12. NSMS Wake-on-LAN Gateway Service

NSMS is now providing a managed Wake-on-LAN (WOL) gateway service for Colleges and Departments. Why would you want to use this service? To save money. Using the WOL service helps reduce the energy consumption of desktop computers and by switching off just 5 desktop computers and their monitors at the end of the working day the annual management costs of one embedded managed gateway from NSMS can be recouped. The NSMS WOL service provides a small network device that simply plugs in to your network. The device requires no local staff effort, it is fully configured and managed by NSMS and should it fail it would be replaced within 2 working days. So, not only can you participate in the University’s GreenIT initiative, you may well be able to save your college or department money. www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/nsms/services/wakeonlan.xml

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