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Working-from-home drives data center device demand

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A leader at Sagent explained that the company has seen increased demand for its refurbished IT equipment because of a surge in network activity. | hxdbzxy/Shutterstock

A company involved in data center and wireless provider decommissioning foresees a “new normal” of higher internet traffic after the pandemic ends. That means more equipment in these facilities and more opportunity in retiring those assets.

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Market competition advocacy group backs right to repair

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The Open Markets Institute recently called on the federal government to ensure consumers have the parts, tools, information and software necessary to repair their products. | Diana Memetova/Shutterstock

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank has joined stakeholders calling for regulators to use antitrust powers to bolster the independent electronics repair industry.

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Resale platform draws large investment

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Back Market’s online platform currently hosts about 1,000 sellers, all of whom go through a rigorous evaluation process before being allowed to list items for sell to the public. | Neirfy/Shutterstock

Refurbished device marketplace Back Market has added several major financial backers who are funding the company with $120 million.

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Analysts: Pandemic prompts IT spending cuts

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Market research firm Gartner noted that in the first quarter of 2020 shipments of new PCs around the world declined by 12.3% year over year. | N.Z.Photography/Shutterstock

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.

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Device resellers see ‘unprecedented demand’

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ITAD company EPC reported a sharp increase in demand for notebook, tablet and desktop PCs throughout the U.S. and Canada as the need to work from home grows. | Sally B/Shutterstock

Processors across the U.S. say the coronavirus and resulting work-from-home orders have energized the market for refurbished electronics. In some cases, they can’t keep up with the needs of customers.

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