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Cascade survey shows pandemic’s ITAD impact

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In the survey, 40% of Cascade’s clients indicated they slightly or greatly reduced their IT equipment disposal activities in 2020. | Vorontsova Alena/Shutterstock

The coronavirus forced many organizations to sideline IT refresh projects in 2020, but enterprise representatives say they expect to get back into the asset disposition game in 2021.

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Mexico move exemplifies Ingram Micro’s global strategy

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Ingram Micro’s new ITAD operation in Mexico was built inside of a 120,000-square-foot distribution warehouse. | Courtesy of Ingram Micro.

Many companies in the ITAD sector are searching for the best way to expand into international markets. For Ingram Micro, the playbook is clear: Follow the flow of new hardware.

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Refurbishers scramble after Microsoft shifts license structure

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Under Microsoft’s new program, authorized refurbishers can set or negotiate prices for licenses sold to third-party companies. | dennizn/Shutterstock

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.

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Right-to-repair bill handily approved in one state

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Repair stakeholders say that voter approval of the Massachusetts bill is an indication of growing public support for policies protecting independent access to repair resources. | RoClickMag/Shutterstock

A ballot measure guaranteeing independent automotive repair shops access to crucial vehicle data passed by a large margin in Massachusetts this week. Repair advocates hailed the victory as a sign of support for broader repair legislation.

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France will assign devices a repair rating

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2021 smartphones, TVs, laptops and some appliances sold in France will receive a repairability score in the form of a sticker on the product’s packaging. | Preechar Bowonkitwanchai/Shutterstock

Looking to extend the lifetime of electronics, French officials plan to introduce a rating system that communicates repairability and durability to consumers.

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