Windows 7 Power Management - Power Management Improvements in Windows 7 Beta
Today, organizations focus on power management as a way to reduce costs and decrease their carbon emissions. One way to reduce the cost of running client computers is to reduce the power that is consumed. Regulatory compliance and a focus on green Information Technology (IT) provide additional motivation to better manage power consumption. Also, IT pros need to quickly identify and resolve energy inefficiencies on individual computers - especially portable computers - to enable higher levels of productivity for their users. Multiple factors contribute to energy efficiency and portable computer battery life. A single component - whether a device, a device driver, the operating system, or an application - can significantly affect battery life.