Webinar Highlights Best Practices for IT Asset Disposal

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Converge and IAITAM invite IT pros to free online discussion June 10.

The growing volumes of end-of-life equipment, combined with increased liability requirements for improper disposal, are creating an imperfect storm of risks and new responsibilities

Converge and the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) will host an online discussion on June 10 focused on strategies for managing the security and compliance risks of "retired" IT assets.

It is estimated that consumers and businesses will replace more than 925 million PCs worldwide by 2010. As privacy and environmental regulations change, IT leaders must learn to adapt.

"The growing volumes of end-of-life equipment, combined with increased liability requirements for improper disposal, are creating an imperfect storm of risks and new responsibilities," says Chris Adam, director of IT asset disposition for Converge. "It goes way beyond being 'green.' IT asset disposition is fast becoming a strategic business issue with legal, security and productivity ramifications."

Information technology, security and procurement managers from all industries are invited to attend this free one-hour webinar discussing the latest developments and best practices for IT asset disposition.

What:         "Beyond Recycling: What You Need to Know About IT Asset Disposition"
Date:         June 10, 2008
Time:         2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Walter Darrough, Knowledge Executive, IAITAM
                 Chris Adam, Director, IT Asset Disposition, Converge

To register: http://www.converge.com/webinar-beyond-recycling.htm

About IAITAM
IAITAM is a worldwide membership organization dedicated to enhancing knowledge and professionalism in the constantly evolving field of IT asset management. The largest organization of its kind, IAITAM promotes and provides advanced training, multifaceted certification, documented professional experience and the establishment of standards for industry best practices.

About Converge
Converge is a global supply chain partner for technology-driven companies. The organization's three business units are dedicated to just-in-time distribution of electronic components, comprehensive asset recovery services and secure IT asset disposition. Converge's ITAD Solution business unit provides secure, compliant, end-of-life IT asset disposition services, including data erasure, disposal, recycling, and remarketing of systems and components to enterprise clients. Founded in 1980, Converge is headquartered in Peabody, Mass., and has offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Irvine, Calif.; Singapore and Amsterdam, along with support centers throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. For more information about Converge, visit http://www.converge.com.

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