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Tech Data U.S. Offers Resellers Secure, Environmentally Sound IT Asset Disposal Service

28 Mar, 2006

Tech Data U.S. Offers Resellers Secure, Environmentally Sound IT Asset Disposal Service

CLEARWATER, FL--Resellers can now generate new revenue opportunities by attaching margin-building IT asset disposal services to products they sell through Tech Data Corporation, a leading IT products distributor. This latest expansion of Tech Data's TDOnCall services suite enables resellers to provide government, education and corporate end users with secure, environmentally friendly asset disposal solutions at any point during a product's lifecycle. Introduced this week during Tech Data's TechEDG Government Services Conference in Orlando, Fla., the service is provided by asset disposition leader AnythingIT's RecycleTomorrow(TM) program.
"Awareness continues to grow in the public and private sectors about the environmental impact presented by IT equipment left in landfills, as well as the potential security risk posed by sensitive information discarded hardware may contain," said Tech Data's Director, Government and Technical Services Barb Miller. "Increasingly, end users are relying on the expertise of their solution providers to assist in properly disposing old IT equipment during technology refresh cycles. By leveraging this latest addition to TDOnCall, resellers can present their customers with a compelling value add that resolves any uncertainty about the future disposal of IT equipment."
Resellers can offer their customers AnythingIT's RecycleTomorrow for new and existing hardware such as desktops, CRT monitors, handheld devices, networking and storage. When the end user no longer has any use for the equipment, AnythingIT assumes ownership of the hardware for disposal. AnythingIT will ensure all sensitive data has been removed from hard drives and other storage media in accordance with data protection and privacy regulations mandated by legislation such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In fact, AnythingIT's data removal processing center meets the strict security requirements of the United States Department of Defense. Once all sensitive data has been removed, equipment is either recycled, sold for continued use or disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal environmental regulations governing electronic waste.
"The RecycleTomorrow solution makes budgeting dollars for the retirement of technology an obsolete practice," said AnythingIT President Dave Bernstein. "Through Tech Data and RecycleTomorrow, they no longer have to dedicate resources to ensure they are in compliance with the nation's numerous e-waste regulations. That can now all be decided at the point of purchase before hardware even arrives on site."

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