Take My Computer Back...Please
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This is the fourth straight year IBM has managed to decrease its return-to-landfill volumes.
Old IT equipment has in recent years been no small issue for IT managers everywhere.
As our own Daniel Randsdell, the GM of IBM's Global Asset Recovery Services, points out, "Closets filled with old IT equipment are becoming a huge headache for IT managers across the globe."
It's also worth noting we don't discriminate by brand. Bring your tired and processor-weary Dells, HPs, etc...we pretty much take 'em all.
And if you were wondering whether or not this is something worth paying attention to, try this sound byte on for size: Over 600 million corporate PCs alone are expected to be retired by 2010. But it's estimated only 2-5% of that will be scrubbed of sensitive data and recycled.
That's where the Asset Recovery team comes in. Each week, they take in more than 40,000 pieces of IT gear from clients worldwide, recycling and refurbishing servers, PCs, laptops, even mainframes, at 22 sites around the globe.
Since 1995, we've documented the collection and recovery of over 1.4 billion pounds.
Save a server, spare the landfill.