We believe that all IT equipment should be recycled, and this type of contribution enables companies of all sizes to put outdated equipment to use to meet others’ needs
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Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) September 9, 2008 -–
Redemtech, (http://www.redemtech.com), a world leader in IT asset disposition and Technology Change Management (TCM) services, is helping KINfolk and a top five pharmaceutical corporation expand the drug company’s laptop computer donations program to benefit seriously ill children. KINfolk is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Based on the success of similar contributions in the past, the pharmaceutical company will donate 100 additional IBM T41 computers to KINfolk, with most of the units provided to young patients at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. KINfolk, based in Wilmington, Del., uses technology such as laptop computers and Internet access to help connect seriously ill children to their families, friends and other online opportunities.
Redemtech, which is the first commercial Community Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (CMAR) in North America, will install Windows XP Professional operating systems (OS) and the Microsoft Office Suite on all of the donated laptops for a $5 administration fee per software application.
“This latest donation will allow more than 5,000 ill and injured children annually—who otherwise may not have had the opportunity—to communicate with the outside world,” said Robert Houghton, president and CEO of Redemtech. “Providing laptops for these young patients truly reinforces the value that a donation program can have for others.”
Because Redemtech has been able to minimize OS and imaging costs, KINfolk is able to use grants and funding to expand their valuable service to additional homes and facilities throughout the country.
“Everyone from young children to parents can use the computers to stay in touch with the outside world—whether they are communicating with friends, providing updates on the child’s condition, paying bills or keeping pace with school work,” said Melinda McGuigan, KINfolk’s executive director.
Redemtech worked with KINfolk to provide the specifications for the PCs received and the OS installed to complete the paperwork required to ensure eligibility in the Community Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher program.
KINfolk participates in Redemtech’s TakeBack program, which provides free asset recovery and recycling services at the donated systems’ end of life. The program not only saves recycling fees, but it ensures the electronic waste is disposed of in a safe manner.
“We believe that all IT equipment should be recycled, and this type of contribution enables companies of all sizes to put outdated equipment to use to meet others’ needs,” McGuigan said.
Since 1999, KINfolk has been lending laptop computers and Internet access to children whose lives have been disrupted by disease and injury. Working with corporate donors, the non-profit organization provides laptop computers, operating systems, Internet access and filters and tracking software to children and families nationwide to keep them in touch with their support network at a time when they need it most. Visit http://www.KINfolkKids.org.
Redemtech Technology Change Management (TCM) services help organizations increase IT asset utilization and assure regulatory compliance during technology transitions. Redemtech provides an outsourced solution to TCM that uses best practices and automated technologies to implement and manage processes for deploying, redeploying and decommissioning computer systems. Redemtech clients can realize a 40 percent to 70 percent reduction in asset recovery and disposition costs, while achieving 100 percent warranted data security and environmental compliance assurance. Redemtech is a wholly owned subsidiary of Micro Electronics, one of the largest privately held technology companies in the United States. For more information on Redemtech visit http://www.redemtech.com.