REFRESHTEK NEWS REFRESHTEK IS NAID AAA CERTIFIED! Published October 20, 2017 Striving to provide the best service and to provide clients with the the peace of mind that their private data remains private, Refreshtek is now a certified AAA member! The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), was founded in 1994 to provide and reinforce guidelines to companies that provide data destruction services. This includes in house, on site data destruction. AAA Certified companies are strictly audited by an official NAID auditor and verifies several steps are completed by the company before an AAA certification is awarded. Professionally trained employees handling media go through rigorous tests and background checks to ensure the client is provided the best in professionalism and protection. Refreshtek is proud to be awarded an AAA certification by NAID that reflects our dedication to providing our clients with the best in data destruction service and protection. SEE YOU IN NIAGARA FALLS! Published August 8, 2017 Refreshtek will be attending Waste and Recycling Expo Canada 2017, and the Municipal Equipment Expo show at the ScotiaBank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 25-26. Come by and meet our team at our exhibit! "As Canada’s ONLY trade show serving the waste, recycling and public works markets, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada are pleased to announce their move to Niagara Falls for the 20th edition, October 25 – 26, 2017, hosted at Scotiabank Convention Centre. The show attracts more than 3,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors from across Canada, the United States and abroad. Make plans now to join us October 25 – 26, 2017, for two extraordinary days of sourcing, education and networking In Niagara Falls." - source: www.messefrankfurt.ca REFRESHTEK AN EXHIBITOR AT iTECH 2017 Published August 4, 2017 Refreshtek will be one of the many industry leaders attending iTech 2017 in Toronto. In addition to attending the conference, we will also have an exhibit showing what we do and our facilities. iTech Exhibition and Conference is one of the largest IT Technology shows in the year. Focusing on Infrastructure, Cloud, Security, Data Centre, and Mobility, iTech hold shows all over Canada each year. Refreshtek is proud to be able to be part of the IT Technology community, come by and meet our team! https://www.itechconference.ca/toronto-downtown/sponsor-and-exhibitor-list.html Happy Anniversary! The team at Refreshtek would like to congratulate Kevin Kuipers on his anniversary of 8 years with us. Over the last 8 years Kevin has been instrumental in our continued success and through his diligent efforts has kept over a million pounds of e-waste going into landfill. Kevin continues to be one of the key members of the team and we look forward to another 8 years. Happy Anniversary Kevin! Mark Yeomans - CEO FRIENDS OF WE CARE GETS ASSIST FROM REFRESHTEK Published May 4, 2017 Refreshtek announced that we have donated a large quantity of new and refreshed tablets to Friends of We Care. Blackberry PlayBooks and Apple iPads to benefit the childrens camps supported by the organization. Friends of We Care is a network of 84 Member Sponsor organizations with a common goal of bringing joy and memorable camp experiences to Canadian children with disabilities. "Thank you so much for the generous donation of Playbooks to the camps we support as well as the iPads for our silent auction bidding" Says Executive Director Tiana Rodrigue "I'm sure the camps will be very happy to have those Playbooks. We will certainly make very good use of the iPads and are looking forward to breaking them in at our gala" Refreshtek is happy to be able to provide Friends of We Care with equipment that can be used to the benefit of children with disabilities. REFRESHTEK'S US LOCATION IS NOW OPEN! Published May 4, 2017 Refreshtek's US location is now open and operational! One of Canada's leaders IT asset disposition has opened our new location in The Sunshine State. Refreshtek prides ourselves in providing businesses in Canada with professional service, quick turnaround times, and the best quality of products in the industry, will be able to provide the same guarantees to businesses located in the US. Refreshtek is excited to showcase our brand to businesses not only in the state of Florida, but eventually throughout the US. Our passion of providing the best quality of service to our customers and potential customers is well known in Canada, and we are determined to make an impact in our new location as well. Refreshtek - US Office 8141 Blaikie Court - Unit 3 Sarasota, Florida 34240 Phone # 941-341-0028 REFRESHTEK TO OPEN US LOCATION IN MAY! Published March 31, 2017 Refreshtek is pleased to announce the opening of our US office and warehouse as of May 1, 2017. Our new location will be located in the beautiful city of Sarasota, Florida. As a way to accommodate our growth in the US, as well as provide new services and products to our neighbour in the South. As one of Canada's premier IT Asset Disposition and preowned computer specialists, Refreshtek's new location will provide our full range of existing services such as: auditing, warehousing, and servicing of all assets we offer. The additional staff and facilities will allow us to service our customers within the US one a tighter time frame and an increased sales presence. REFRESHTEK IS NOW A MEMBER OF NAID! Published March 22, 2017 Refreshtek is a member of NAID (National Association for Information Destruction). NAID represents companies that specialize in secure information and document destruction. Refreshtek believes the best way to secure data is to have it physically destroyed. With both in-house and on-site Data Destruction Services, we are seeking to raise awareness in the value and importance of secure data destruction. As part of NAID Canada we believe:- Documents are only as secure as the weakest link in their life cycle. Information protection is a vital issue to the senior management of all organizations. Every organization should be legally obligated to appropriately safeguard personal information. Organizations need to be as careful in the destruction of documents and records as they are in protecting them on their premises. There is a significant risk to reputation and competitive position for organizations that do not use secure destruction techniques. Every organization has information that requires secure destruction. Stored records should be destroyed on a regular schedule. Incidental business records discarded on a daily basis should be protected. Recycling is not an adequate alternative for information destruction. Internal personnel should not be responsible for destroying certain information. REDUCING LIFESPAN OF IT EQUIPMENT INCREASES DEPENDENCE ON ITAD Published March 23, 2017 The report asserts that North America was one of the leading geographical segments due to a high adoption rate of cloud services. As cloud computing continues to be an integral part of the North America IT ecosystem, it will shorten the lifespan of IT assets thereby triggering a considerable demand for ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) services. Furthermore, customers are preferring ITAD services in North America as vendors are seeking quality standards such as NAID, HIPPA/HITECH and PCI, among others. Browse Market Research Report: www.transparencymarketresearch.com/it-asset-disposition-m... ITAD BECOMES INTEGRAL TO CUSTOMERS WITH REGULATORY COMPULSIONS Published March 23, 2017 The changing IT landscape with the evolution of various factors such as cognitive computing, cloud computing, big data analytics, and the all-pervasive Internet of Things (IoT) has created a mammoth problem of mounting e-waste. IT asset disposition (ITAD) is increasingly being adopted by companies across the globe to manage this waste disposal, minimize the risk of data loss, and the subsequent monetary loss. With a range of services such as recycling, recovery, data sanitization or data destruction amongst others, the ITAD market has carved a sizeable niche for itself. A research report published by Transparency Market Research states the opportunity in the global ITAD market will be worth US$18.18 bn by 2024 from US$9.89 bn in 2015, as the market promises to surge at a CAGR of 7.1% between 2016 and 2024. The strict regulatory changes advised by governments across the world to minimize the possibilities environmental hazards created due to electronic waste is also expected to drive this market. This is especially pressurizing small and medium business in both developing and developed countries to adopted ITAD services and manage their waste in an effective manner. The media and entertainment segment will be the biggest end user of the ITAD products and services in the foreseeable future. This end-user segment will expand at a CAGR of 8.9% during the forecast period. An unprecedented growth in the demand for high-definition visual content has become the driving force behind the growing usage of ITAD in the media and entertainment industry. The maximum number of assets utilizing the customized disposal services were computers and laptops. As of 2015, this asset segment held about 30% share in the overall market. 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