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.
In 2014 Gartner dropped a bomb on the industry. The upgrade cycles that we had been used to during the recession we’re costing us money. Penny-wise and pound-foolish, as Grandpa always used to say.
Last year, Gartner released the results of a study on energy efficiency and came to an interesting conclusion: upgrading earlier may be a better deal in the long run. We've been in this industry for a long time, and we see these results every day. Our CEO, James, took to Mission Critical's blog to answer the question:
"When is the right time to replace data center hardware?"
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.
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 Solutions’ 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.
Apto Solutions included in Leading Industry Analyst Firm's 2013 Global Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition.
Gartner states: “This Magic Quadrant examines ITAD providers with Global service capabilities that Gartner believes have the approximate size, capabilities, certifications, and delivered track record to justify consideration for our clients’ shortlists (assuming they meet the clients’ individual requirements).”