According to the United Nations’ Global E-Waste report, in 2019, we globally generated 53.6 metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste. The UN estimates we will reach 74 Mt by 2030. Annually, tons of e-waste is improperly recycled. Often this e-waste is illegally exported and sent to developing nations. These acts negatively impact countries causing environmental pollution and long-term health issues for residents. Is your e-waste contributing to the problem? Here are three factors to look for to ensure your e-waste is properly recycled. INEFFICIENT DATA DESTRUCTION Before recycling or repurposing, computers, […]
In 2020, KPMG, the multinational accounting firm, released results from its annual Global CEO Outlook report. At first, the firm surveyed 1,300 CEOs. Yet after the lockdown, KPMG surveyed 315 additional CEOs to collect more data. The report revealed that 80% of business leaders had accelerated their digital expansion plans during the lockdown as they adjusted to the remote workforce and increased e-commerce spending. Blancco’s The Rising Tide of E-Waste: How Environmental Concerns and Shifting Work Patterns are Shaping Device Management Practices report shared similar results. Blancco’s report illustrated that, due to Covid, […]
What will be the top tech trends for 2021? Last year, remote work and virtual meetings shifted our technology needs. Will those be mainstays for 2021 or are new trends on the horizon. In this infographic, we share four of the predicted 2021 top trends.
Last year, IT departments played an integral part in restructuring procedures to adapt to the remote workforce. Due to this, businesses offering services to help organizations work virtually have thrived. However, the shift to more cloud-based services has negatively impacted many industries. One market deeply affected is telecommunications, namely business phone systems. The increase in remote work and businesses down-sizing have contributed to a surplus of used phones in the resale market. In November, Gartner published its annual report about the UCaaS (Unified Communications as a service) industry. The report […]
Last year, international data security company, Blancco, published a report titled The Rising Tide of E-Waste: How Environmental Concerns and Shifting Work Patterns are Shaping Device Management Practices. The company surveyed over 600 decision-makers from enterprise organizations with over 5000 employees. They limited participants to the following countries US, UK, Germany, Japan, and France. Legal, Healthcare, Finance, Technology, and Government were the only sectors included in the survey. The report exposed important information about enterprise IT. Unnecessary Enterprise IT Spend According to Blancco’s report, over 70% of executives surveyed spent unnecessary […]