Avaya Selects Converge for IT Asset Disposition

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<strong>Peabody, Mass. &mdash; May 19</strong><br />Converge announced it has been selected by Avaya &mdash; a global provider of business communications applications, systems and services &mdash; to provide IT asset disposition (ITAD) services for its corporate desktops, laptops and servers in the United States.<br /> <br />The agreement calls for Converge to provide a comprehensive suite of ITAD services for the secure and environmentally compliant disposition of Avaya&rsquo;s retired computer equipment. ITAD services run the gamut from U.S. DOD 5220.22-M data erasure to the remarketing of viable systems and components to the safe and proper recycling of all plastics, metals and other base materials.<br /> <br />&ldquo;Avaya is committed to the proper disposal of our IT assets,&rdquo; said Larry Salvatore, director of IT vendor management at Avaya. &ldquo;Converge impressed us with their ability to effectively manage these materials while maintaining chain-of-custody reporting, which is critical for our governance policies. We look forward to a successful partnership.&rdquo;<br /> <br />Data security, industry compliance and &ldquo;green&rdquo; mandates are fueling increased focus on ITAD services among technology-driven corporations. Across the global economy millions of computing devices, from cell phones to servers, are being replaced every year, boosting the risk of exposing sensitive company or customer information.<br /> <br />&ldquo;Corporations invest heavily in fortifying networks and preventing frontal attacks,&rdquo; said Chris Adam, director of ITAD services for Converge. &ldquo;But who&rsquo;s watching the back door? Pulling devices off the network and storing them in unsecured areas or sending them out for disposal without proper controls is a security nightmare waiting to happen. Companies such as Avaya are setting a new standard for securing the &lsquo;after ownership&rsquo; piece of the technology life cycle.&rdquo; <br />

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