CNE Blog

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

  • Remarketing Is 20 Times More Energy Efficient than IT Recycling

    Remarketing Is 20 Times More Energy Efficient than IT Recycling

    Why prioritize IT asset reuse? Generally speaking ITAD vendors are content to take your IT assets, break them down, and recycle or dispose of the parts. Surprisingly, as one recent study suggests, recycling excess or obsolete assets is definitely not the most environmentally friendly...
  • IT Asset Disposition: What Happens When I Sell My Used Technology?

    IT Asset Disposition: What Happens When I Sell My Used Technology?

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens with your used technology during the disposition process. The ITAD process may be complex, but the final outcomes for your surplus equipment should be straightforward and easily traceable. Done right, ITAD results in zero waste with optimal value...
  • Decoding ITAD Industry Certifications

    Decoding ITAD Industry Certifications

    What’s behind ITAD industry certifications? If you are familiar with the ITAD industry, your eyes may glaze over when you see the lengthy alphanumeric identifiers used by most environmental and safety standards organizations. Clearly these standards and their corresponding certifications are...
  • ITAD: Beyond Data Security

    ITAD: Beyond Data Security

    Aside from data security, consider these 3 factors when seeking an ITAD vendor. If you are tasked with disposal of used or surplus IT assets, data security probably ranks as your number one concern — and for good reason. But considering a range of other issues could help you maximize your...
  • 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...
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