Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including how AI and VR tech is helping homebound elderly experience the world, how partnering with a vITAD provider can help businesses achieve governance ESG goals, maximizing the lifespan of electronics through proper IT asset management, and revering value from EV batteries.
Artificial Intelligence is an increasingly popular topic of interest, but not everyone is sold on the benefits. Many have raised concerns about machinery taking over jobs and the potential consequences of machine learning. However, some view AI in a more positive light and use advanced technology to help others, including homebound elderly.
Value-added IT asset disposition (vITAD) services are becoming more common in the industry, the most prominent being ESG reporting. Environmental awareness is spreading, and as more businesses strive to reduce their carbon footprint, many are also seeking partnerships with enterprises that have established environmental, social, and governance goals.
Despite their convenience, electronics eventually all reach the end of their useful life cycle, some quicker than others, depending on the level of care they receive. Electronic devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones can last years if managed properly or be short-lived from years of neglect. Fortunately, there are several ways to ensure your devices last as long as intended.
Although rechargeable batteries from electric and hybrid vehicles offer a great opportunity and market for the recycling industry, they are extremely difficult to execute. Currently, only a small amount of these batteries are reclaimed from end-of-life vehicles, but as production and sales of electric vehicles increase, so does the recovery of EV batteries.