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ITAD firm publishes data, market insights

Published: February 1, 2023
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Cascade Asset Management stores assets in a warehouse. It released a survey of customers that found a persistent gap in mobile asset tracking and continuing lack of awareness about certifications. | Courtesy of Cascade Asset Management

Expectations for higher IT spending, a persistent gap in mobile asset tracking and continuing lack of awareness about certifications were among the surprising takeaways in Cascade Asset Management’s latest survey of customers.

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PC sales dropped worldwide in Q4 and 2022

Published: January 25, 2023
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Anticipation of a global recession, along with increased inflation and higher interest rates, are behind the low PC shipment numbers. | MMilda/Shutterstock

Research and consulting firm Gartner cited economic uncertainty as the reason behind a drop in worldwide PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the year overall. 

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Computer resellers expect sluggish markets in 2023

Published: January 11, 2023
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 ITAD service providers saw used equipment prices skyrocket during the pandemic; now they have to reckon with a market leveling out at lower values amid recession worries. | Ari N/Shutterstock

Prices for refurbished PCs have fallen in the past year alongside ongoing uncertainty in the economy, but ITAD players said the market appears to have leveled off – for now.

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Processor to bring AI to PCB grading and sorting

Published: December 14, 2022
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IRT's quality control manager, Josh Stangler uses the company's visioning system to assess board values.

IRT is capturing high-definition photos of printed circuit boards so AI-powered software can learn to categorize them by precious metals content. | Courtesy of IRT

Integrated Recycling Technologies is developing an AI-powered app for its suppliers that will quickly categorize and price their scrap circuit boards before they ship them. The software will also power the company’s own robotic circuit board sorting system.

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Research firm: Global computer sales decline by about one-fifth

Published: October 12, 2022
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Gartner tallied 68 million computers were shipped globally for sale in the third quarter, which marked the fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines. | KenSoftTH/Shutterstock

Worldwide shipments of PCs in the third quarter were down by nearly 20% year over year, according to a Gartner analysis, the steepest decline in decades.

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