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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What U.S. companies need to know about the GDPR

Posted by Sipi Asset Recovery on October 25, 2017

In a globally connected business environment, even the most routine decisions made by regulatory authorities halfway around the world can have drastic impacts right here at home. With the rollout of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, this fact will become even more apparent, as American companies who conduct business in Europe scramble to meet the compliance deadline of May 25, 2018.

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Data breaches in healthcare increasingly common

Posted by Sipi Asset Recovery on October 11, 2017

If it seems like news headlines lately are clogged with stories related to data breaches in the healthcare industry, it's not because you are seeing double. Hospitals, insurance providers and doctor's offices are scrambling to adopt secure IT asset disposal practices, but it's not clear if they have yet been able to stem the tide of attacks.

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How your company can push the envelope on environmental action

Posted by Sipi Asset Recovery on September 6, 2017

Electronics components make up a significant share of the waste that finds its way into landfills and possibly unsafe dumping grounds around the world. That waste poses several risks to the global ecosystem when it's not properly disposed of, but it also represents a missed opportunity. Metals, plastics, glass and many other components of computing equipment could be recycled, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency, less than 20 percent of IT devices purchased in a year are recycled.

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How smart companies are leveraging the 'circular economy'

Posted by Sipi Asset Recovery on August 10, 2017

Technology is no stranger to disruption, with new devices and applications being developed every day that could upend the status quo. In the last few years alone, the way in which businesses collect and analyze data has changed significantly, and corporate equipment budgets have swelled in tandem. Consequently, this disruptive trend could well lead to another - the evolution of IT asset disposition and recycling into what some analysts are calling "the circular economy."

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