IDC Renews the G.R.A.D.E. Certification of Insight Enterprises, Inc.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – May 24, 2010 – International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced that Insight Enterprises, Inc. has had its Green Recycling and Asset Disposal for the Enterprise (G.R.A.D.E.) certification renewed. The recertification is based on a detailed analysis of the company's capabilities and is valid until May 2011.

When Insight Enterprises earned its first G.R.A.D.E. certificate in January 2009, IDC found that the company offers a full set of compliance-based, IT asset disposal (ITAD) services, from data security to environmental risk avoidance measures. Operational continuity is provided through seamless removal of hardware, reverse logistics, and on-site asset handling. The company's re-marketing operation provides possibilities for revenue sharing, hence contributing to a reduction in enterprise cost of IT ownership. And the company is also an IT lifecycle advisor, based on its core business of selling IT hardware, complemented with a service-oriented operation.

During the recertification process, IDC found that Insight Enterprises had expanded its on-site drive crushing operation and on-site data erasure capabilities. In addition, the company streamlined its vendor line up and tightened its management of logistics and carrier partners. Insight Enterprises also received the E-Steward and ISO-18000 certification in 2009.

"Despite the challenges presented by a difficult economy, Insight Enterprises' ITAD operation benefited from a rather busy period," said David Daoud, research manager, Personal Systems at IDC. "The company continued to invest in its logistics and data security capabilities while also improving its customer engagement capabilities. These investments should serve the company well as enterprises move into a new refresh cycle, spurred by improving economic conditions."

The G.R.A.D.E. certification process is based on 34 IT Asset Disposal (ITAD)-related functions and tasks and uses a multi-dimensional weighting system that incorporates the broad offerings of remote applications, onsite services, logistics, in-plant processing, and post treatment. IDC G.R.A.D.E. certification is currently focused on the U.S. market with a view on compliance, sustainability, environmental stewardship, business continuity, and ROI.

For a briefing on Insight Enterprises Inc., the ITAD industry, or to discuss methodology and assessment, contact David Daoud at 508-988-7502 or

For other non-research G.R.A.D.E. questions, please contact Jonathan Guloyan at 508-935-4296 or at

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