The software developer 1E, named after a Microsoft systems error, aims to help large organisations improve their IT systems’ efficiency. It offers products such as Nightwatchman, which turns off unattended computers, saving electricity for customers, which include Ford, AT&T and HSBC. About 70% of revenue is from overseas and the company sells products in 42 countries from France to India, Singapore and Australia. In the past two years 1E has established offices in New York, which has helped to increase the firm’s international sales by 46% a year, from £4.9m in 2006 to £10.3m in 2008 under chief executive Sumir Karayi.
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