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Updated: Apr 10
At Recent Communications, Inc., we know the importance of educating organizations on the benefits of moving to the latest and greatest technology and communications solutions, especially when it comes to business phone systems. With technology hardware upgrades and changes comes decisions on what to do with those outdated solutions.
According to the EPA, only 12.5% of e-waste is responsibly recycled. What’s e-waste you ask? E-waste is an informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life."
Along with traditional style desk phones, there are an increasing number of businesses and organizations opting for softphones and mobile apps to run their business phone communications. Whether due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and mandated ‘work from home’ orders, multiple office locations, and dispersed staff working remotely, these software-based technology tools are not only providing seamless communications, but are more energy efficient.
As a full-service telecom company, we have access to a range of manufacturers, brands, and models of business phone systems and hardware. Three of our manufacturer partners have earned ENERGY STAR certifications for their IP phone hardware including:
Along with offering options of energy efficient hardware, we provide local options to responsibility recycle, donate, and sell outdated business technology hardware and equipment.
Here's a list of common office and business technology that you may want to consider recycling, donating, or selling as you make changes to these critical business tools.
Office Equipment: Phones, Phone Systems, Ink, Toner, AC Adapters, Projectors, Overhead Displays, VCR, DVD Players, Typewriters
Computers: Desktop, Laptops, Tablets, Servers, Hard Drives
Computer Accessories: Keyboards, Mice, Power Supplies, Motherboards / Circuit Boards, Cables, Speakers, CD, DVD, Tape &, Floppy Drives, UPS Batteries & Backup Systems
Computer Components: Power Supplies, Motherboards, PCI Cards, Memory, Hard Drives, Computer Fans, Drives, Tape Backup
Monitors: LCD monitors, CRT monitors
Networking: Routers, Switches, Wireless Routers, Access Points, Bridges, Firewalls, Cabling, Modems, KVM Switches
It's not if, but when the time comes to update business technology. Whether your organization chooses to resell, donate, or responsibly recycle outdated electronics, here are a few local options to consider.
Know an organization that could benefit from understanding how an upgrade to their phone solutions could support their goals? Let them know about our local team at Recent Communications, Inc.
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