Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute
ITRenew, an industry leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD) services and data sanitization software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide.* The Magic Quadrant examines global ITAD service providers that Gartner believes have the size, capabilities, certifications and track record to justify consideration for clients’ shortlists – assuming they meet clients’ individual requirements. According to Gartner, “Visionaries have a solid vision for ITAD service offerings and service quality, and a clear development plan.”
“ITRenew was built on Silicon Valley culture of innovation and imagination, leveraging technology to fulfill our mission of changing the status quo,” said Mostafa Aghamiri, ITRenew president and CEO. “Our goal is not to simply improve ITAD, but reinvent it. To change the value equation. We approach this by innovating with customers, not for customers. We see ourselves as true visionaries in our field, which makes this distinction so rewarding.”
According to Gartner, “The global ITAD industry and its service providers are facing major shifts in the nature of this business, its product mix, and the global compliance requirements of data security and environmental recycling. As the industry’s traditional desktop and laptop business continues to slow dramatically, users and vendors are seeing a dramatic shift in disposition demand toward mobile devices.”
A major cause and effect is the rapid adoption of Cloud computing, according Aidin Aghamiri, vice president of corporate strategy at ITRenew. The ever-increasing need for centralized data storage and online access to computing services is driving enormous expansion and technology refresh in the data center, creating an equally dramatic shift in disposition demand for data center-class enterprise storage assets. Along with mobile devices, this new wave of IT assets presents unique data security challenges, but also greater remarketing potential.
“ITRenew is uniquely positioned among ITAD providers because our business has been built for where the market is already heading,” said Aghamiri, citing the expertise the company has established working with some of the world’s largest, most progressive Cloud-based businesses. “From data centers down to corporate IT and mobility, there is no more comprehensive software-driven ITAD solution combining worldwide coverage, environmental compliance, value recovery and data security than ITRenew.”
Key factors in ITRenew’s offerings include:
- Proprietary data sanitization platform. Teraware, which the Gartner Magic Quadrant cites as a competitive differentiator, is forensic-level software that guarantees 100% sector-verified erasure of all data and data fragments from hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) in enterprise IT and data center assets. The software can be integrated with asset management infrastructures and run over a private network, or deployed onsite via an appliance or USB drive. A Certificate of Sanitization (CoS) is automatically generated before assets leave the client site.
- Global remarketing network. Through 17 international locations and a global sales distribution of system integrators, manufacturers and value-added resellers, ITRenew processes high volumes of data center and enterprise IT assets. The company has the economic expertise and operational flexibility to control supply and demand, allowing for price integrity without market over-saturation. By selling assets in either whole units or as dismantled components, customers benefit from maximum value recovery.
- Certified processing. ITRenew is certified for environmental management, data destruction, quality and occupational health and safety including R2, ISO 14001/9001, NAID, PCI:DSS and ADISA, and is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR).
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Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, ITRenew has pioneered a revolutionary software-driven approach to ITAD that streamlines traditional processes while delivering superior financial returns and security for enterprise data. As the first ITAD service provider to develop its own proprietary data sanitization platform, ITRenew can easily customize solutions to meet the needs of its customers using a single workflow regardless of drive type or operating system. ITRenew specializes in complete lifecycle management for enterprise IT, mobile and data center equipment, processed through 17 company owned facilities strategically located across four continents.
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*Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide,” by Rob Schafer, December 18, 2014.