In the traditional approach to power management, power optimizations are generic in nature. The optimizations are not based on understanding the application-OS-hardware interactions. Hence these optimizations aren't always the best.
Power management in the traditional approach relies on time-based policies - even so, no solution exists for enterprise-wide administration of such policies. IPM as defined by Vigyanlabs is not time-based. Instead it is based on application sensors - a technology patented by us. The power management policies are based on applications and are customizable as per the application needs. A good IPM platform allows such application-sensor based power schemes to be administered in an enterprise-wide manner.
Traditional power management approaches are device specific and consequently, not scalable. A truly intelligent power management platform is scalable and should be implementable across a wide spectrum of devices and operating systems in varied operating environments.
Traditional approaches are intrusive. They either trade-off user experience (e.g.: your laptop goes into standby when you are presenting) or performance In our IPMPlus approach, we ensure non-intrusiveness and do not trade-off power management against either performance or user experience.
Finally, intelligent power management is about quantifiable power savings which is not possible in traditional power management approaches.