Unfortunately shutting down computers entirely everyday is not an option for many businesses and schools, as they need to leave computers on all the time so users can gain instant access. However a great alternative is putting computers in hibernate or sleep mode. Hibernate mode powers down the hardware after saving the RAM so that the computer starts up exactly where you left it before hibernation.

The main advantage of hibernation mode is that the computer doesn’t draw any power while in hibernation, and boots up very quickly compared to rebooting. Similarly, while sleep mode does draw some minimal power, it powers down the processing functions while saving the RAM, but allows for almost instantaneous access.