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GSA Enacts Landfill Ban For All Government E-scrap
March 26, 2012 – Hoping to lead by example, the Obama administration has announced a new policy that bars all federal agencies from disposing of unwanted electronics in landfills or incinerators…
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Where Is Employee #5724's Retired Computer?
October 27, 2011 – Employee #5724’s retired laptop sat in a closet for 6 months before being bundled with a few hundred other pieces of IT equipment. Last month it was shipped off to a recycler instead of an IT Asset Disposal company…
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How Is A Hyundai Like A Laptop?
October 10, 2011 – It isn’t. Unless it’s my old Hyundai, and a 4 year old corporate laptop. I loved that vehicle. It ran great, looked good, and best of all- it was fully paid for. Which to me, seemed like the perfect time to get rid of it. I figured that cars are like corporate IT equipment… unless they’re really old and beat up, there’s got to be SOME value left in them…
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Oklahoma, Meet Santa Barbara
September 26, 2011 – The September issue of Scientific American magazine is about “Better, Greener, Smarter Cities”, written by David Biello. In it, he tells us about the planned city of Dongtan, on China’s Chongming Island. Although construction plans were abandoned because of lack of funds, the city was originally slated to be a state-of-the-art, eco friendly, and energy efficient Utopia that permitted only battery or hydrogen powered cars and would be surrounded by organic farms for food supply…
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Looking Ahead
September 14, 2011 – CIO/Insight Magazine recently posted an article that states that according to Gartner, PC purchases are going to slow down in 2011, but will pick up again in 2012. It looks like some companies may be keeping their current IT equipment in place a little longer, which isn’t much of a surprise, given the economic climate these days. In fact, it would be shocking if the PC market WASN’T affected. Most IT Managers are so busy dealing with the present that they don’t have time to think about the future…
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