Yesterday was a great day for kids who need computers – and for Redemtech. We joined Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski at a press conference in Washington D.C. to launch PC Pledge 100, a campaign designed to rally companies to convert surplus into success by donating at least 100 gently used PCs each year to Connect2Compete (C2C), a nationwide effort to improve digital literacy in low-income communities. You can watch a recording of the press announcement here.
Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, is one of the most intriguing trends in corporate IT today – and it has important implications for everyone involved in IT management, from procurement and finance to IT operations, security, IT asset management (ITAM) and sustainability officers. With the explosive growth of smartphones, iPads, netbooks and other consumer technologies, many companies are recognizing that policies that enable their employees to use their personal technology on the job can boost productivity and improve job satisfaction and efficiency.
Earth Day is a terrific concept for increasing awareness of environmental issues, including the electronic waste crisis. Despite its obvious intent to benefit the planet, Earth Day may be the worst day of the year for e-waste.
The term “Digital Divide” has become common in referencing Americans who don’t enjoy the same degree of access to modern digital information and communication technologies as other Americans and, therefore, don’t have the same opportunities for social and economic development. Bridging this divide is extremely important to Redemtech, which believes the federal government should aim to align its surplus IT assets with the needs of Americans currently excluded from opportunities provided by technology.
I was shopping last weekend with my daughter in an antique store, looking for things I thought might make good Christmas gifts. This particular store was part jumble-of-junk, part museum, part yard sale. An antique store is a good place to go if you want to marvel at the pace of obsolescence, and reflect on the good ole days.
Twelve years ago last Spring I gave birth to a son, and three months later joined Bob Houghton to create a company called Redemtech. Unaware of the milestone at the time, I began a journey giving back to society and the planet after 10 years of personal self indulgence and a tech career helping flood the market with new computing products. Bringing a child in the world opened my eyes to awe inspiring love, worry, and commitment. Bringing Redemtech into the world opened my eyes to our collective responsibility for restraining and reforming a reckless e-waste recycling industry.
All you need is love. John Lennon sings it. Dave Matthews sings it. Redemtech sings it.
Today we launch our new relationship with Habitat for Humanity International, to change the lives of thousands of Habitat Families across the country, and eventually across the globe. Ours is a mission across the great divide that is digital.
Cast your vote today for your favorite Serious Good Contest finalists! Non-profit and community organizations too often go without computers, or struggle with outdated, worn out equipment. That's why Redemtech created the Serious Good contest – to help non-profits modernize with refurbished electronics. Redemtech set aside more than $10,000 of professionally refurbished equipment to award to deserving organizations from Redemtech’s Red Rabbitt™ brand.
Voting closes at 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 16.
While dozens of worthy organizations were nominated, we have narrowed the field to 10 finalists. Please cast your vote today! Voting ends at 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 16.