Author: Dave Van der Zande

Top 3 Benefits of Renting IT Hardware for Your Festival

Organising a successful festival requires the right technology to ensure smooth operations and a memorable experience for attendees. However, purchasing IT hardware can be a significant investment, not only financially but also in terms of time and effort. Renting IT equipment offers a range of

AI-capable PCs driver of ongoing recovery in global PC market

The worldwide PC market had a decent start to 2024, with total shipments of desktops and notebooks growing to 57.2 million units in the first three months of the year. This growth signals a recovery in PC demand across all segments, partly supported by AI-capable

Andreas Mayer, CEO of Flex IT

Reflecting on 2023 and looking forward to 2024

Last summer, I analysed the developments in the IT market in a blog. It was clear that the market was in a relatively tough period, but at the same time, there were enough positive signals, including within Flex IT, that made me look to the

Lithium batteries used in laptops

Lithium consumption by batteries could be reduced by 70 percent

Microsoft and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a new battery material based on High-Performance Computing (HPC) and AI, that could potentially reduce lithium usage by 70 percent. Laptops, which rely on lithium-ion batteries, are considered the most efficient on the market. The research by

AI and the grading of IT devices

The integration of AI in the grading of IT devices may revolutionize the way organizations approach the lifecycle phases of hardware. With the possibility of streamlining the assessment process, AI creates a transparent and efficient system for businesses to make informed decisions when acquiring IT

AI paves the way for remanufacturing discarded IT devices

Upcoming AI technologies are revolutionizing the circular economy in the IT sector, from product design to recycling and e-waste reduction. AI also provides promising opportunities for remanufacturing, which can contribute to a considerable reduction of e-waste. Artificial intelligence is equivalent to a range of technologies that

European Union officially adopts law requiring replaceable batteries

The Council of the European Union has approved a legislative proposal to regulate the entire lifecycle of batteries - from production to reuse and recycling - and ensures they are safe, sustainable and competitive. The new EU regulation on batteries aims to create a circular economy

Discussing Europe’s leadership potential in the refurbished sector

At the Circulaire-IT Year Congress, Andreas Mayer, the CEO of Flex IT Distribution and a representative of EUREFAS, discussed the world of refurbished electronics in a compelling manner. Mayer emphasised EUREFAS's role in advocating for a shift from a linear to a circular economy. He highlighted