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The Pulse of ITAD: Survey Probes COVID-19 E-Scrap Impact on Enterprises

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The Pulse of ITAD: Survey Probes COVID-19 E-Scrap Impact on Enterprises

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Nearly half of large organizations have created job positions related to managing scrap electronics generated during the pandemic, according to a recent survey by data sanitization product company Blancco Technology Group.

Nearly half of large organizations have created job positions related to managing scrap electronics generated during the pandemic, according to a recent survey by data sanitization product company Blancco Technology Group. Blancco asked 600 government organization and company managers in five countries about their responses to the pandemic in terms of electronics purchasing and e-scrap management.

Among the findings, the report noted that 97% of surveyed enterprises indicated they purchased laptops because of the pandemic. Three-quarters of those surveyed bought new devices, and the remaining 25% either bought on the secondary market or used second-hand devices already owned by the organization.

When asked what they’ll do with the laptops when they’re no longer needed, 28% of respondents said their data would be erased and the devices resold, 27% said their data would be erased and the devices reused internally, 16% said they’d be stockpiled in the office for future use, 12% said their data would be erased and the devices recycled, and 9% said they’d be sent to an ITAD vendor.

You can read more about this story here:
https://www.blancco.com/press-releases/pandemic-sparked-it-purchases-force-47-percent-of-global-enterprises-to-focus-on-e-waste/

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