What Cisco isn't telling you about Cisco Smart Licensing

Cisco is rolling out their new Smart Licensing System (Cisco FAQ) that looks very concerning as it will give the keys to your Cisco device to Cisco.

E-Waste: A Big Problem Needing Bigger Solutions

  In 1982, a family in the US bought a microwave oven. In 2012, thirty years later, the microwave was still working. In 2017, a young lady purchased an iPhone upgrade and a protective case. Four months later, with a splintered screen from a few bounces on the floor, the same young lady must purchase a new phone.

Survey finds 45 of 50 companies void warranties for independent repair (Despite consumer protection laws)

Six months after the FTC warned six companies their “void warranty if removed” labels are forbidden under warranty laws, a survey by the consumer group U.S. PIRG Education Fund found that the vast majority of appliance manufacturers continue to oppose independent repair. Of the 50 appliance manufacturers surveyed, 45 automatically void the warranties if the device had “unauthorized” repair.

The Disaggregation of Cisco IOS and Juniper Junos Operating Systems from their Hardware!

We have been hearing rumblings for the last year that Cisco wants to become known as a software company, which means they would unbundle their Operating System sale from the hardware sale.

Nation's largest electronics recycling company support Right to Repair!

FTC says Third Party Maintenance DOES NOT VOID Warranties

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has told manufacturers that their approach to monopolizing repair and support by putting warranty void stickers on products and in their disclaimers is illegal under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a law passed back in 1975.

Morgan Stanley says the recent IT spending slowdown, caused by enterprises assessing cloud computing services, is about to end.

Companies have been analyzing the move to cloud computing which put a lot of spending on IT hardware on hold. Morgan Stanley published a new financial research note this week that indicates once enterprises finish their cloud assessments, it will be open season on purchases.

17 States Now Weighing Right to Repair Bills as Momentum Grows

Popular Juniper Networks models reaching End of Support (EOS)

Since the Mean Time Between Failures for Juniper equipment is between 7 to 45 years depending on the model, there is no reason to upgrade your hardware at EOS when continued Third Party Maintenance is available.

Why We Must Fight for the Right to Repair our Electronics

Pending U.S. legislation could force manufacturers to make repair parts and information available at fair prices.

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