Is your secure ITAD provider in it for the long haul?

Posted by Eric Dorn on July 30, 2019

As we’ve referenced before, the world of IT asset disposition, lifecycle management, and inventory management is constantly on the move. 2018 was a landmark year and 2019 is breezing by with its own set of challenges.

Key player leaves the ITAD market

However, of all the news in 2019, one recent announcement has left a mark: Arrow Electronics’ departure from the ITAD industry. As industry colleagues, we sympathize with the employees and their families that find themselves in vulnerable situations due to the closing. As competitor vendors in our field there has been buzzing over the news — many are shocked — plus there’s been much speculation and analysis over exactly why this came to be.

What really stands out to us at Sipi are two specific factors that have been mentioned:

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Topics: Industry and Market News, Perspectives

Insights from Data Center World 2019 (DCW)

Posted by John McLeod on March 29, 2019

What is Data Center World?

As the folks at Data Center World (DCW) say themselves: the data center is an integral part of the DNA of any business. IT operations professionals, datacenter facilities directors, executives, and more come to DCW, which is the largest conference specifically designed for those who design, build, and manage data centers.

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Topics: Perspectives, Data Security

2018 Industry Highlights, and What's In Store for 2019

Posted by John McLeod on December 18, 2018

The year 2018 is a landmark year — not only for Sipi Asset Recovery, but for our entire industry — as well as all facets of data security. The market for IT asset disposition is gaining strength and has become more of a core focus than ever before. Many factors have driven this and will continue to drive this trend.

What drove our industry in 2018

Technological advancements in data storage are forever altering the playing field, and

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Topics: What's New in ITAD, Industry and Market News, Perspectives

3 Key Takeaways from the Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2018

Posted by John McLeod on September 12, 2018

The Gartner Summit was held September 5-7, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.

The Sipi Asset Recovery team attended both as a client of Gartner, as well as an exhibitor focused on IT asset management and disposition services. There were a multitude of other vendors that fit to the categories of the summit, but IT asset disposition vendors represented about a third of the total 23 ITAM vendors. Each vendor offered a solution to address the multitude of pain points and opportunities in asset management.

Similarly to past events, Gartner delivers on all forefronts. The logistics were well planned, the content and presenters showed true expertise and the participants and vendors matched the purpose of the event. They had me at Lou Holtz. Who doesn’t love one of the most distinguished, all-American football coaches? Lou captured the essence of working as a collaborative team and prioritizing purposeful and passionate work.

3 key asset management takeaways:

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Topics: Industry and Market News, Perspectives