Last week, Able-One Systems held our 19th Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament. Despite guaranteed thunderstorms in the forecast, the weatherman was wrong (yet again!) and it turned out to be a beautiful day and another successful event. Many thanks to the team at Conestoga Country Club for the hospitality!
Prior to teeing off, the attendees enjoyed a breakfast seminar including four presentations with the theme of energy efficiency. The speakers and some of the highlights are summarized below. If you would like to receive a copy of the presentations or get further information on any of the topics please contact us here.
- Configuration and usage tips to extend the battery life and improve the performance of your laptop
- The costs savings that result from these minor changes can be significant
- Maintaining old, non-virtualized servers in your environment is costing you and the environment more than you think
- The Ontario Power Authority is offering 100% funded engineering studies and providing implementation incentives that lead to payback periods of months not years.
- Other saveONenergy programs to assist with:
- processes & systems
- Several attendees of the presentation took advantage of the offer of a free site walk through with Exact Energy sponsored by Able-One. If you would like to learn more please click here.
- Our CTO discussed many of today’s green data center initiatives worth understanding:
- Software Define Storage
- Cloud Computing & Shared Infrastructure
- VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)
Swing Master – Mackenzie Hughes
The final presentation of the morning was a real treat for the golf enthusiasts in the room. Mackenzie Hughes, the 2013 PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit winner, provided the group with tips & tricks on achieving an energy efficient swing. If you would like to follow along with his golf journey you can visit his website: http://mackenziehughesofficial.com.
Here’s the video of golf tips from Mackenzie Hughes:
Unfortunately the golf season is nearing its end; however these tips are certain to help me down the final stretch!
The War Amps of Canada
Every year a charity or non-profit is selected to benefit from our Charity Hole Challenge. We are proud to have selected The War Amps of Canada Child Amputee Program (CHAMP) as this year’s beneficiary. Since the beginning of CHAMP, generations of child amputees have benefited from financial assistance for artificial limbs, regional seminars and peer support.
This organization touches close to home as described by one of our very own Senior Engineers, Gary Evans, “if it weren’t for the technical training that the War Amps helped me achieve after my accident I would not have been able to join the Able-One team 15 years ago”. We would like to thank Kelly Campbell, Manager of the War Amps PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE Program for attending and speaking on The War Amps’ behalf.
This year we raised an impressive $1,800 on the charity hole, which Able-One Systems has once again matched, bringing the total donation to $3,600! If you would like to support the War Amps yourself please check out their Twitter account @TheWarAmps or their Facebook page.