Faster hardware refresh cycles contribute to e-waste and introduce a “brave new world” for ITAD
February 3, 2015 – Atlanta, GA – (Business Wire) – For the third time in a row, Apto Solutions is named as a visionary in the growing field of IT asset disposition (ITAD), according to Gartner’s updated ITAD Magic Quadrant for providers with global capabilities. This comes at a unique time for enterprise companies that rely heavily on technology.
Apto’s clients include the largest internet companies and financial institutions in the world. These companies are experiencing rapid hardware refresh cycles because today’s technology is smaller, faster and uses less energy. As businesses with large data centers work to keep up with the changes in digital, cloud, and mobile technology, they juggle a flood of sensitive data as well as physical hardware – nicknamed “e-waste.” E-waste comprises 70% of the toxic waste in U.S. landfills. According to Gartner, e-waste will have an enormous impact on global ITAD in the coming years.
“ITAD is an industry that has long been an afterthought for global IT departments,” says Jeff Jones, co-founder and CEO of Apto Solutions. “We’re honored Gartner again identifies us as a visionary at a time when they also predict substantial challenges for our industry. Our vision for full service asset reuse, recovery and recycling means we are prepared to meet these challenges – more prepared than any other firm in our category.”
Apto’s global recovery, reuse and recycling services give enterprise companies a solution that prevents IT equipment from ending up in landfills – and provides maximum recovery value back to the enterprise. Apto is able to reorder, redeploy, recycle, or resell equipment to secondary markets.
Gartner notes that Apto has “good technical and remarketing expertise to process and sell complex data center systems, such as high-end storage systems, telecommunications equipment and enterprise servers,” providing a holistic and scalable ITAD solution across corporate markets. Gartner also praised Apto for its “robust and detailed automated global asset tracking and reporting system that is easily accessible via its online portal.”
“We’re uniquely capable of dealing with these complex issues in a way that adds value to the customer and protects the environment,” said Jeff Jones, Apto Solutions CEO and co-founder. “That brings me a great deal of pride.”
About Apto Solutions
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia Named a visionary in IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) by Gartner for three years running, Apto Solutions helps enterprise companies with large IT infrastructures minimize risk and maximize recovery value while they upgrade technical infrastructure. Their global ability to capture value from the IT disposition process while maintaining data security has made Apto a trusted partner for leading OEM, financial, managed services, and technology enterprises. Apto is recognized for their holistic approach to IT Lifecycle Asset Management and balanced focus on financial, environmental, and social responsibility.