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Earn a Tax Deduction by Donating your Computers/Servers to CleanBayArea

Old computers might have a few more years in them. However, donating them to your favorite charity, non-profit, or school might not always be the best option available to you. As companies and institutions find cause to upgrade their computers and servers, this doesn’t mean the issue of safe electronics disposal when getting rid of…
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What stands between us and success?

Xmas is coming! In two weeks we are all going to be busy buying gifts for our friends and relatives, planning our Xmas vacation and decorating Xmas tree. Xmas is the last major holiday of the year. When we share the Xmas table with our friends and relatives there’s a moment when we recall what…
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Thinking of Donating Biotech Equipment? Here is How to do it Profitably

As of 2014 data, there were over 2,500 biotech companies in the United States, with 345 of those being public companies, according to research by Statista. Most of them, however, are small enough that everyone knows everyone else’s name. Over the years though, more and more are joining the elite group of firms with FDA-approved…
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Why Data Destruction Matters during IT Asset Recovery

When it comes it IT asset recovery, one often forgot consideration is the importance of keeping data from falling into the wrong hands, i.e. proper data destruction. It is well-known news that was recently hammered in by a giant study by Kroll Ontrack in conjunction with Blancco Technology Group that spanned several countries. According to…
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Is Delayed Asset Recovery Costing your Company Money?

Time, of all the things, is not static. Thinking about it, it would look obvious, especially given it’s IT asset managers and data center managers you are talking about. However, it’s an often overlooked fact that the longer you wait in order to do IT asset recovery, the less value your equipment will command. For…
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7 Inventory Liquidation Challenges Facing Office IT Managers

Relocating or closing down a corporate office is not the easiest work in the world and usually comes with a deadline that is not subject to change. And unfortunately for some – facility, property and IT managers – they are right in the middle of this get-everything-out-quick situation. IT inventory liquidation may need to be…
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Use this Lean Strategy to Manage your Asset Recovery Needs

Lean strategy. It’s a word that has caused a buzz in the business world and entire books dedicated to discuss this critical area of business. Different areas of business rather. And the reason is pretty obvious: lean principles are applicable in almost every business aspect. This so-called lean strategy has a very basic philosophy which…
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Certification is not everything in the Field of Electronics Recycling

When most companies and organizations are choosing an electronics disposal company to work with these days, one of the most important criteria they look at is certification. At least to those who are aware that recycling firms need to adhere to different recycling certifications to be considered reputable. The e-Stewards and R2/RIOS certifications, in particular,…
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Best Practices for Surplus Liquidation (and Sourcing) used Pharmaceutical Equipment

The pharmaceutical industry is laden with challenges spanning from mergers and acquisitions to the pressure to cut down on costs. In light of these challenges, an increasing number are turning to a marketplace deemed a sustainable and efficient  solution to purchase and do inventory liquidation for quality, used assets: the secondary market. When sourcing or…
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Remarketing Truck Assets: How you can Maximize Asset Recovery

In an article a couple of months back, TruckInfo noted that over 15.5 million trucks are available in the country, although there is one major shortcoming: only about 3.5 million drivers are currently in employment and eligible to operate the trucks, and that one in nine work independently. In other words, the country has a…
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e-Waste Recycling is a Great Concept; But it is never always Green

The mere fact that a company is in the electronics disposal business does not necessarily make it a good environmental steward. Because for an entity - whether individual or group - to be considered an environmental steward, they have to foster sustainable practices and have them woven into their cloth. The overall objective is to…
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Why an Asset Recovery Company would be a Boon to Semiconductor Manufacturers

The semiconductor industry is a forever evolving one. This particularly rings true in this technology age we live in that has witnessed the proliferation of devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones et al to a point they now outnumber human population by the hundreds. With a simple creed geared towards becoming 'smaller, faster, and cheaper',…
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Why are e-Stewards and R2 Certifications Important in E-recycling?

In the field of e-waste recycling, two certifications particularly carry a lot of weight. These are e-Stewards and R2 certificates. But what does it exactly mean to be validated by these two certifications, and why are they important? Let’s find out! What is e-Stewards Certification? This is one of the most crucial certifications for any…
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The 5 Key Steps of the Electronics Recycling Process

Discarding your computer as you would other electronics like your old iron box, DVD player or microwave is a risky move that exposes your personal information in the event that anyone harboring malicious intent stumbles upon it. Old computers need to be recycled instead, and this should be done by experts not only to ensure…
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5 Best Practices Good Recycling Companies Adhere to

If the thought of how best to retire IT assets these days has occurred to you, you are not alone. The news has been awash with large companies suffering security breaches over the past couple of years, while the number of companies that have been slapped hard with civil and criminal penalties – with subsequent…
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Three Ways to Maximize Asset Recovery for your Surplus

Every organization has complex asset recovery management needs which normally hinge upon the industry it’s in, its asset mix, strategic goals and other factors. Despite it all, every organization also strives towards a common goal: to realize the highest possible recovery for its obsolete, surplus, and scrap inventory or assets. Looking at the online marketplace…
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Fake E-waste Recycling is real, but can you Spot it?

One of the terms commonly thrown around in the business world has to be due diligence. And it is this due diligence that is really needed when it comes to electronic waste recycling. How? Because you need to be certain the company you will be handing over your equipment to has made it a virtue…
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Why IT Asset Recovery is a Good Idea

IT asset recovery has been increasingly gaining popularity over the years, particularly now that more and more computers are being spewed from the production lines and the technological evolution switches to the fast lane at a rate we can barely keep up with. As a company that specializes in asset recovery services in San Jose,…
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Recycling Electronic Waste: The 3 Rules you need to know about

Imagine your customers’ data finding itself in the wrong hands just because you didn’t follow the guidelines of proper electronics disposal. Or imagine the pile of old IT equipment that comes from your stores ending up in an unregulated landfill and children dismantling and melting it down. Not quite surreal images, are they? These though,…
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The Simple Do’s and Don’t’s of Computer Disposal

Most companies lack a properly defined process for disposal of electronics, and particularly, decommissioning computers. And even for those that do, most often they aren’t prepared to handle large numbers. Reason is because it’s a tangled affair. It’s an accounting issue. It’s a cost issue; It’s a security issue. It’s chaos. Software is as simple…
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