New Data Removal and Environmentally-Friendly IT Disposal Services Meet Industry Regulations and Provide Solution Providers With a Competitive Services Edge
SANTA ANA, CA, Jan 11, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Addressing one of the biggest security concerns within the IT
industry and healthcare market, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today
announced its new IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) Services are readily
available for resell by channel partners throughout the U.S.
Developed in collaboration with U.S. Micro, Ingram Micro's new ITAD
Services enable solution providers to offer U.S. businesses and
consumers the secure disposal and removal of data from all types of
IT storage devices including hard disk drives, SD memory cards,
printers, copiers or any other electronic device that carries a
By leveraging the new ITAD Services, Ingram Micro solution providers
can provide customers with environmentally friendly IT disposal
services that are proven to remove the risk of future liability for
the improper disposal of electronic waste and potentially hazardous
materials. Additionally, Ingram Micro's ITAD Services are approved
for use by regulatory influences such as HIPAA that require
healthcare facilities to determine and document the appropriate
methods used to dispose of hardware, software and data.
"The security risk, regulatory requirements and environmental
concerns around how to get rid of old or unwanted technology are
weighing heavily on businesses and consumers, and with good reason,"
says Ted Tilden, senior director of sales, U.S. Micro. "Recent
reports indicate that Americans trash more than two million tons of
personal and professional electronics each year -- six times more
than what is recycled. It's a frightening reality that cannot be
sustained and calls for immediate and meaningful actions."
"The fallout from data breaches, identity theft and the improper
disposal of IT equipment and data is not only costly, but in many
cases can be disastrous and undetermined," says Michael Humke, senior
director, public sector and healthcare markets, Ingram Micro U.S. "As
trusted advisors to both businesses and consumers, our partners in
the Public Sector and Healthcare markets are perfectly positioned to
offer IT asset disposition services as part of their IT services
portfolio. Together, Ingram Micro and U.S. Micro stand ready to
enable our channel partners to turn this opportunity into a recurring
revenue stream that will bring added value to their business, as well
as the clients they serve."
Available now as part of the Ingram Micro Services Division's
Professional Services portfolio, the new ITAD Services offer both
on-site and facility-driven removal of information from devices,
including the secure transport of devices to the processing facility.
Upon completion of services rendered, solution providers and their
clients will receive the necessary documentation and certifications
noting the release of liability from any unauthorized or accidental
release of electronic information.
"With the IT refresh cycle underway and adoption of cloud set to
explode in 2012, the timing and business value around Ingram Micro's
new ITAD services couldn't get any better," says Renee Bergeron, vice
president of managed services and cloud computing, Ingram Micro North
"As a company, Ingram Micro takes great pride in supporting
environmentally-sustainable initiatives and services through our
Smart Citizen, Smart Steward program," concludes Bergeron. "When we
can extend these efforts into the greater IT community and make it
easier, and in this case profitable, for our solution provider
partners to actively engage in earth-friendly activities and offer
those services to their customers, the rewards are even greater."
For more information about Ingram Micro's new ITAD Services solution
providers can contact the Ingram Micro Professional Services team at
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About U.S. Micro Corp
Since 1995, U.S. Micro has been a major
innovator and leader in IT recycling. Founded in Atlanta, Ga., U.S.
Micro processes over one million IT assets annually in its 125,000
sq. ft. Atlanta facility. U.S. Micro has also just recently opened
its new state-of-the-art, 130,000 sq. ft. facility in Las Vegas,
Nev., serving Fortune 500 companies that require the highest levels
of data security and environmental stewardship. To further its
sustainability initiatives the company refurbishes 90 percent of the
IT equipment it processes; the remaining 10 percent is EPA
compliantly recycled. U.S. Micro is committed to a 100 percent no
landfill policy and was awarded G.R.A.D.E. certification (Green
Recycling Asset Disposal for the Enterprise) by IDC. For more
information visit www.usmicrocorp.com.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value
chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for
vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced
logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based
services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is
the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150
countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive
portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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U.S. Micro Corp.
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