Las Vegas, Nevada (PressExposure) August 02, 2009 -- GREEN IT represents unprecedented opportunity to create new sources of revenue in all aspects of the product lifecycle and is necessary under newly introduced legislation.
The digital conversion and advancement of LCD product escalated the rise of scrap televisions and monitors. Lead and harmful materials from discarded product introduces hazardous substances into local water supplies. To address these issues, nineteen US States have passed legislation regarding recycling of electronic waste.
Much legislation places responsibility on manufacturers to prepare plans for collection and recycling. Legislation and reporting vary significantly by city and state, making it difficult to adhere to rapidly changing requirements. Identifying best practices is a means to mitigate risk and protect profitability on products already pressured by price erosion.
Proposed changes in the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) define Economic Operators as distributors, resellers, and service providers. Proactive channel partners are discovering methods to turn requirements into revenue and strategic competitive leverage.
At CompTIA Breakaway, the premier event for the IT Channel in North America, manufacturers and channel partners will be enriched by a Green IT Workshop featuring an array of industry experts. The Green IT Workshop is August 6, 2009 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, ballrooms Montego B and C. Brief topical presentations will be followed by breakout sessions from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon.
The Green IT Workshop master of ceremonies is Paul Bittorf, Service Section Manager at CompTIA. Paul will provide a brief overview of the many successful initiatives and benefits available to CompTIA members.
DeAnne Toto, Managing Editor for the Recycling Today Media Group, will review the economic conditions impacted by fluctuations in Metals and Commodities. DeAnne will address the controversial topic of data destruction responsibilities. Recycling Today Media Group includes Recycling Today, Construction and Demolition Recycling, Recycling Today Global Edition, and Storage and Destruction Business magazine.
Mike Wendy, Director of Public Affairs at CompTIA, will provide relevant information on current state legislation and the patchwork quilt of changing regulations. He will review current and proposed Federal Legislation and findings. Insight will be gained from some of the successful take back programs from retailers and manufacturers.
Carlos Kelvin, a fifteen year recycling industry veteran and president of Cali Resources, provides the important viewpoint of recycler activities and what to look for in a partner. Carlos provides a suggested checklist for selecting a partner to mitigate risk and generate revenue. As the premier glass to glass recycling facility in North America, and the trusted advocate of manufacturers, Cali Resources provides a benchmark for measuring best practices.
Tim Hebert, Vice President of Research at CompTIA, will unveil the results of two Green IT surveys conducted by CompTIA. One survey includes input from IT and Service Solution Firms, and another of end-users in a several industries. The provocative results reveal interests and concerns of the end-user community and the capabilities of Service Solution providers today.
John Mehrmann, Vice President of Business Development at ZSL Inc, will review results of Green IT initiatives to date, a roadmap for the future, and opportunities. ZSL Inc has developed software for Recyclers, Collectors, and Material Handlers to accurately identify and track source, processing, and destination of products, parts, and materials. The ZSL Inc platform, Recycle Accelerator, empowers manufacturers and government agencies with relevant reporting data. The platform empowers participants in the recycle supply chain to operate more efficiently internally and with partners to reduce cost and mitigate risk.