Environmental

  • Where to recycle electronics in Sioux Falls?

    9.4 million tons are thrown away every year in America alone, and only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled! That’s a LOT of waste – if electronics end up in the landfill, harmful toxins like lead and mercury can leach into the groundwater and we lose all of those precious metals that could have been reused. […]

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  • Retiring vs Disposing of Assets

    Although IT devices are often designed to last for many years with proper maintenance, from a purely mechanical standpoint, they can quickly become obsolete due to technological advances that render older equipment unsafe or otherwise undesirable to continue using (as when manufacturer support is discontinued, for example). At this point, your Sioux Falls, SD will […]

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  • Happy Earth Day eWaste Facts!

    Happy #EarthWeek! What does your business do with old IT equipment? Check out these #eWaste facts. See the full infographic at www.seamservices.com/itad 

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  • How to Select the Right Data Disposal System for Your Business

    There are many possible methods of destroying data. While you could perform these duties in-house, the truth is that you’ll have to purchase the right equipment, employ IT specialists who can help you comply with applicable privacy and environmental laws related to data and equipment destruction, and then waste man hours on tedious tasks. In […]

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  • Office Equipment Recycling 101

    The sheer number of electronic devices the average company relies on these days to conduct business is staggering. A busy office could house dozens or hundreds of employees, each with a personal computer and/or laptop, a cell phone, and a host of other mobile devices. Then there are printers, scanners, copiers, servers, and all the […]

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  • 5 Reasons Why Tossing Your Hard Drive is a Bad Idea

    Upgrading to new computer equipment for your business is exciting, because it will likely increase efficiency and competitive edge, but also frustrating, because of the cost and delays associated with switching over. Of course, that doesn’t even take into account the big question of what to do with your old devices once the upgrade process […]

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  • Bad Data Center Configuration Leads to Extreme Waste Problem

    With the growth of online operations and digital data storage, data centers have become a necessity of modern existence. As with any new industry, there are bound to be growing pains, and environmental concerns are certainly among them. Just think back to the rampant pollution of the industrial revolution. People wanted the conveniences new power […]

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  • What Should You be Doing with Old Computers and Hard Drives?

    The turnover on digital devices for the average company can be astronomical.  Even with a solid plan in place for upgrading technology at a reasonable pace, you may have no choice but to do minor upgrades regularly and major overhauls of equipment every few years if you want to remain competitive. This can leave you […]

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  • Information Security Risks: How Many Can You Spot in the Workplace?

    If asked about data security in your office, you might be inclined to talk about your robust firewall, antivirus software, password protection protocols, encryption, and even network maintenance and monitoring.  Unfortunately, a simple review of your office setting could reveal some glaring gaps when it comes to information security. If you’re unaware of risk factors […]

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