Headed to IAITAM

Next week many will travel to Sandusky, Ohio for the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) bi-annual conference. In addition to visiting Ohio during its most colorful time of the year, it is an opportunity for IT professionals responsible for asset management to educate and inform themselves about the latest best practices in…

Drop Your Phone in a Box?

I’ve been using technology for decades, but for the past six years I’ve been focused on IT asset disposition (ITAD) – what happens to electronics when they’re no longer wanted. That may seem like a long time to fixate on one issue, but the truth is that although great strides are being taken, electronic waste…

Arrow Receives R2 Certification in the Netherlands

We are pleased to announce that Arrow’s Value Recovery group’s Netherlands facility is the first Arrow facility in Europe to receive certification to the Responsible Recycling standard (R2). Our business in the Netherlands is one of 16 Arrow Value Recovery-owned and operated facilities in Europe. Our global network of processing centers provide secure and environmentally…

When It Comes to BYOD, Users Should MYOB

Back when I was in seventh grade – my daughter postulates that Abe Lincoln was one of my classmates, Socrates was our teacher and I kept an Ankylosaur in my locker – my friends and I used a four-letter combination as a word that struck fear in the hearts of other kids because they didn’t…

Let Your Links Flow

The Bellamy Brothers, a 1970s-era pop music duo, had a big hit many years ago with a song titled “Let Your Love Flow,” a cheerful little tune that, as the title suggests, encourages people to be more loving. At the time it was recorded, the song fit right into the pop music scene. More than…

Electronics, China, and Sustainable IT

Two aspects of how China handles elements of the IT device life cycle are particularly pertinent to the discussion of sustainable IT – one at the sourcing stage (rare earth elements [REEs]) and one at the electronics’ end of life. Rare Earth Investing News characterizes China’s dominance in the market for REEs – minerals that…