ERI Named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for IT Asset Disposition (ITAD)

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ERI,
a leader in the IT asset disposition (ITAD), cybersecurity focused
hardware destruction, and data destruction space, in addition to being
the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, has been named as a
Representative Vendor in the November 2016 Market Guide for the ITAD
industry.

Gartner, a leading IT market research firm, issued its Market Guide to
provide an overview of important issues for enterprises to consider when
developing their ITAD program and selecting a service provider. It also
lists a representative sample of a variety of vendors in the ITAD
market. ERI is named among these vendors.

“The number and complexity of legislative mandates (often country- or
region-specific) for the secure and environmentally friendly disposal of
IT equipment continue to grow rapidly, and the consequences of
noncompliance are quickly attracting board-level attention,” noted
Gartner, Inc. in the Market Guide. “ITAD service providers have become
an important link in the overall life cycle management of IT equipment.”

ERI has one of the largest owned and operated ITAD processing footprints
in North America, with eight processing facilities (totaling about 1
million square feet) distributed across the U.S. and are certified to
the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 standards and both e-Stewards and R2 standards.
In addition, five of ERI’s largest facilities are also NAID
AAA-certified, and the remaining four facilities are scheduled for AAA
certification this year.

“We’re proud to be named among the vendors in our field in the latest
Gartner Market Guide,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI.
“Not only has ERI repeatedly met the strictest standards of
environmental and operational excellence, we also continue to reconfirm
our ongoing commitment to data destruction, as assessed by the planet’s
leading authorities on the subject. Proper destruction of private
digital data has become a crucially important issue and we feel that
being name-checked by Gartner shows we are setting the bar high.”

To request a copy of the full 19 page report, visit Gartner at www.gartner.com.
Current Gartner users may be able to sign in and download the report
directly. Ask for “Market Guide for IT Asset Disposition,” by Rob
Schafer and Christopher Dixon, November 22, 2016. The publication number
is G00299482.

For more information on general recycling and electronic data
destruction needs, visit www.ERIdirect.com,
www.Recyclenation.com,
http://greenisgoodradio.com,
www.insecurityofeverything.com
or www.urbanmining.org.

About ERI

ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s
largest IT asset disposition (ITAD) and cybersecurity-focused hardware
destruction company, is certified to de-manufacture and recycle every
type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI
processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at
eight locations, serving every zip code in the United States. For more
information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or
visit www.ERIdirect.com.

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Contacts

ERI
Paul Williams, 310-569-0023
paul.williams@ERIdirect.com