Apto Solutions Completes e­Stewards Certification for All Locations

Apto Solutions proudly announces the successful e­Stewards® certification of the last of their ITAD (Information Technology Asset Disposition) facilities. With the certification of its Milpitas, CA facility, Apto Solutions certifies their commitment to world-class environmental stewardship and the reduction of the growing global e-waste problem.

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How to Start 2016 with a Greener (and Safer) Bang

As 2016 rolls into sight, many of us look forward towards New Year’s strategies and resolutions for a better and brighter future. However, we’ve also heard it said that hindsight is 20-20, which makes building on the foundations of yesterday’s mistakes and lessons-learned all that more important to moving forward effectively.  And that’s exactly what we’re going to do here, so consider taking some time for reflection along with us. Welcome to Apto’s 2015 Hot Topics Year-in-Review.

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Walking in a Winter E-Wasteland: Tech Consumerism and the Holidays

Houston, we have a problem — or, should I say, Santa? Did you know that, with online shoppers ordering a staggering $3.07 billion worth of merchandise this past “Cyber Monday”, some apartment complexes were forced to limit the quantity of packages received in order to keep their front lobbies from being overrun with boxes? Santa and UPS have been busy.

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Recycling E-Waste: Important, but Not Enough

Happy National Recycling Week! Due to the efforts of Planet Ark, Australia has been celebrating National Recycling week since 1996. Here in the States, we’re celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15. And while we’re celebrating events, we want to say thank you to all the veterans who have and are serving this country. Thank you for your sacrifice. We’re working hard to keep this country that you protect beautiful.

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Transforming ITAD with Bimodal IT

As we head into the Gartner Symposium this coming week, I wanted to take a moment to focus on a topic that will continue to be emphasized by Gartner for the remainder of the year: bimodal IT. Not just the basic plan of separating your IT development into two halves, traditional and innovative – that’s been done to death. At Apto Solutions, we specialize in the afterlife of IT, so I wanted to give you the ITAD take.

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The New Normal

One to many. Many to one. What goes around comes back around is true in many things, but this seems especially apropos in the world of computers. From computers the size of rooms to a personal computer in every home. From monolithic mainframes and their tiny terminals to localized servers in every office. Then came virtual consolidation, multi-tenancy leading to centralized server farms and the cloud. Each of these revolutions marked a single area expansion followed by explosive growth of individual devices, and now the analysts tell us that we’re poised for another explosion – “things”.

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Datacenter Journal: Swimming Against the Ewaste Tide

Did you know that ewaste is the fastest growing type of waste in the world? It’s makes up 70% of the toxic waste in our landfills. Since 2001, we’ve helped people like you lead their companies against the rising tide of ewaste.

Gartner predicts that the number of connected devices will increase 500% by 2020. If we do nothing, this problem will only get worse. So what do you do if you’re caught in the middle of the rising tide? Data Center Journal chose us for their article about the size of the problem, and we’re pretty proud of it says.

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