Daily Archives: February 6, 2008

HP Recycles Nearly 250 Million Pounds of Products in 2007

HP announced it recycled nearly 250 million pounds of hardware and print cartridges globally in its fiscal year 2007 – an increase of approximately 50 percent over the previous year and the equivalent of more than double the weight of the Titanic.

HP also reused 65 million pounds of hardware to be refurbished for resale or donation, increasing its annual reuse rate by 30 percent.

In 2007, HP surpassed its goal to recycle 1 billion pounds of technology equipment and is well on its way to reaching its new goal to recover 2 billion pounds of products by the end of 2010.

“HP set the most aggressive recovery goal in the IT industry and we’re on track to meet it,” said Pat Tiernan, vice president, Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility, HP. “This progress demonstrates our success in offering convenient and comprehensive recovery services around the world and is another milestone in HP’s longstanding environmental commitment.”

Highlights from HP’s recycling programs in 2007 include:
–  In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, HP nearly doubled the amount it recycled over last year to 170 million pounds (77,111 metric tonnes) of equipment.

–  In the Americas region, HP recycled an estimated 65 million pounds (29,484 metric tonnes) of equipment.

–  In the Asia Pacific region, HP recycled 13 million pounds (5,897 metric tonnes) of equipment.

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Brother visits an orphanage

Not everyone in this world gets to be with their family on special occasions like New Year and Christmas, just like the orphans in White Cross Children’s Home in San Juan . Though these children may not have family that doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate Christmas with kind-hearted people who reach out to them.

Brother International Philippines celebrated Christmas in a different way as they treated the children in White Cross Children’s Home at San Juan to tons of laughs, food, games, and gifts in a Christmas party dubbed “Christmas at Your Side.”

“This is our own way of giving back to God for the blessings He gave us this year. Together with our dealers, we thought it’d be better to do something different this year by sharing our blessings to God’s children who are in need of a family’s love and care,” Brother International Philippines’ assistant general manager Glenn Hocson said.

The program started with a prayer followed by a song number from the kids of White Cross. Brother Philippines and its dealers also joined the fun as they presented a special dance number and participated in the parlor games with the kids of White Cross.

Mely Vargas, executive director of White Cross Children’s Home expressed her gratitude for Brother’s effort to spend time with them. “We are thankful that there are companies like Brother who never forget about the less fortunate in spite of all the blessings they get. These kids still have a long way to go with their lives and the simple act of showing them that they are loved and cared about would definitely help them live better lives in the future as they know that they have a family at their side.”

After the parlor games, the children were served yummy treats including spaghetti, hotdogs and marsh mallow on sticks, barbeque and “bottomless” ice cream.

Brother general manager Toshiaki Isayama who personally handed Brother’s Christmas gifts to the children said, “it has been a very humbling experience for me and my Brother team as well as our dealers. We thought it’s time to do something different this Christmas. It is our honor to have brought happiness to this place these children calls their home. I hope that they will remember that Brother is always at their side.”

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Over the Net Solutions Seminar

With the globalization of business, most multinational companies have server rooms distributed throughout the world that provide for 24 hour data access all year round. Remote data access or system maintenance performed over the Internet has therefore become an important priority. Remote control’s major missions also include remote power supply management, peripheral hardware management and system security.

To learn about facilitating both local and remote operators and access multiple computer from remote locations using a standard internet browser, Aten International of Taiwan and local partner, FIL-NIPPON TECHNOLOGY SUPPLY, INC. invited IT managers to attend a seminar on” Over the Net Solutions” last January 24, 2008, from 1:30 – 5:30pm at the Ramcar room, 3rd floor, AIM Conference Center Makati City.

The four hour lecture showcased the latest in KVM technology giving IT MANAGERS anywhere and anytime access to their servers without the need to install any software in advance. It also has multiplatform support – PS/2, USB, Sun and Serial devices and gives IT MANAGERS total control (up to BIOS level) with cold boot compatibility from a single KVM Over the NET product to a complete solution with Control Center; Consolidated management (multiple devices, multiple platform, to multiple sites).

Here’s good news, we will be having another batch of “Over the net solutions” seminar on Feb 28, 2008. Limited slots available! Reserve a slot now! The seminar is FREE and includes snacks for attendees.

For other details, or advance registration, Fil-Nippon Technology Supply, Inc. may be reached at (02) 724-0526 / 31 / 32 / 35 / 37 / 41 Fax: loc. 102.

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Posted by on February 6, 2008 in Technology