Gartner, a prominent IT research and advisory company, published their most recent “Market Guide for IT Asset Disposition (ITAD)i” report in November 2016. This report pulled together extensive industry research and analysis to assist IT leaders in identifying the right ITAD processes and vendors for their specific requirements.
Replacing Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide, in which Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) was positioned in the “leaders” quadrant in the last two reports*, the new Market Guide for ITAD provides an assessment of the ITAD market and reviews a range of ITAD vendors, one of which is SRS. The Market Guide makes recommendations including this statement, “before evaluating the market and its vendors, ITAM and ITAD executives should perform their own detailed due diligence by evaluating and identifying their ITAD priorities and business and geographical requirements.”
As stated in the report, Gartner also recommends, “ITAM and ITAD executives should consider two main approaches when contracting for global ITAD services, and determine which option is more appropriate for their company’s culture and organization.”
These two approaches include a,
– Sole-source supplier for all geographies, and
– Best-of-breed supplier by major geography (North America, South America, EMEA, Asia/Pacific).
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i Gartner “Market Guide for IT Asset Disposition (ITAD)” by Rob Schafer and Christopher Dixon, November 22, 2016.
*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide, 18 December 2014
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide, 19 December 2013