CNE Blog

Industry trends and advice from the IT asset disposition and resale experts at CNE.

  • Check These Boxes Before Your Big Data Center Consolidation

    Check These Boxes Before Your Big Data Center Consolidation

    Cloud transformations, virtualization and a proliferation of high-density, low-profile servers are roiling traditional data centers. Rare today is the CIO or IT director that is not engaged in some form of data center consolidation or, at least, considering one. And why not? The benefits are...
  • Looming Windows Server 2003 Deadline Means Rethinking Legacy Gear

    Looming Windows Server 2003 Deadline Means Rethinking Legacy Gear

    Organizations that meet the July 14 deadline must still face important questions about existing infrastructure and issues related to IT asset disposition. As if summer doesn’t race by too quickly already, now there’s a looming deadline to make the season seem even shorter. By this time...
  • Advances in Health IT Raise Stakes for IT Asset Management

    Advances in Health IT Raise Stakes for IT Asset Management

    By now, everyone is familiar with medical waste containers, the bright red boxes emblazoned with the “biohazard” symbol that dot the halls and offices of most health care facilities. They have one purpose, to hold dangerous, potentially infectious trash out of the regular waste stream for safe...
  • PC Makeover: Program Aims to Make Refurbished Electronics More Attractive as Global e-Waste Stream Swells

    PC Makeover: Program Aims to Make Refurbished Electronics More Attractive as Globa...

    In an effort to increase the amount of used tech gear that goes to a new desktop rather than a dumpster, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) is joining forces with software giant Microsoft to improve incentives for both buyers and sellers of refurbished computers. The...
  • Earth Day Conundrum: Whither Tech Recycling?

    Earth Day Conundrum: Whither Tech Recycling?

    As environmentalists all the world over celebrated Earth Day this week, a nagging question about green initiatives remains: What will it take to get consumers to responsibly recycle their used electronics? A new survey commissioned by the mobility unit of technology distributor Ingram...
  • Cloud, Fog and the Disappearing Data Center

    Cloud, Fog and the Disappearing Data Center

    New forms of hosted and “as-a-service” computing are roiling data center architectures. Here’s what to know when it comes time to downsize the data center and decommission servers. Walk around the data center of most businesses today and you’ll notice there’s a lot less of … well… just...
  • The Mobile Workplace Is Here to Stay

    The Mobile Workplace Is Here to Stay

    There’s no turning back on mobility initiatives in the enterprise now. The trick is making sure that legion of smartphones and tablets is appropriately managed and secured, and that devices get properly de-provisioned and disposed of when the time comes. Take a walk around the modern...
  • HIPAA, SARBOX, PCI and the Alphabet Soup of Doom

    HIPAA, SARBOX, PCI and the Alphabet Soup of Doom

    Depending on the business you’re in, the indiscriminate disposal of old HDDs and other storage media can quickly rise from really bad idea to violation of the law. Rare is the business today that isn’t subject to the rigors of regulatory compliance in some fashion. In addition to all of...
  • Endless Love: Americans Are Hoarding Electronics

    Endless Love: Americans Are Hoarding Electronics

    New study shows U.S. consumers have an insatiable appetite for tech gear and a strong reluctance to recycle it. If the ads on television — and the mob scene at the mall — teach us one thing this holiday season, it’s that we Americans love our tech gear. To a fault. There’s nothing wrong...
  • Practice Your Peripheral Vision

    Practice Your Peripheral Vision

    The proliferation of next-generation printing and imaging devices comes with a caveat: On-board storage makes these machines a trove of sensitive corporate data. It’s common knowledge in corporate IT that the hard disk drives lurking in outdated and out-of-service PCs, laptops and servers...
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