A newly launched service will track used electronics leaving enterprises’ loading docks, helping companies recover equipment that’s lost or stolen before arrival at an ITAD facility.
PCs for People is among the organizations that have started reselling software keys to companies that were left in the lurch when Microsoft eliminated its refurbisher program last month.
PC shipments were up almost 3% during the second quarter of the year compared with 2019. Analysis firm Gartner says the growth was driven by stores beginning to rebound from the first-quarter COVID-19 disruptions, as well as a significant increase in laptop sales.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted worldwide supply and demand for new PCs, bringing both bad and good news for computer recyclers and refurbishers, according to Gartner.
Federal prosecutors allege a computer repair and refurbishment company owner defrauded a government program to obtain numerous used devices over a decade.