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“The time has come,” my colleague says, “to repurpose, reuse and revisit some of your blogs.” So just like those holiday episodes of “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!,” I’ve pulled some of my favorite threads with the hope that if you missed them, you’ll enjoy them, and if you liked them the first time, you…

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Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany & UK sites are R2 certified – 27 July 2015 – Arrow Electronics has announced that five more European sites of its value recovery business have been certified to the global Responsible Recycling (R2) standard. The certificate relates to the procurement, refurbishment and resale of electronic equipment and covers sites…

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Electronics Purchasing Strategies, July 22, 2015. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, which allows employees to use their personal cell phones, smartphones, tablets and laptops for business, has become a challenge for many corporations. While BYOD enables businesses to reduce the costs associated with providing hardware for their employees, securing those devices becomes expensive…

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There’s rightfully much ado about the climate—from extreme weather events, severe droughts and water crises to fossil fuels and the race to renewables. However, there’s far too little talk about electronics and their roles in environmental ecosystems. Ironically, the folks who say, “Don’t worry, we’ll invent solutions to all our problems” are typically envisioning some…

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Dallas Business Journal July 16, 2015 Arrow Electronics Inc. is doubling the capacity of its value recovery operation at its Dallas facility, which refurbishes smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The Centennial, Colorado-based company operates a 117,000 square-foot Dallas facility that employs 80 people who work across the value recovery and transportation departments. Arrow’s (NYSE:…

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Doubles Mobile-Device Processing Capacity — Arrow Electronics has announced plans to expand the company’s Value Recovery operation in Dallas, Texas. The expansion, which is slated for completion this fall, will double the Dallas facility’s capacity to process smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for secure reuse or divestment. According to Gartner, the majority of end-point…

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I’ve talked about the embedded energy in electronics – the energy used to create or manufacture a product. I’ve talked about the rare earth minerals and the other mined materials that go into electronics. But I’ve yet to talk about the water. According to the National Resources Defense Council, in addition to the more than…

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For the past decade, socially responsible enterprises, trade associations, and certification bodies have shaped the IT asset disposition (ITAD) industry. Enterprises wrote policies to control the disposition of computers, citing existing standards and requirements. When the need to dispose of mobile devices arose, many organizations simply replaced the word “computer” with “smartphone” and republished their…

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