Three steps to maximizing enterprise data center potential

Enterprises nationwide are decreasing their data center budgets. Electricity, environmental controls and equipment maintenance can lead to high operational costs. To maximize a data center’s potential, it’s important to stick to the best practices and regular maintenance to ensure equipment is functioning at its highest capability. Here are three tips for maximizing data center potential: Maximize…


Bureau of International Recycling announces official start of global e-scrap study

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) have officially began studying worldwide e-scrap generation and processing flows. This study, assisted by academics from Harokopio University, will review data regarding household electronics and appliance recycling. The two groups initially announced the study during December of 2016. Robin Wiener, ISRI president,…


Educational technology market anticipates substantial growth due to digitization

A new report from EdTechXGlobal indicates the educational technology market will reach $252 billion by 2020. Up to two percent of the $5 trillion global education market is currently digitized, and experts anticipate that percentage will continue to grow with new technology advancements. Google and Microsoft are leading educational technology sales, with Google comprising 58…


SERI reports first instance of fabricated R2 certificate

Last week, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) reported the first known instance of a doctored R2 certificate. SERI discovered the fraudulent certificate after an e-scrap processor attempted using the document to secure a contract. The document, created by Secure Recycling, was a real R2 form with the facility name, date and certificate number altered. Secure…


Apple WWDC: 8 exciting iOS 11 features

Apple revealed the newest version of their OS, iOS 11, yesterday at their annual Worldwide Web Developers Conference (WWDC). iOS 11 will bring many updates to iPhone and iPad devices, including improved usability and new capabilities. Here are the most exciting updates from iOS 11: Improved safety features iOS 11 hosts a Do Not Disturb…


Equipment Installation Plans (EIPs) continue to drive mobile device trade-ins

HYLA Mobile, a mobile device reverse logistics company, recently released  a study regarding mobile device trade-ins from Q1 2017. The study shows device trade-ins are continuing to increase with the introduction of leasing models instead of traditional two-year contracts. HYLA estimates more than one-fourth, or 26 percent, of mobile users remain on a two-year contract,…