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7 R’s of The Circular IT
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2021-06-16 13:13:00

7 R’s of The Circular IT

At Aliter, we seek to inspire, encourage, and influence change. Using Circular IT principles, we aim to keep IT equipment, components, and materials at their highest utility value at all time and making sure they are fit for purpose for clients. Here’s a graphical representation on a principal model commonly known in the movement as the “7 R’s” of circular IT.

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Paradigm of Sustainable IT
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2021-03-31 11:34:00

Paradigm of Sustainable IT

Sustainable IT is a manifestation of economic models highlighting business opportunities in circular framework rather than linear processes. It is restorative and regenerative by design and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. Under current established economic systems, products are produced, used and discarded, a flow with an end.

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Refurbishing technology with quality control
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2021-03-24 14:34:00

Refurbishing technology with quality control

2020 has been a tough year all round and for IT industry, budgets have gotten tighter and network managers have started looking to extend their hardware lifecycle longer and are exploring newer ways to manage their networks more efficiently with a smaller budget. A challenge that comes with important considerations on quality, after sales services, logistics, immediate availability and more.

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Being the catalyst for social change
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2021-03-17 11:24:00

Being the catalyst for social change

With the rise of the digital era and the tech industry being reshaped in numerous ways. It is not only the fastest expanding sectors resulting in the creation of millions of jobs, but it also facilitating development, innovation and globalization, becoming the new frontier for social development. Different companies in similar competitive environment are now exploring new channels to differentiate themselves.

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Supply Chain: The Practical Approach
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2021-03-11 07:30:00

Supply Chain: The Practical Approach

The supply chain of enterprises are increasingly becoming a complex ecosystem of people, processes and technologies. A once exclusive setup of internal systems has now greatly expanded due to the proliferation of networks, internets applications and connectivity in the past decade, providing seamless collaboration between customers & service providers.

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Hardware Lifecycle: Should you pull the Plug?
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2021-03-03 13:27:00

Hardware Lifecycle: Should you pull the Plug?

End of Life and End of Service life can often strikes a menacing tone; however, it can’t be further from the truth. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) use the terms; End of Life and End of Service Life to indicate a stage in the equipment life cycle. Milestones that define the type of support and marketing the OEM offers for the equipment.

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Embracing the power of purpose
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2021-02-17 11:02:00

Embracing the power of purpose

Over the last few months, a number of our team members in The Netherlands and Singapore have shared their insights and experiences on sustainable action in and outside of the company – as part of our Purposeful People blog series. And no doubt, it’s clear to see that our people support a more environmentally-friendly future and circular economy through refurbished IT in various ways.

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Testing: a vital part of sustainable IT
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2021-01-20 10:19:00

Testing: a vital part of sustainable IT

I’m Tim, a Networks Solutions Specialist with Aliter for 10 years now and working in the industry for over 17 years. It’s part of my daily role to ensure that our customers get the best quality refurbished IT products – and one of the ways we do that is by offering extensive testing on all equipment. A process I am very familiar with, testing is necessary to extend the life cycle of products we receive. It’s also crucial for our quality assurance.

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A green balance: sustainable operations
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2021-01-06 12:53:00

A green balance: sustainable operations

Aliter’s Network Hardware Technician Arjan Eising and Operations Engineer Pedro Ortega work together in operations across all of our different departments. From the start of the day, when they receive POs, through to implementing our quality control (QC) process, they work to ensure we function in the most sustainable way possible. While also delivering high quality refurbished IT products to clients around the world.

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Life and business in 2020, the silver lining
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2020-12-30 20:11:00

Life and business in 2020, the silver lining

Well we’ve reached the end of 2020. A significant year, to say the least. No doubt there have been challenges for many of us – for our clients and customers, shareholders and staff. And of course, our loved ones. But I’m someone who looks for the silver linings too. And I want to reflect on some of those as we look to the new year.

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How to future-proof: purpose driven brands
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2020-12-17 04:35:00

How to future-proof: purpose driven brands

As far as Aliter Network’s Purposeful People go, I think I’m the newest to the team. I took the role of Global Marketing Manager just 6 weeks ago, and it’s been a wonderful end to this year – connecting with colleagues in both Singapore and the Netherlands. A little about me. Before Aliter I held other marketing and corporate social responsibility (CSR) focused roles.

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Circular IT in practice
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2020-12-13 12:40:00

Circular IT in practice

The Circular IT economy (CE) is what guides Aliter to do business the way we do. But the concept of CE can seem overwhelming, or sometimes like a collection of vague ideas from different industries. Download our infographic below to understand how your organization can adopt Circular IT as part of its operations, and turn your evolving business needs into practical application.

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Sustainability through daily optimisation
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2020-12-09 13:15:00

Sustainability through daily optimisation

Global Marketing Manager Tamil caught up with Aliter CTO and co-founder Heath, on all things waste reduction and optimisation. Heath has been with Aliter since 2008, alongside business development manager Jean-Noel. He describes himself as a Jack of all Trades – or “the dude that does everything else.” And outside of work, his interests are just as varied – including judo and krav maga.

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E-waste: questions you need to be asking
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2020-12-01 14:30:00

E-waste: questions you need to be asking

As Sales Director at Aliter Networks, and as a company, we talk a lot about e-waste and the benefits of choosing refurbished IT to combat the issue downstream. But this is a reactive approach. And while we should continue talking about the pros of circular IT, it’s high time we start looking at the upstream battle too. Taking a more proactive approach where we can.

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Driving Purposeful Change Through Sales
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2020-11-25 15:03:00

Driving Purposeful Change Through Sales

Sales was once a dirty word, or perhaps you say it still is. But from where I stand, the culture and perspective around sales has changed dramatically in the last ten to fifteen years. As Sales Director for sustainable IT provider Aliter Networks in the Asia Pacific, I’ve got a few years of experience behind me now. My career journey began in Australia.

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The Future of Profit Is Purpose
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2020-10-06 08:30:00

The Future of Profit Is Purpose

It’s been wonderful working at Aliter Networks and supporting business partners to optimize their supply chains, cost structures, and the management and cycles of their networking infrastructure. It’s work and business I know and love. Working for this Certified B Corporation in particular, with a clear, honest vision for people, planet and profit, has prompted me to take a different perspective on the business world.

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Plug & play for natural resources company
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2020-09-14 11:00:00

Plug & play for natural resources company

We’re particularly proud of this latest case study because, as our Sales Director Sean says - “I feel like we’ve truly hit a new benchmark when it comes to supporting our clients.”The client is a Gold Mining company in Australia deploying to a site in Africa.
They needed a full door to door shipment from our warehouse to their site in less than four weeks.

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The 'least sexy' part of IT most important
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2020-09-03 08:30:00

The 'least sexy' part of IT most important

We’ve said it before – refurbished network equipment is better for the environment. But what about the environment itself? Unless your role involves dealing with network equipment or infrastructure, ‘the IT network’ is often regarded as something that just hums along in the background. Nobody really takes notice because...well, it’s not the ‘sexiest’ field. It’s not often the hot topic on the agenda.Until it is...

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B Corporation: what does it really mean?
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2020-08-06 17:00:00

B Corporation: what does it really mean?

Since the end of 2019 Aliter Networks has been a certified B Corporation. But what does that really mean? It means, as an organisation, we are focused on being a force for good. A company that aims to make a positive difference to the world, through the IT industry. This video describes in more depth what it really means to be a certified B Corp.

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The pandemic challenging IT organizations
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2020-05-07 10:15:00

The pandemic challenging IT organizations

Remember 2019? When the economy was growing, many businesses were running smoothly & the sky was the limit? Global IT spending growth was at almost 3.9%. Plans and budgets for 2020 were made and the outlook was positive. Until the pandemic arrived and changed the world. A smooth running IT environment is now more important than ever. And this situation calls for out-of-the-box solutions.

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Extending the life of network equipment
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2020-04-23 15:30:00

Extending the life of network equipment

The client is a New Zealand based public health organisation with >6000 employees, operating three hospitals, providing a variety of specialist care services to a population of around 1.000.000 people.They ran a fleet of legacy network equipment with little support of the OEM, when they needed to refresh their network with limited budget.

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Saving the planet, reducing the cost too
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2020-04-02 08:45:00

Saving the planet, reducing the cost too

The customer is a global provider of financial planning, insurance, investments, wealth management and banking. They have a total of 25 offices at different locations in both the USA and EMEA region. The company's network manager was in need of an end of sale item to maintain a vital part of network infrastructure.

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Rapid delivery for 24/7 telecomm service
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2020-03-30 09:00:00

Rapid delivery for 24/7 telecomm service

For a telecommunications service provider client, speed and accuracy are critical to ensure that their clients can offer 24/7 services to their customers. Quick service delivery is key, but was not always achieved with their former supplier, sometimes taking six weeks to deliver the required IT equipment. When the company procured Aliter Networks' services, we were able to deliver equipment within one week.

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Right product, best price, all year round
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2020-03-25 11:45:00

Right product, best price, all year round

Timing is a key component for this contracted systems integrator, whose major client is an international US bank. They install IT systems for their client’s ATM machines and other electronic payment services, including bank statement printers, self-service terminals, cash register systems and networks. To meet their US client’s needs, they needed to find high quality & budget-friendly integrated services routers.

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First B Corp Certified IT Networks company
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2020-02-27 10:00:00

First B Corp Certified IT Networks company

Aliter Networks recently became a certified B Corp company. With this certification, Aliter joins a growing group of sustainability focused B Corp organisations around the globe, including Danone, Tony’s Chocolonely, the Guardian, Patagonia, the Body Shop and Engie.“The B Corp Certification confirms that we are on the right track with our circular IT strategy,” says Aliter's CEO Odette van Zijdveld,

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Explaining e-waste (and how to avoid it)
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2020-01-08 17:05:00

Explaining e-waste (and how to avoid it)

The world is waking up to making smarter, more sustainable choices that impact the triple bottom line – social, economical and environmental benefits. In particular, you've probably heard a lot about ethical fashion, and the plastic-free movement. But you don't hear as much about the business we're in – sustainable and circular IT. So let’s look at what e-waste is, and how to avoid it.

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9 leading ladies of the circular economy
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2019-03-08 15:00:00

9 leading ladies of the circular economy

This International Women's Day 2019, we're shining a light on just some of the many women who are leading the way in the development, support and uptake of the circular economy. From food, fashion, design and IT, these 9 women are leading the conversation in helping to create sustainable change through re-thinking, reusing and recycling. First up, let's set the scene with Kate Raworth.

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10 companies making a difference with IT
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2019-02-19 17:17:00

10 companies making a difference with IT

IT has helped to enhance efficiency and streamline processes in almost every industry. And while that's something we're grateful to see (and benefit from), Aliter is interested in how IT goes beyond industry - to make a social impact. Here are 10 companies we think are making a difference with IT (in no particular order!) Read on about what they're doing, and why we're inspired.

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