Local IT Providers Make It Easy To Be Green

March 24, 2011


Local IT companies Compugen and Smart Dolphins offer sustainable ways for companies to be green.

Compugen has recently introduced a new program called Green 4 Good (G4G), a service that recycles and reuses older hardware. Here’s how it works:

1. Remove the hardware
2. Securely wipe the data from the old systems
3. Mine the systems to establish a renewed value for the assets
4. Donate the residual value in cash and products and services to a charity of the corporation’s choice.

This service offers a number of benefits to the donating company. The computer equipment is picked up, the memory is wiped clean to prevent any potential breach of privacy, and any computers that still have value will be refurbished then resold. Donating companies can specify a charity of choice or monies will automatically be donated to the Science Fair Foundation of BC. If the computer is too old to refurbish it will be sold for parts to a recycling company.

Compugen tries to make the entire service cost-free to the donating company. They usually have a consultation and do a quick quote before starting the process. To learn more contact Robin Stroud at 1.877.439.4091 /

Smart Dolphins also believes that our environment is worth taking care of. They provide computer, electronics and accessories pickup service to their clients, taking all to the nearest Encorp Return-It Depot free of charge. As they say, “it is a small service, but it is the small things that will make a difference in all of our futures!” For further info please contact Adrian Nyland at 250.721.2499 Ext. 104 /

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