With several hundred computers at EMU, we have an opportunity to conserve a significant amount of power by making sure that computers are off when they are not in use. The best way to do this is for each of us to turn off our computers when we leave, since there is no accurate way for the computer to determine on its own when you will leave for an extended period of time. Starting this week, computers that are left on and idle for 90 minutes will automatically go into standby. Our goal is to reduce electricity usage without significantly impacting your work, and a 90 minute timeout should allow for lunch breaks and chapel without breaking ODBC connections, or causing problems with documents opened from the network.
Always remember to save your work when leaving your desk, and if you plan to be gone for more than a few hours, turn your computer off. Thank you for helping us be more responsible with our use of technology.