, log off the user, shut down the machine once the backup is complete. Provides 2 benefits - saving on electricity, and makes sure that all computers get a new start each day.
Having all Federal computers powered and online 24 hours a day is an unreasonable waste of energy and dollars. Computer maintenance and updates can be scheduled, or computers can be powered down for a portion of the week (e.g. Thursday through Monday) after hours. Furthermore, an offline computer cannot be hacked - saving energy and increasing information security. This can be adopted today, at no cost.
All measures with a payback of less than five years should be implemented immediately. These energy savings measures will reduce... more »