Circular business and IT: challenge or solution?

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Circular business and IT: challenge or solution?

As an entrepreneur, you constantly keep your business under review. What is going well, but most importantly: what could be better? Is it time for new steps or will you optimise existing processes? Relevant questions, with circular business being an interesting option in basically all cases.

What is circular business?

The circular economy is a system in which consumption and waste of raw materials are minimised. This is done by reusing and recycling products. This way, maximum value is extracted from products. At the same time, negative effects such as producing waste and destroying value are drastically curtailed.

Well-known examples from the circular economy:

  • Too Good To Go: restaurants and shops offer food at the end of the day that would otherwise be thrown away. Users can buy this at a steep discount.

  • Peerby: instead of buying a concrete drill, which you then hardly ever use again, you borrow it from someone nearby via Peerby.

Examples from the consumer market are now plentiful. But the circular economy also offers solutions in the business market.

Circular IT: cost-saving and value-increasing

Every company can do circular business by taking a critical look at its own IT management. This is because a lot of value is being wasted, particularly in the area of end-user devices. We are talking about PCs, laptops, tablets, etc.

This waste of value happens in several ways:

1. The residual value of old devices is not exploited

Of course, when a device is replaced, it does not mean that it has immediately become worthless. Yet that often seems to be the thought. Old notebooks, for example, are collected in a cupboard and nobody looks at them anymore.

A shame, because often, thanks to refurbishment, they can still be used just fine. Within other parts of one's own company or outside. In the latter case, NEG-ITsolutions takes care of the safe disposal and data removal of your data. You can invest the residual value back into your own business or donate it to charity through the ITdonations Foundation.

2. Purchasing unnecessarily expensive new equipment

An office full of brand-new equipment - it has charisma, of course. But is it really necessary for your employees' daily work? Many tasks can be done perfectly well with refurbished hardware.

This equipment has been carefully prepared for a second life. By a completely clean software installation, for example, but also by replacing or upgrading parts. This allows you to set up your workstations up to 70% cheaper. Without compromising on quality, because you can simply count on an excellent guarantee.

And that makes circularity a real solution instead of a challenge.

Getting started with circular IT yourself?
Check out our range of refurbished hardware and the complete service around it.

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Rapid response to peaks and troughs in Endemol's workplace requirements

"Managing stock, unpacking, labeling, preparing and quickly installing on demand, NEG-ITSolutions does it all. We don't get to see a box, don't have to worry about it."

Edwin de Bie
Infrastucture Manager
Endemol Nederland Mediagroep

Fortes Lyceum

NEG helps you decide whether the investment is worth it and whether better/more sustainable options are available. New or refurbished. It’s not just the price; the service, reachability and goodwill factor are also reasons for choosing NEG. They always score very well in all these areas.

So we can definitely recommend NEG, as we can ask them anything.

Michael Ruitenbeek
IT coordinator
Fortes Lyceum

Parnassia Groep

We received the thin clients ready for use, with all the right settings, conveniently repackaged and coded. Even when circumstances meant Parnassia ordered late, the process was scaled up when necessary to speed things up and meet deadlines.

"I’ve been in the business for 20 years but never before have I come across such a level of flexibility.”

Lex de Groot
Technical Project Manager
Parnassia Groep