The Pulse of ITAD: Working From Home Drives Data Center Device Demand

Brooks Hoffman

According to an article in E-Scrap News, the recent increase in working from home due to the coronavirus has shifted demand dynamics for data centers and wireless providers. Network operators are seeing up to 30% more traffic than they were before the pandemic. Service providers are responding by adding more memory since the COVID-19 impacts began to hit the U.S. This has resulted in increased demand for refurbished IT equipment. At the same time, firms are not retiring older equipment as soon as they normally would due to the heavy traffic. Instead, companies are holding onto assets longer because they’re uncertain of their future demand needs. Although offices are beginning to reopen as the pandemic subsides, it is anticipated that the level of data traffic will remain elevated because organizations will want to retain the ability to have employees work remotely.

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