Apple issues annual environmental awareness report, e-scrap numbers

Apple issued its annual environmental responsibility report this week. According to the report, Apple recovered close to 61 million pounds of e-scrap throughout 2015. The recovered material included 23.1 million pounds of steel, 13.4 million pounds of plastics, 11.9 million pounds of glass, 4.5 million pounds of aluminum, 3 million pounds of copper, 190,000 pounds…

Consumers are holding onto mobile devices for longer than ever

American citizens are now using mobile devices for longer period times than ever, the Wall Street Journal reports. The increasing amount of time between consumer phone upgrades is attributed to carriers’ abandonment of the traditional subsidized model and consumers seeing less benefit in upgrading devices frequently. The overall phone-replacement cycle is estimated to reach 29…

OpenText acquiring large portion of HP customer experience content management services

OpenText, a Canadian content management firm, announced their acquisition of large majority of HP Inc’s customer experience content management division earlier today. The $170 million purchase includes products from the HP Engage line: HP MediaBin, HP Qfiniti, HP Explore, HP Aurasma and HP Optimost. The extension of content management offerings can be seen as a…

Two environmental threats to data center success, and how to avoid them

Data center maintenance is commonly thought of as an internal process. While a large number of a data center’s success happens indoors, there are certain external events that can deter a data center’s operation. Here are two environmental threats to data centers: Temperature changes During the summer months or other unusually hot times of the…