Schools and universities are increasingly recycling and reusing computers, servers, and other IT equipment to offset rising technology costs as the faltering economy forces officials to slash budgets.

Campuses such as the University of Richmond have reused and recycled IT hardware, making money from the sale of old equipment and ensuring that sensitive school and student data are wiped clean from computer hard drives before the machines are refurbished and sold to another campus or company.

In a case study published this winter by Redemtech–an IT management company that works with the University of Richmond–the environmental and security advantages of IT asset reuse were reinforced by statistics.

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