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Dell Technologies and Zones are committed to sustainability in IT

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In corporate settings worldwide, workplace modernization is happening at a rapid pace right now – perhaps more so than ever. IDC is describing this as a period of “PC hyper-growth” – between November 2021 and the present, computers are flooding into both commercial and consumer settings in record numbers, as people seek new devices that help them work flexibly both at home and in the office.

This is an exciting trend for tech-savvy professionals, but it’s also one that raises serious questions about sustainability. Bringing millions of new computers into the world requires a staggering amount of raw materials – and also, getting rid of millions of old ones means a lot of waste. These will be difficult challenges to navigate. IDC’s data suggests that 45% of all organizations worldwide consider sustainability to be a “very important” aspect of their technology decision-making between now and 2023.

Building a sustainable future

The good news is that Dell Technologies has a plan for making IT more sustainable. At the heart of it is circular design – in other words, reusing and recycling materials so that the process of replacing devices is less wasteful. Every new device that enters the world goes through a step-by-step lifecycle – raw materials, part manufacturing, product manufacturing, distribution, and use by the end user. If we can close this loop, ensuring that the same reusable materials are used from one device lifecycle to the next, we can eliminate waste together.

Dell Technologies is reworking the entire process of making and selling devices. In the manufacturing stage, they’re simplifying product designs and reducing the number of unnecessary materials they use. They have a “harvesting” stage in which they find recyclable components they can use to refurbish systems. Then, they refurbish – which entails upgrading existing devices with new and improved materials, thereby extending the life of your IT.

It’s a lot to undertake, but it’s worth it – after all, sustainability is at the heart of everything Dell Technologies does. As technology continues to play a pivotal role in people’s lives, it’s becoming more and more urgent to have a technology plan that features sustainability front and center. After all, it’s no longer an option to “hit the snooze button” on the environmental impact of our choices. That’s why Dell Technologies’ circular consumption model is so important – it helps everyone in the world get the devices they demand, while also helping to drive the changes our planet needs.

Why Zones and Dell?

Zones is also proud to play a role in this process. We’re a Titanium Partner with Dell Technologies, which means we work closely with them to advance their goals, including serving customers and saving the planet. Like Dell Technologies, we too have a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, and we work hard to help our clients become efficient, profitable, yet also eco-friendly. These ideals are baked into everything we do.

To discover what Dell Technologies and Zones can do to help your organization embrace a sustainable IT future, just reach out. We would love to hear from you.

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