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The value of asset inventory software in surplus computer sales

While it may not be commonly known, federal and state government agencies are in the business of selling surplus items that many people use on a daily basis. From homes and automobiles to computers and other electronic equipment, many of these goods can be purchased at very low, discounted prices and represent cost savings for consumers and businesses, as well as revenue generators for governments at the federal, state and even local levels. For example, USA.gov offers many items that can be purchased via auction from both federal and state agencies. The website features products used by the military, heavy machinery most commonly found…

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Buying used equipment heightens need for asset inventory software

The scientific industry is one that is heavily dependent on the use of equipment and fixed assets to conduct research and accomplish other tasks. It is commonly understood that without these tools, it would be impossible for scientists to accurately do their jobs. However, as it is with most equipment – whether it's used on a construction site or in research and development -  there comes a time when it will inevitably have to be replaced with newer models. Azom.com recently conducted an interview with Ben Potenza, vice president of marketing at Equipnet, a company specializing in the sale of used R&D equipment. Potenza said…

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Americans care about sustainability when choosing food brands

Thirty-eight percent of more than 1,000 U.S. adults said they want to support companies that are being more sustainable, while 43 percent want to do their part to improve the environment, according to recent data compiled by Cone Communications. Today’s food producers may want to keep this information in mind when it comes to the processes and equipment they use to bring their items to market. Many companies have been stressing the importance of sustainability and reducing pollution. Now consumers are holding them to their promises and rewarding the businesses that are reducing their carbon footprints. To ensure that food…

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CFOs want to add more big data pros

CFOs need insights from data streams to know if it is the right time to invest in new equipment. With mining for information becoming more important to many organizations, executives must have the staff to carry out their big data projects. According to a new study from IBM, while 82 percent of more than 4,000 C-suite leaders believe integrating an enterprise-wide information strategy can be effective, only 24 percent have complete confidence in their team to carry out such a deployment. “Data has always sat in the center of a CFO’s job responsibilities, and CFOs now recognize how insights from big data…

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Small businesses are willing to get rid of their old technologies

Small-business owners have decided that enough is enough. They are ready to ditch their antiquated technology and embrace new solutions that allow them to experience higher levels of efficiency and improved productivity among their staff. According to a recent study released by business cloud and digital media services provider j2 Global, nearly 9 in 10 of more than 32,000 respondents said they at least want to get rid of their old business technologies this year. In addition, 23 percent stated they either plan to throw away their landline phones in exchange for mobile devices and virtual phone systems. “The unrelenting trend toward the…

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