If your business has a bunch of aging IBM/Lenovo notebooks or computers on-hand, you can now turn to Lenovo Asset Recovery Services to figure out how to ditch them appropriately.
The services cover computer take-back, data destruction, refurbishment and recycling. Lenovo estimates that a customer can recover 10 percent to 15 percent of the original purchase price of the computer, based on 5 percent depreciation per month and normal wear-and-tear. The company expects the amount of computers returned to it each year to grow by roughly 30 percent as a result of the program.
Lenovo says it handled the disposal of 38 million pounds of equipment in 2007. More than 93 percent of that amount was either reused or recycled as materials in other products such as cars, park benches or concrete filler, according to the Research Triangle Park, N.C., company.
The service will be available starting June 30.