by Bart Porter on December 3, 2012
During the past five-and-a-half years, the Redemtech company blog has operated like a perpetual motion machine, consuming latent energy stemming from a vastly churning and changing IT asset management and disposition industry, while plugging along with topical content that has kept readers informed, enlightened, and, in some cases, amused.
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by Bart Porter on November 14, 2012
Recently I encountered an interesting technology blog
that attempted to disclose some of the hazards of electronic waste disposal. While some valid points were made, such as a brief explanation of the toxins commonly found in e-waste, I discovered a much stronger recommendation in the blog to be startling and rather unsettling.
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by Carol Baroudi on November 1, 2012
Wednesday night at the The Boston Area Sustainability Group meeting, the guest speaker, one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics,” Tim Smith, from Walden Asset Management – a firm practicing Sustainable and Responsible Investing – put forth the premise that environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives are becoming mainstream, and that they bring great value to the organizations that embrace them. According to Smith, there’s a “new breed” of investors including pension funds, foundations, religious investors and investment firms with assets under management of over $70 trillion declaring that they are integrating environmental, social and governance issues into their investment process, sending a strong message to companies where they invest.
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by Barbara Scott on October 31, 2012
Did you ever notice how in business we’re sometimes just as imprisoned by the latest trend of the month as we were back in high school? This month, the trend is big data. You can’t open a business magazine or attend an industry conference without a half dozen people ponderously weighing in on how big data will change everything.
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by Bart Porter on October 24, 2012
My daughter and I like to watch cartoons together. It’s a pastime that might sound charming until you realize we’ve been watching cartoons for two decades. She’s now a 21-year-old college student with a full-time job and I’m a middle-aged geek who is looking forward to passing the lessons of Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo, and Pinky and the Brain to future generations.
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by Carol Baroudi on October 19, 2012
Many folks are aware of the atrocities associated with shipping our electronic garbage to unprotected peoples and lands, but there are many more reasons to think before you trash.
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by William Waas on October 16, 2012
When you consider that nearly 60% of low-income homes in the U.S. lack a computer, closing the digital divide is a huge challenge. But we’re already starting to make progress with PC Pledge 100. There has been a lot of excitement since we joined with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Connect2Compete to launch this nationwide campaign to close the digital divide through corporate donations of used computers.
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by Bart Porter on October 12, 2012
If you read the colorful description provided by the official website for the city of Salina, Kansas, you’ll find all indications that it is a progressive regional trade center for the north central region of the state. There are references to a rich history of manufacturing, agriculture and transportation; jobs in educational services, healthcare and retail trades; and a thriving arts community, including a performing arts theater and symphony. This certainly gives the impression that Salina is a modern, up-to-date city.
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by Carol Baroudi on October 5, 2012
The second annual COMMIT! Forum has just concluded two fabulous days in New York City, and firstly, I want to say thank you, and kudos to conference organizers and leadership Richard Crespin, Dirk Olin, Elliot Clark and Kim Gilliam. As someone who came away from last year’s event with a mixed review, I’m especially impressed. Each and every criticism I raised was addressed, as, I’m sure, were those of everyone else who provided feedback. Rarely, in my experience, do I encounter such responsiveness and responsibility.
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by Jeff Kramer on October 3, 2012
When developing ITAD processes, understanding the world in which that process will operate is critical to achieving asset security. A great way to do this is to remember the concept of process durability. By starting to identify potential sources of process failure, one is forced to clarify the world in which the process lives. A durable process’s design has considered the environment in which they will operate and has accounted for it.
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