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Andy Warner is head of Corporate Services for RDC, an Arrow Company. This blog is a condensed version of his full-length paper, which we encourage you to read here. The average cost of a corporate data breach is now estimated to be $4 million. Many companies focus their concern on potential fines. However, the largest…

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Not all technology upgrades and replacements are voluntary. When organizations build entire systems around specific hardware – which is often the case – they create intrinsic risk. What if the systems they rely on break and the components needed to repair them no longer are available? It’s not so uncommon for well-designed applications to become…

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Sustainability leaders are known to quote Peter Drucker’s “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” though they may not know where the quote comes from. I’d add, “You can’t protect what you don’t know you have,” and “You can’t protect what you don’t control.” When it comes to protecting data, the environment and ultimately the…

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E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in the world and it’s only natural to want to set goals to reduce it. Many organizations’ sustainability goals include waste reduction, and, as organizations often classify e-waste as solid waste, quantifying e-waste recycling to meet landfill avoidance targets makes sense, as far as it goes. I’m all in…

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We are pleased to announce the opening of a new Arrow Value Recovery sales office in Melbourne, Australia. The establishment of this office further supports Arrow’s growing client base with local sales representation and service support. This announcement expands Arrow’s Value Recovery growth in Asia as it follows the recent establishment of a processing facility…

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The formalization of IT asset disposition has come a long way in the past decade, from what Gartner analyst Rob Schafer would describe as “Joe and his truck” to the extremely sophisticated, tightly controlled handling of IT assets, including: Airtight data security Rigorous attention to environmental stewardship End-to-end brand protection Process automation and optimization Value-driven…

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More than ten years ago, a small nonprofit and a Dutch company conspired to make a difference in the lives of impoverished Africans. The nonprofit, Close the Gap, collected usable IT equipment from major corporations in Europe. The Dutch company refurbished the various devices and made them suitable for use. And ever since then, together…

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CENTENNIAL, Colo.–July 27, 2016–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced that Charles F. Kostalnick II has been named president of its global reverse logistics business, effective Aug. 1, 2016, succeeding Mark Majeske, who is retiring from the company. In his new role, Mr. Kostalnick will report to Cathy Morris, Arrow’s chief strategy officer. Mr. Kostalnick…

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Technology has momentum. It is disruptive and unstoppable. You can’t build a wall around it. To say that technology is more than the sum of its parts is a vast understatement, since technology in its connected aggregate is akin to an atmosphere that envelops us. Its data runs governments, economies and communities – both real…

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