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On June 22, 2011, the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA) was introduced to Congress, but as of this writing, it has yet to be enacted. Liquid Technology is a supporter of this Act because it targets a number of issues that currently remain unaddressed in the electronics recycling industry. With more than 3.1 million tons of e-waste being produced in the United States alone on a yearly basis, electronic waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in the country, yet only about 12% of this waste is recycled. What makes matters […]

Recently, Liquid Technology was approached by a top-rated cloud software company to determine whether or not data center liquidation would help the company facilitate its upcoming change in its business model. The company was considering outsourcing its web hosting services to Amazon.com, but while this would place the company in a better position logistically and strategically, it wasn’t without certain challenges. Most notable being the fact that once this transfer was complete, the company was going to be left with data centers on both the east and west coasts. Further […]

Today is Earth Day, so naturally, we think there’s no better time than now to shed a light on the environmental impact of cloud computing. In recent years, cloud computing has become one of the industry’s hottest buzz words and for good reason. Cloud-based computing offers one of the most effective ways that companies can reduce overhead, improve efficiency, and reduce costs all while taking a more environmentally-friendly approach to doing business. Cloud computing eliminates a business’s need for costly networking equipment and the space in which to hold all […]

Data Center Bankruptcy: An Example of Liquid Technology’s Service Results In 2010, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing company Limewire was forced by the U.S. federal court to shut down its service and to stop distributing its downloadable client program. This resulted in several core challenges for the company, including the overwhelming task of managing the hardware in its New Jersey data center. After filing for bankruptcy, Limewire’s executives approached Liquid Technology to see if we could help them manage its data center bankruptcy liquidation. Limewire would have liked to have […]

It has been just over a year since the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Electronic Equipment Reuse and Recycling Act (EERRA) went into full effect. And starting on January 1, 2015, it will actually be illegal for New York residents to throw personal electronics like televisions, stereos, cell phones, computers, and other devices into the regular trash. So, we thought it important to review the New York State e-waste laws so our readers can better understand what’s expected of them and how they can comply with these new […]