News | April 24, 2012

Eaton's "Ask The Experts" Portal Gives IT Pros Powerful Toolkit

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced an enhanced online portal to give information technology (IT) professionals and resellers access to valuable industry content. The toolkit is available at and is a continuation of Eaton’s “Things Have Changed” campaign, an initiative that underscores the company’s dedication to the IT community and expertise in IT and data center solutions while demonstrating Eaton is a company that ‘gets IT.’

As part of these online enhancements, IT professionals are invited to submit industry questions through the “Ask The Experts” form in order to receive responses directly from some of Eaton’s top thought leaders. Questions range from specific inquires about replacing uninterruptible power system (UPS) batteries and power management software recommendations, to general questions about power distribution, airflow management and rack enclosures.

“Eaton’s ‘Ask The Experts’ portal gives IT professionals, especially those in small-to-medium size businesses, direct access to powerful information resources and a community of knowledgeable product managers and industry experts,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton Distributed Power Quality Business Unit. “It’s this continued engagement and ongoing evolution of our programs that speak volumes about Eaton’s dedication to the IT community and channel.”

Eaton is also hosting a Geek Cruise Getaway Sweepstakes, “Geeks @Sea,” which is an opportunity for IT professionals and Eaton PowerAdvantage® partners to win a trip to Genoa, Italy for a 16-day/15-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise, including a pre-cruise tour of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider, valued at $15,000. All IT professionals and PowerAdvantage partners are invited to enter the sweepstakes through April 15, 2012, at PowerAdvantage partners must nominate at least one of their IT professional customers in order to be eligible to win. “Geeks @Sea” will set sail in October 2012 to cruise the coasts of Italy, Greece, Israel and Turkey.

In addition to background information on power protection basics, thought leadership white paper content, and event and webcast schedules, visitors will notice that Eaton’s SwitchOn resource portal includes an interesting cast of characters—the IT desk toys. The “Caption Creator” places these desk toy characters in various scenarios and invites IT pros to submit clever captions on their behalf. Visitors can view the most popular captions in the gallery and place their vote for favorite captions.

For more information and to register for the sweepstakes, visit To get the latest news, tips, special offers and interactive features from Eaton, become a fan on Facebook at, follow the Twitter handle, @SwitchOnEaton, or join Eaton on Google+. To learn more about Eaton’s power quality products, visit

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring, and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned, through its Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® global electrical product series, to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulic and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Eaton Corporation