NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudBlue, an Ingram Micro Company and a leading provider of IT asset disposition services (ITAD), today announced that the company was named a "Leader" by Gartner, Inc. in the recently released "Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide."*
"We are proud to be recognized by Gartner as a leader in the global ITAD industry. We believe it is a reflection of our team's tireless focus on listening to our customers' needs and implementing great solutions that exceed their expectations," said Ken Beyer, president, CloudBlue. "Enterprises are seeking a secure, compliant and comprehensive service offering that is consistently executed and painlessly managed on a global scale. We feel our ability to execute against this vision for some of the largest companies in the world is what sets our team apart."
Gartner divides ITAD services into three high-level categories:
- Core Disposition Services
- Acquisition Services – the acquisition of used or secondary equipment from ITAD vendors and their partners
- Ancillary Services – Full-service ITAD vendors offer many ancillary services in addition to most of the core disposition and acquisition services.
Following its acquisition by Ingram Micro in September 2013, CloudBlue has utilized existing Ingram Micro facilities to rapidly grow its operation from nine to 22 locations worldwide. "The ability to leverage Ingram Micro's world-class infrastructure has allowed us to expand our footprint while maintaining the same high quality and consistent delivery of risk management services including chain-of-custody, data security and environmental compliance," Beyer added.
CloudBlue currently serves enterprise clients in over 100 countries, managing all aspects of the IT asset disposition process from onsite services and secure logistics to its final disposition (reuse or recycling). The company also offers depot repair, redeployment programs and more. The secure chain-of-custody is managed through proprietary, web-based technology that provides clients real-time access to their inventory worldwide. In addition, as the world's largest IT distributor, Ingram Micro provides CloudBlue with an unmatched global distribution network, resulting in higher asset recovery value for CloudBlue's customers.
CloudBlue, an Ingram Micro company, is a leading provider of Enterprise IT Asset Disposition, Onsite Data Destruction and e-Waste Recycling Services worldwide. Our services reduce the risk, cost and complexity associated with securely managing IT assets and consumer electronics throughout their lifecycle in compliance with environmental and data security regulations. With over 100 global locations, we manage the entire asset chain-of-custody seamlessly to provide secure and sustainable reverse logistics solutions for over 1,000 customer organizations. For more information about CloudBlue, visit www.cloudblue.com.
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* Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide, Rob Schafer, December 18, 2014.