Frequent releases of new technologies drive people to stores in search of the latest gadgets. Many of these purchases are replacements or upgrades, which makes one wonder about the destiny of the “old” devices. What would happen to them? Where would they go?
With only 12% of old devices currently recycled, the future of old devices may look not very promising. Nevertheless, situation can change since a large percentage of what is generally named as "e-waste" is not waste at all, but rather electronic equipment or parts that are marketable for reuse or can be recycled for materials recovery.
It’s no surprise; the economy has been in a downward spiral for some time now. In fact, nearly every industry has been affected by it to some extent. But, for corporate data centers there’s no doubt that the implications of cost and efficiency will weigh heavily long after the current economic downturn ends. So, what’s the best way to consolidate servers and avoid unwanted wasted resources?
With the economy slowly on the rise, investors are regaining confidence and global mergers and acquisitions have begun to materialize once again. With this growth IT departments play an increasingly larger role as technology has become the heart of most organizations and it touches virtually all aspects of a company’s operations. Many of these functions are mission-critical requiring much of an IT department during the merger/acquisition process.
As legislation cracks down on the disposal of older, outdated network and data center assets, many executives are asking why it’s important to consider IT asset recycling. The majority of businesses don't have the necessary resources or know how to carry out disposal of their IT equipment in a reliable and secure manner, they are considering IT asset recycling services. These services can make sure that important data is disposed of in a secure manner and your equipment is disposed of in an environmentally correct way.
Micheal Dell was recently interviewed at Web 2.0 Summit in San Franciso, and reiterated from his OpenWorld 2011 speech that Dell has evolved from “a product company to a services and solutions company” over the last 15 years and has over 100,000 partners and growing.
The Federal Government’s goal is to shut 40 percent of its computer data centers over the next four years by modernizing the way it uses computers to manage data and provide services to citizens.