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Embark on the Energy Management Maturity Journey

Posted by Mark Strobel

Mar 4, 2014 9:00:00 AM

How mature is your company when it comes to energy management?  Is it something you’ve ever considered?  If you haven’t, you’re not alone.

The path to energy maturity often begins with little or no knowledge of energy consumption, conservation or sustainability.  Less energy mature companies may consider the extent of conservation to be replacing incandescent bulbs with energy efficient CFLs, adjusting the thermostat and turning off lights and equipment when not in use. 

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For the leaders in energy management, energy efficiency is a way of life, a key element of corporate identity and valued as a significant competitive advantage.

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Topics: Energy, Software as a Service, Energy Management

Fear of Subscriptions? Three reasons software subscriptions make sense.

Posted by Tom Emmrich

Feb 21, 2014 8:47:00 AM

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As the market is rapidly getting more comfortable with cloud-based offerings and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, there is usually a secondary hurdle that most customer’s struggle with, and that is the subscription payment method that generally goes along with these offerings. Some just don’t understand it and think it is a clever “trick” of the provider – and others hold the belief that they are inherently more expensive.  Neither is true.

While some people have an emotional connection to upfront payment, objection to subscription based offerings is usually not founded on an objective understanding nor an analysis of risk, total costs and flexibility.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Energy, Software as a Service, Energy Management

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