Layoff’s leave companies with Unused Hardware and Software

With more than 4.4 million jobs lost since December 2007 it has become a common ordeal for companies to cut jobs in order to save costs in today’s economic recession. With so many people being left out of work a new problem has arose concerning unused software and hardware.

The question of what to do with unused IT equipment such as, desktops, software programs, and work phones has become a rapidly growing issue. With more than 1 in 5 companies claiming to have unused software it is becoming a growing concern of what to do with the extra software and software licenses.

A possible solution to the enormity of unused software is volume licensing. To learn more about volume licensing see our Volume Licensing Overview.

Another growing problem is the amount of unused Hardware that is just sitting at unused cubicles and desks. Computer recycling firms are working overtime trying to keep up with the incoming hardware from major companies. Computer recycling companies are also reporting that 8 out of 10 computers that they receive still contain their hard drive. Many times, sensitive data is still on those drives because corporate budgets have been slashed, reducing or eliminating the trained employees needed to recycle computers properly.

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