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A green balance: sustainable operations
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2021-01-06 12:53:00

A green balance: sustainable operations

Aliter’s Network Hardware Technician Arjan Eising and Operations Engineer Pedro Ortega work together in operations across all of our different departments. From the start of the day, when they receive POs, through to implementing our quality control (QC) process, they work to ensure we function in the most sustainable way possible. While also delivering high quality refurbished IT products to clients around the world.

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Human kind: life and business in 2020, the silver lining
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2020-12-30 20:11:00

Human kind: life and business in 2020, the silver lining

Well we’ve reached the end of 2020. A significant year, to say the least. No doubt there have been challenges for many of us – for our clients and customers, shareholders and staff. And of course, our loved ones. But I’m someone who looks for the silver linings too. And I want to reflect on some of those as we look to the new year.

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How to future-proof: purpose driven brands
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2020-12-17 04:35:00

How to future-proof: purpose driven brands

As far as Aliter Network’s Purposeful People go, I think I’m the newest to the team. I took the role of Global Marketing Manager just 6 weeks ago, and it’s been a wonderful end to this year – connecting with colleagues in both Singapore and the Netherlands. A little about me. Before Aliter I held other marketing and corporate social responsibility (CSR) focused roles.

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Circular IT in practice
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2020-12-13 12:40:00

Circular IT in practice

The Circular IT economy (CE) is what guides Aliter to do business the way we do. But the concept of CE can seem overwhelming, or sometimes like a collection of vague ideas from different industries. Download our infographic below to understand how your organization can adopt Circular IT as part of its operations, and turn your evolving business needs into practical application.

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Sustainability through daily optimisation
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2020-12-09 13:15:00

Sustainability through daily optimisation

Global Marketing Manager Tamil caught up with Aliter CTO and co-founder Heath, on all things waste reduction and optimisation. Heath has been with Aliter since 2008, alongside business development manager Jean-Noel. He describes himself as a Jack of all Trades – or “the dude that does everything else.” And outside of work, his interests are just as varied – including judo and krav maga.

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E-waste: questions you need to be asking
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2020-12-01 14:30:00

E-waste: questions you need to be asking

As Sales Director at Aliter Networks, and as a company, we talk a lot about e-waste and the benefits of choosing refurbished IT to combat the issue downstream. But this is a reactive approach. And while we should continue talking about the pros of circular IT, it’s high time we start looking at the upstream battle too. Taking a more proactive approach where we can.

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Driving Purposeful Change Through Sales
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2020-11-25 15:03:00

Driving Purposeful Change Through Sales

Sales was once a dirty word, or perhaps you say it still is. But from where I stand, the culture and perspective around sales has changed dramatically in the last ten to fifteen years. As Sales Director for sustainable IT provider Aliter Networks in the Asia Pacific, I’ve got a few years of experience behind me now. My career journey began in Australia.

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The Art of Refurbished IT: a photo series
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2020-10-20 08:44:00

The Art of Refurbished IT: a photo series

It is no secret that we LOVE refurbished IT equipment. So much so that our founder Jean Noel Clot has created an artistic photo series. The series features stunning close ups of refurbished network parts. Through the series we want to raise awareness around the urgent need to reduce the ever growing amount of e-waste, and actively promote extending the lifecycle of IT infrastructure equipment.

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The Future of Profit Is Purpose
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2020-10-06 08:30:00

The Future of Profit Is Purpose

It’s been wonderful working at Aliter Networks and supporting business partners to optimize their supply chains, cost structures, and the management and cycles of their networking infrastructure. It’s work and business I know and love. Working for this Certified B Corporation in particular, with a clear, honest vision for people, planet and profit, has prompted me to take a different perspective on the business world.

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Plug & play for natural resources company
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2020-09-14 11:00:00

Plug & play for natural resources company

We’re particularly proud of this latest case study because, as our Sales Director Sean says - “I feel like we’ve truly hit a new benchmark when it comes to supporting our clients.”The client is a Gold Mining company in Australia deploying to a site in Africa.
They needed a full door to door shipment from our warehouse to their site in less than four weeks.

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The 'least sexy' part of IT most important
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2020-09-03 08:30:00

The 'least sexy' part of IT most important

We’ve said it before – refurbished network equipment is better for the environment. But what about the environment itself? Unless your role involves dealing with network equipment or infrastructure, ‘the IT network’ is often regarded as something that just hums along in the background. Nobody really takes notice because...well, it’s not the ‘sexiest’ field. It’s not often the hot topic on the agenda.Until it is...

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B Corporation: what does it really mean?
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2020-08-06 17:00:00

B Corporation: what does it really mean?

Since the end of 2019 Aliter Networks has been a certified B Corporation. But what does that really mean? It means, as an organisation, we are focused on being a force for good. A company that aims to make a positive difference to the world, through the IT industry. This video describes in more depth what it really means to be a certified B Corp.

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The value of sustainability: a storybook
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2020-07-08 09:00:00

The value of sustainability: a storybook

Javier Marti Marcos is a sales executive for Aliter’s burgeoning Spanish market, working from our head office in Almere, The Netherlands. We were touched to learn that in his spare time, Javier, along with his sister Maria Martí, who is an artist and illustrator, created a beautiful children’s storybook – Voyagers of the Circle – with a deeper message around the value of our planet.

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Pandemic’s push to embrace refurbished IT
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2020-06-18 08:30:00

Pandemic’s push to embrace refurbished IT

As the pandemic has impacted supply chains, some electronics manufacturers have struggled to produce new equipment. Could this be the best time for enterprises to opt for refurbished and reusing preowned IT equipment? Recently, the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (dw.com) interviewed both our Network Consultant Arjen Workum and our APAC Sales Director Zimin Chen.

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The pandemic challenging IT organizations
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2020-05-07 10:15:00

The pandemic challenging IT organizations

Remember 2019? When the economy was growing, many businesses were running smoothly & the sky was the limit? Global IT spending growth was at almost 3.9%. Plans and budgets for 2020 were made and the outlook was positive. Until the pandemic arrived and changed the world. A smooth running IT environment is now more important than ever. And this situation calls for out-of-the-box solutions.

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Extending the life of network equipment
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2020-04-23 15:30:00

Extending the life of network equipment

The client is a New Zealand based public health organisation with >6000 employees, operating three hospitals, providing a variety of specialist care services to a population of around 1.000.000 people.They ran a fleet of legacy network equipment with little support of the OEM, when they needed to refresh their network with limited budget.

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Positivity feed: the lighter side of life
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2020-04-08 17:00:00

Positivity feed: the lighter side of life

There's no doubt the world is quite entrenched in new ways of working and living now, thanks to the pandemic. And there's a lot of news and social media out there about the challenges now, and ahead. But it can be a little overwhelming at times. So we hope you're able to take a moment to see the lighter side of life (and news) too.

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Saving the planet, reducing the cost too
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2020-04-02 08:45:00

Saving the planet, reducing the cost too

The customer is a global provider of financial planning, insurance, investments, wealth management and banking. They have a total of 25 offices at different locations in both the USA and EMEA region. The company's network manager was in need of an end of sale item to maintain a vital part of network infrastructure.

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Rapid delivery for 24/7 telecomm service
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2020-03-30 09:00:00

Rapid delivery for 24/7 telecomm service

For a telecommunications service provider client, speed and accuracy are critical to ensure that their clients can offer 24/7 services to their customers. Quick service delivery is key, but was not always achieved with their former supplier, sometimes taking six weeks to deliver the required IT equipment. When the company procured Aliter Networks' services, we were able to deliver equipment within one week.

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Right product, best price, all year round
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2020-03-25 11:45:00

Right product, best price, all year round

Timing is a key component for this contracted systems integrator, whose major client is an international US bank. They install IT systems for their client’s ATM machines and other electronic payment services, including bank statement printers, self-service terminals, cash register systems and networks. To meet their US client’s needs, they needed to find high quality & budget-friendly integrated services routers.

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Technology in 2020: unprecedented times
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2020-03-16 16:20:00

Technology in 2020: unprecedented times

In light of unprecedented events, we’re all aware that working in the office isn’t business as usual around the world right now. Across the globe, large corporations are taking steps to place health and safety first, with necessary precautions, and asking staff and teams to work remotely from home, with business travel bans. You likely find yourself in the same situation at the moment.

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Creating a Sustainable Edge in Education.
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2020-02-26 17:37:00

Creating a Sustainable Edge in Education.

A large French National organisation with education bodies throughout France, which services vocational institutions through to high schools, must provide for over 35,000 IT students on CCNA “bundles” each year. While also staying within budget and meeting their sustainability goals.But Aliter provided the organisation with refurbished Networking equipment allowing them to do just that.

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First B Corp Certified IT Networks company
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2020-02-27 10:00:00

First B Corp Certified IT Networks company

Aliter Networks recently became a certified B Corp company. With this certification, Aliter joins a growing group of sustainability focused B Corp organisations around the globe, including Danone, Tony’s Chocolonely, the Guardian, Patagonia, the Body Shop and Engie.“The B Corp Certification confirms that we are on the right track with our circular IT strategy,” says Aliter's CEO Odette van Zijdveld,

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Sean Doyle: Leading Sustainable IT sales
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2019-07-23 14:34:00

Sean Doyle: Leading Sustainable IT sales

Meet Sean Doyle – our APAC Sales Director, based in Singapore. He recently delivered our first EMEA and APAC webinars. Among other interests, Sean is passionate about sustainable IT, and extends this into his personal and professional life. We caught up with Sean to gain some insights into his daily life, and our new Singapore office – which is now over a year old.

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Your business strategy versus your OEM's
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2020-02-27 10:15:00

Your business strategy versus your OEM's

In Aliter's webinar, "The Business CAse for Circular IT: An Alternative to your OEM's strategy", we looked at IT investment and strategy, and discussed linear vs circular IT. Many organisations take a linear approach - following what is easiest and most cost effective, replacing their IT hardware every 3-5 years. A decision largely influenced by OEMs.

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Explaining e-waste (and how to avoid it)
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2020-01-08 17:05:00

Explaining e-waste (and how to avoid it)

The world is waking up to making smarter, more sustainable choices that impact the triple bottom line – social, economical and environmental benefits. In particular, you've probably heard a lot about ethical fashion, and the plastic-free movement. But you don't hear as much about the business we're in – sustainable and circular IT. So let’s look at what e-waste is, and how to avoid it.

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9 leading ladies of the circular economy
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2019-03-08 15:00:00

9 leading ladies of the circular economy

This International Women's Day 2019, we're shining a light on just some of the many women who are leading the way in the development, support and uptake of the circular economy. From food, fashion, design and IT, these 9 women are leading the conversation in helping to create sustainable change through re-thinking, reusing and recycling. First up, let's set the scene with Kate Raworth.

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10 companies making a difference with IT
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2019-02-19 17:17:00

10 companies making a difference with IT

IT has helped to enhance efficiency and streamline processes in almost every industry. And while that's something we're grateful to see (and benefit from), Aliter is interested in how IT goes beyond industry - to make a social impact. Here are 10 companies we think are making a difference with IT (in no particular order!) Read on about what they're doing, and why we're inspired.

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