A computer liquidator buys computer technology and related equipment that is no longer required by one company, and resells ("flips") it to another company. There are several reasons why companies sell used Information Technology (I.T.) equipment: bankruptcy is one, downsizing and expanding are two more, but by far the most common reason is that the equipment is no longer performing the tasks required of it, usually because it has been rendered obsolete by more advanced technology coming on to the market. This used or obsolete technology is often referred to as eWaste.
However, equipment designated as outdated for one company is still viable for another company, whose operations may not require advanced solutions. Often, an information technology audit will be performed to help a company decide if their equipment needs updating, and if so, what the requirements are.
Computer liquidation is a sustainable solution and is environmentally friendly. The best liquidating companies have clearly outlined policies regarding the disposal of dangerous substances which are often an issue with information technology. For anyone concerned about environmental protection, the fact that there are companies out there doing business with a view to saving the planet from at least some pollution is comforting. Such services also provide original purchasers the peace-of-mind of knowing that their discarded equipment will be disposed of properly and legally.
I.T. has blossomed in recent decades. As newer and better technology replaces hardware at an ever-increasing speed, alarming amounts of technical trash were being produced almost from the beginning. It was obvious from the outset that sooner or later there would be a problem as people scrambled to update hardware. Predictions were made that every landfill would soon be overflowing with discarded computer screens and computers, along with associated equipment such as keyboards and mouses and all the other hardware associated with use of the Internet.
The situation produced a new niche market that some savvy businessmen were quick to identify and capitalize on, making use of used technology to the benefit of all.
A number of organizations have sprung up that provide technical guidelines to those handling or dealing in eWaste.
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