Information Builders and Verdiem Partner to Better Monitor Enterprise Energy Consumption

IT Energy Management Leader Integrates Business Intelligence Provider's Platform Into New Software Solution

NEW YORK, NY and SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2012) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, and Verdiem, a provider of IT energy management solutions, today announced a partnership to use BI and analytics to better manage energy consumption and optimize related cost savings. Under the agreement, Verdiem is integrating WebFOCUS, Information Builders' comprehensive BI solution, into its new Surveyor 6 platform, enabling centralized power management beyond the traditional PC and Mac platforms to distributed IT devices.

The Verdiem solution collects detailed device utilization and energy consumption data. Using this data, customers develop power management policies that achieve 30 to 50 percent energy and cost savings with ROI in five to eight months. In larger enterprises, the data collection scale and frequency introduces data management, reporting, and analytical complexity and challenges. By partnering with Information Builders, Verdiem has made the data more accessible to users. Drawing on WebFOCUS' advanced analytics and reporting capabilities, Surveyor 6 enables Verdiem's customers to optimize their energy consumption and make more informed decisions about reducing IT operating costs.

Surveyor 6 features an interactive, intuitive dashboard that measures key industry metrics like energy consumption, energy cost savings, and carbon dioxide emission reductions. Users can display the data in an at-a-glance dashboard or drill down for deeper analysis. WebFOCUS' browser-based platform enables self-service access to these reports, and the data can also be shared with broader audiences via a web portal. With this information, IT decision-makers are armed with analytical capabilities to further identify ways to reduce their organization's energy consumption. As the variety of IT devices Verdiem supports expands, WebFOCUS is able to quickly scale, ensuring optimal performance for Surveyor 6 regardless of the number of devices monitored.

"Analytics and streamlined reporting are critical components of successful IT energy management solutions," said John Scumniotales, president and CEO of Verdiem. "As a result of Verdiem's partnership with Information Builders, we're the first vendor in our market to integrate a BI tool into its solution. This gives our customers a critical advantage not only by enabling them to better manage their energy consumption, but also by arming them with the insights needed to discover additional cost-saving opportunities."

"With the launch of Surveyor 6, Verdiem is responding to an industry need and allowing organizations to measure energy saving across their entire device fleet," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "With this increase in devices comes an increase in data and, by working with Information Builders, Verdiem is ensuring that this information is accurately tracked and readily accessible, providing significant value across the organization."

About Verdiem
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 or (206) 838-2800.

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company's software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at For ongoing news, go to or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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