August 2012

August 2012 IT News

August 2012 Recent Industry News

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U.S. Micro Corporation Adds R2 and ISO 14001:2004 Certifications

Certifications validate a longstanding commitment to secure IT asset disposition

U.S. Micro Corporation (, a pioneer and leader in the IT asset disposition (ITAD) industry, today announced it received the Responsible Recycling (R2) certification and ISO 14001:2004 from Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc., a leading certification body offering a broad spectrum of certification services including those for Responsible Recycling (R2). U.S. Micro earned both sought-after endorsements after undergoing an independent audit that evaluated and tested its policies governing waste management, data security, employee health and safety, public health and the environment, and its chain of custody processes.

The R2 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications provide further validation of longstanding, industry-leading policies at U.S. Micro designed to secure data and protect the environment.

“From day one at U.S. Micro, we made data security and the environment our most important priorities. Securing these certifications at our Atlanta facility was a way to reinforce what has already been standard operating procedure for us since our inception,” stated Steve Bowen, Chief Operating Officer.

Additionally, U.S. Micro recently received the prestigious SOC 2SM designation after an intensive examination of its processes related to data elimination; information security; disposition; electronic inventory counts; human resources; change management; and other criteria. U.S. Micro’s pursuit of the designation was unique within the $5 billion ITAD industry.

Regulatory requirements related to IT asset disposition are increasingly a concern for companies nationwide. The R2, ISO 14001:2004 certification and SOC 2SM designation are important credentials for U.S. Micro to assure customers that its disposition process is in full compliance with industry regulations, from Sarbanes-Oxley to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).

U.S. Micro Corporation
Since 1995, U.S. Micro Corporation has been a major innovator and leader in enterprise IT recycling. Founded in Atlanta, Ga., U.S. Micro processes over one million assets annually, serving Fortune 500 companies that demand the highest levels of data security and environmental stewardship. Committed to a 100 percent no landfill policy, the company refurbishes and sells approximately 90 percent of the equipment it processes; the remaining 10 percent is EPA-compliantly recycled at its Next-Generation IT Demanufacturing and Distribution Center in Las Vegas. U.S. Micro is G.R.A.D.E. certified (Green Recycling Asset Disposal for the Enterprise) by IDC and most recently achieved the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Service Organization Controls (SOC)2, Type II designation. More information:

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Tech Data Expands Relationship With Oracle to Distribute Full Line of Oracle Products

Addition of Hardware and Applications Makes Tech Data a Full Global Distributor of Oracle Products

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD), a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Oracle to distribute Oracle’s complete line of hardware products and applications in North America. In adding these to the Company’s current global offering of Oracle software, Tech Data is now effectively positioned as a full global distributor of Oracle’s complete line of technology software, applications, and systems hardware products, including engineered systems.

“Tech Data’s expanded relationship with Oracle is a strategic move for Tech Data,” said Joe Quaglia, senior vice president, U.S. Marketing and president, TDMobility at Tech Data. “Our relationship not only makes it easier for Tech Data’s channel of 60,000 resellers to become fully engaged with Oracle’s full line of channel products, it also allows us to make a significant impact for both our resellers and Oracle to help end-users get the right solutions to grow their business. As a global distributor of Oracle products, our team can better help our resellers provide complete solutions that best fit the needs of their customers.”

Tech Data’s dedicated and expanded Oracle team provides resellers with technical expertise, partner enablement and training, program management, and sales and marketing support to help both current and new Oracle partners leverage the full Oracle portfolio to drive new growth and margin opportunities. Tech Data’s commitment to world-class service levels on deal support and order fulfillment, as well as financing support through TDCreditServices, also helps ensure that Oracle resellers are equipped with the necessary tools they need to succeed.

“Oracle is excited to expand our offering relationship with Tech Data to include Oracle software, hardware and engineered systems, further aligning Oracle’s strategic investment in the growth of the market segment,” said Jim Standard, group vice president, Global Channel Sales at Oracle. “Tech Data is a fundamental leader in the industry with an expertise in distribution, and we look forward to further developing this dynamic relationship.”

The complete Oracle portfolio is available immediately for purchase from Tech Data with appropriate Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) resale rights.

“We are pleased to see the addition of Oracle hardware into Tech Data’s product stack,” said Joe Young, director of Oracle Solutions at iAppSys, Inc. “As an Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Partner, iAppSys’ focus and commitment to our clients is building complete, sustainable and scalable end-to-end solutions. These additional products enhance our custom offerings and provide us with more flexibility to develop, build, and deliver additional-industry leading technology solutions.”

For more information on Oracle products or to speak with Tech Data’s dedicated Oracle team, contact (800) 237-8931, ext. 82082 or

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500(R). To learn more, visit

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