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The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

The climate crisis is not a purely technical or scientific problem – it is a social problem. Our entire way of living – and society with it – must change to make the future more sustainable. Questions about the “right” way to live are receiving increased attention. The burning of fossil fuels, the horrific quantities of plastic in our seas, excessive meat consumption and much...

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Raw Materials for IT Products – Not Always Unproblematic

Raw Materials for IT Products – Not Always Unproblematic

All along the supply chain, the production of IT hardware is often associated with pollution and poor working conditions, which can even include forced labour. What is more, mineral raw materials such as tantalum, tin or tungsten sometimes lead to violent conflicts and fund armed groups, as is the case in DR Congo for example. Refurbished hardware is a sustainable alternative that reduces the consumption...

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Green IT Solution is ICT Channel Manufacturer of the Year

Green IT Solution is ICT Channel Manufacturer of the Year

There was still a special highlight for us at the end of 2020. We are delighted to announce that readers of ICT Channel have voted us Manufacturer of the Year in the Refurbished / Used IT category! The reader’s survey for ICT Channel Magazine selects the best manufacturers in different categories. More than 6,300 readers – who work for system vendors, MSPs, VARs, specialist dealers...

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Green IT tips for a sustainable Christmas

Green IT tips for a sustainable Christmas

It’s almost Christmas. Many are already making preparations: buying presents and thinking about which tree to put in their living room this year. Most people associate this time of year with stress rather than tranquillity and contemplation. Sustainability, too, often takes a back seat. How about approaching things a little differently this year? Here are a few tips for an eco-friendly Christmas. Comparing Christmas trees –...

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The digital CO2 footprint

The digital CO2 footprint

When we talk about reducing our carbon footprint, the first things most people think of are aeroplanes, the meat industry and cars. However, these are just a few of the factors resulting in increased CO2 emissions. Entirely underestimated are the CO2 emissions arising from every Google query, every film we stream and every click. In Germany, it’s estimated that 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide is...

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Green Computing: Tips on Minimising Environmental Impact in Everyday Use

Green Computing: Tips on Minimising Environmental Impact in Everyday Use

Although the global crisis caused by the coronavirus has momentarily forced the topic of sustainability somewhat onto the back burner, it is still an issue that both enterprises and private users have to face up to. Careful use of resources, reduction of energy consumption and protection of the environment are just as important to IT today as they were before the pandemic. But what is...

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5 Reasons Why Refurbished Network Equipment is Better Than Brand-New Equipment

5 Reasons Why Refurbished Network Equipment is Better Than Brand-New Equipment

Many companies rely purely on new equipment for their networks and, in doing so, miss the many advantages offered by refurbished hardware. Often, this is not only able to keep pace with new products but, concerning certain aspects, it actually compares better. This is why we’ve put together five specific points where refurbished switches and routers beat new products hands down. Reduced cost This is...

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What’s the difference between refurbed and used?

What’s the difference between refurbed and used?

The Earth’s resources are under ever-growing pressure due to rising demand and increasing product diversity. This is why it’s important to treat existing resources responsibly and use them in a sustainable way. The environment can be protected and resources conserved by using products for longer – this applies to IT hardware too. But what’s the difference between used hardware and refurbished hardware – and what...

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Packaging waste is still increasing

Packaging waste is still increasing

Packaging is a permanent feature of our consumer society. Disposable plates, yoghurt pots, mobile phone packaging – on average, each person in Germany generates 226.5 kg of packaging waste each year, and this figure is set to grow. Since the start of the corona crisis, packaging waste in private households has increased by a huge 10%. However, the majority of packaging waste is generated by...

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Green IT Refurbishing

Green IT Refurbishing

The refurbishing of IT hardware usually focuses on the refurbishment of end user devices such as PCs, laptops or smartphones. Today, however, we would like to introduce another area of used and reconditioned hardware: network technology. Reconditioning infrastructure devices such as switches or routers is particularly worthwhile, as new equipment is comparatively expensive and used equipment still offers many companies excellent performance. Not only this:...

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