ATLANTA, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JouleX, a leading innovator in sustainable enterprise energy management systems for buildings, industrial controls, and IT infrastructure, today announced that it has been recognized as a "Cool Vendor" for a second time in the "Cool Vendors in Green IT and Sustainability, 2013"[i] report by Gartner, Inc. This year's report takes a look at solutions "that address two key themes that are becoming increasingly related in the area of sustainability: namely, building energy efficiency and stakeholder engagement, especially through the use of gamification."[ii]
According to Gartner, "The energy efficiency of buildings remains a key focus for enterprise sustainability programs and vendor solutions." Additionally it recommends that CIOs "increase collaborative efforts with facilities managers, energy managers and chief sustainability officers to better exploit technologies that increase bottom-up stakeholder engagement in energy efficiency and sustainability programs."[iii]
JouleX is included in the report as one of two companies making up the Where Are They Now section, with analyst Simon Mingay providing the analysis. In the analysis, Mingay provides an overview on why JouleX was named to the Cool Vendors list in 2011 and why the company makes the analyst firm's list in 2013. In 2011, JouleX's unique agentless approach to energy management along with its ability to connect to any IP-connected device was noted as providing companies with an integrated way to manage energy usage of disparate technology and organizational functions.
In 2013, the report notes a number of factors that may likely play into the company's growth including cloud capabilities, rich data center management offerings, and partnerships with network equipment and building management providers such as Johnson Controls and Schneider Electric. As a conclusion, the report indicates that the JouleX energy management solution remains an interesting consideration for enterprises seeking to align a broad and varying environment of network-connected devices.
The company's flagship product, JouleX Energy Manger (JEM) is the first software-defined, network-based, energy management system that dynamically measures the energy consumption and utilization of all network-connected devices and systems to provide visibility into power usage across the enterprise and autonomous control policies to help organizations identify and automatically reduce energy waste. The new JEM platform, introduced earlier this year, has been designed to provide a wide variety of capabilities to give global organizations more choice and control in energy management.
"We consider JouleX's inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner an important recognition in the evolution of our JEM technology and that of a maturing market―and one that is placing increased emphasis on the significant cost and carbon benefits of energy management," said Tom Noonan, president and CEO at JouleX. "The increased collaboration between building and energy managers, network administrators, and data center operators has played a significant role in our success, and one that will continue to be of vital importance for those organizations s looking to implement an enterprise-wide approach to energy management."
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Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
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JouleX is a leading innovator in sustainable energy management for the enterprise. Its flagship product, the JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) platform, helps organizations reduce their energy consumption, energy costs, and carbon footprint across the enterprise from buildings to industrial controls to IT. JEM provides a single energy dashboard that offers unprecedented detailed visibility into the energy consumed by all areas of the enterprise and automatically monitors, analyzes, and controls energy to optimize efficiency and savings. JEM decreases energy costs by up to 30 percent while also providing robust corporate sustainability reporting for compliance with emerging carbon monitoring requirements.
JouleX was founded in 2009 and since has been distinguished with recent awards and accolades including Computerworld Honors Laureate, GE Ecomagination Award, BT Green Economy Success for Future Award and Clean Tech Media Award. The company is headquartered in Atlanta with worldwide offices located in Tokyo, Shanghai, Paris, Munich, and Kassel, Germany and throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.joulex.net, call (404) 567-4445 or send an email to [email protected].
© 2013 JouleX is a registered trademark of JouleX, Inc. JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) and Load-Adaptive Computing are trademarks of JouleX, Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder.
[i] Gartner, Inc. "Cool Vendors in Green IT and Sustainability, 2013" by Simon Mingay, Stephen Stokes, Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Chet Geschickter, James F. Hines, April 23, 2013.