The rise of technology, combined with skyrocketing prices, has created a digital divide between those with access to the necessary technology and those without, especially now that remote work and school have continued in some areas. Remarketing old devices helps provide an alternative to buying new devices and provides technology to those without access.
The world turned to technology to continue work and schooling at the height of the pandemic. As a result, many businesses went fully remote, where employees worked from home, and teachers zoomed with their classes from home. While many people enjoyed the experience and now choose to work remotely, whether for work or their child’s education, a significant issue was the lack of access.
The digital divide has been a longstanding issue that drew even more attention during the pandemic. Technology is a required i to complete most tasks, and affordability became a glaring issue. During the last decade, technology prices have increased to an all-time high, and many people either cannot afford to buy new devices or simply are not willing to pay so much for them. Either way, the gap between those with access to technology and those without became a major concern almost overnight and continues to plague the business world and education.
Though it is a concern, the solution lies in proper e-waste management. When IT equipment is retired, it typically piles up in storage closets collecting dust. However, not all devices have reached the end of their useful life when they are retired, and some are remarketed for reuse.
Remarketing old IT hardware helps provide used technology to those without access at an affordable price by providing sales channels for used devices. IT asset disposition facilities like HOBI partner with enterprises and collect their old IT equipment for recycling. HOBI provides repair and refurbishment services as well as remarketing opportunities.
HOBI also offers school donation programs to provide electronics to students in need to help bridge the digital divide.
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