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IBM Global Asset Recovery Services achieves 1 billion pound milestone in IT asset recovery processing *
In 2013, IBM Global Asset Recovery Services reached a significant milestone. The combined remanufacturing and demanufacturing operations processed 1 billion pounds or 472,245 metric tons of product, parts and materials for the period of 2002 through 2013, the equivalent weight of approximately 1,000 Airbus A380-300 airplanes.**
In 2013, IBM’s re-manufacturing operations processed 807,000 units of IT equipment. If only the laptops processed were placed on top of each other, the stack would extend 4.9 miles — or 7.8 kilometers — high into the sky, 90% of the height of Mt. Everest.
In total, IBM Global Asset Recovery Services remanufactured and demanufactured almost 27 thousand metric tons or nearly 59 million pounds of IT equipment — the equivalent weight of 1/2 of the RMS Titanic.+ Of all IT equipment and material that GARS processed in its demanufacturing centers, over 99% was recycled or reused.
IBM is a recognized leader in IT asset recovery services, with operations in more than 40 countries and most recently recognized by Gartner as a Leader in their 2013 Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide. Additionally, the GARS business holds eight patents on IT asset recovery processes.
Just released: In letter to investors, CEO Ginni Rometty outlines IBM’s strategy: “IBM is executing a bold agenda. It is reshaping your company, and we believe it will reshape our industry.” http://ibm.co/MNN79u
What happens when you ask an entire continent to illustrate its challenges and opportunities in photos?
That’s exactly what IBM’s newest research lab wanted to find out. Jonathan Batty, IBM Communications, Global Labs, shares how the World is Our Lab – Africa picture project was born: a three-month competition that asked participants to use cameras and smartphones to capture images that illustrate the continent’s grand challenges, city systems and examples of innovation. Learn more at: http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2014/03/photowinner-ibm-africa.html