Finding New Value in Old PCs and Servers

As we’ve just celebrated Earth Day 2010 on April 22nd, I thought this information would be appropriate. E-waste is not just an industry concern, it’s now become a worldwide concern. With millions of tons of used technology assets being thrown illegally into landfills or simply dumped in other areas each year, one company is trying to turn the tide.

TechTurn, Inc. provides IT asset recovery, refurbishing, and remarketing services. It offers removal of retired assets, asset discovery and reporting, asset tag management, data sanitization/cleansing and destruction, diagnosis and repair, and hazardous material recycling and disposal services. The company also provides lease reconciliation services to equipment lessors and lessees. In addition, it offers products and related information through its Website.

The company serves dealers, VARs, and wholesalers in the United States and internationally. TechTurn, Inc., formerly known as Newmarket IT was founded in 1999 and is based in Austin, Texas.

So why is this important to you and me? We live in a society where caring about the environment has grown from a personal preference to a necessity. Millions of computers are “retired” each year and it’s a big problem for our environment. Tech Turn is the world’s first Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher and a Gold Certified Partner as well. Http://

TechTurn is committed to practicing the highest standards of responsible recycling. This commitment is grounded in a business and compliance model that promotes re-use, encourages reduction of waste, and ensures proper recycling of non-reusable materials. As a result of TechTurn’s environmental leadership, TechTurn has become the trusted industry leader and recycling partner for many of the largest and most respected corporate brands in the world.

Their mission is to minimize the impact of retired pieces of technology by refurbishing and re-selling the equipment back into the channel.  You can read their environmental positioning statement here.

And perhaps best of all – you and I can go their ecommerce store and purchase these re-cycled pieces of technology as substantially discounted pricing. I’ve long held the belief that today’s computer hardware has far surpassed the requirements of the software we routinely run on it. Are you in need of a simple PC for Email and Internet access – how about a replacement LCD monitor? Take a look at their online store.

TechTurn features all the major brands of PC, Servers and spare parts  – refurbished, Open Box  and Scratch and Dent. A quick review of their website last night showed you could pick up a Dell 20” Flat Panel Monitor for $152.00 or an Apple iBook G4 laptop for $299.00. They even have a donation service to turn retired computers into powerful machines for charities. Here’s a short video introducing what they do.

So jump on the Green bandwagon – when you need a notebook, desktop, server, workstation, monitor or maybe just an older replacement part check out

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