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The ITAD marketplace is constantly evolving, with each year bringing us new and exciting trends. In honor of the new year, we wanted to touch on some emerging trends from this past year that we expect to see continued growth in 2024. The most prominent trend we’re taking note of is the increase in AI infrastructure. The use of AI has taken off this past year, and while we don’t have all of the answers for where it is headed, the dependence on AI will likely continue to increase data center […]

We survey our clients each year to better understand their needs and document ITAD trends. This year, we asked about the cloud, hardware, and IT spending. The infographic below highlights our findings. Click the infographic to download the pdf version.

Each year we survey our clients to capture a snapshot of trends in the IT industry. This year, we questioned our clients about the supply chain, data centers, and the impact of the pandemic. The infographic below highlights our key findings and how some factors have changed over time.

Gartner’s “Top Four Trends Are Shaping the Future of Public Cloud” report estimates that global spending on cloud services will reach $482 billion in 2022. This is almost double from pre-pandemic spending; in 2019 spending on cloud services was only  $257.5 billion. Although the need for more cloud services seems to be growing, a small percentage of businesses are moving away from the cloud. This process is called cloud repatriation. Cloud repatriation is the process of reverse-migrating application workloads and data from the public cloud to a private cloud. Repatriation […]

October 14th is International E-waste Day. The holiday started in 2018 to raise awareness of the importance of recycling e-waste globally. According to the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, a report produced partially by the UN, predicts global e-waste will reach 74 Mt by 2030. This amount is almost double the 53.6 million that was generated in 2019. Many are still unaware of the importance of recycling e-waste. Not having a formal e-waste process in place can lead to severe consequences for enterprises. In the past, companies faced hefty fines. eStewards, […]