Tradeloop's Member Blog And News: May 2011

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bytes Back Data Recovery - Protect Your Valuable Computer Data

With surveys showing that only about 30% of computer users regularly back up their important data, new Tradeloop member, Bytes Back Data Recovery, saw a market opportunity in 2009 - and took it. The Cleveland-based data recovery company offers personal service to consumer, education, corporate, and government clients.

Director of bulk sales, Jason Kiner manages the buying and selling of bulk hard drives, which means he spends a good bit of time on Tradeloop:
"Some of our biggest challenges are meeting new potential buyers and finding product. Tradeloop brings buyers and sellers from around the world together to do business that they normally would not have been able to accomplish."
Although the company is a "small business," Kiner said, there's nothing small about the services it provides:
"With our specialized training, sophisticated technology and dedicated high end recovery equipment, we can get data back from almost any failed media. Our staff is here to make sure your data is safe, explain what happened, and provide backup solutions to avoid it in the future. "
Services provided by Bytes Back Data Recovery include:
  • Expedited recovery options for critical business data.
  • Service and backup contracts to prevent future data loss.
  • Forensic imaging of working hard drives for government & law enforcement authorities.
  • Data retrieval from USB flash drives.
  • Data recovery kits for educational institutions.
  • A retail storefront with diagnostics performed while you wait.
In addition, the company has technicians on staff who answer phone & email questions during regular business hours. In some cases, local pick-up is available. Clients can also ship directly or drop off equipment in person.

All the work is done in-house, Kiner explained, unlike other data recovery services:
"Most data recovery centers are not able to perform all the work themselves, requiring them to send their work to a third party. This adds time, cost, and potential loss or mis-communication about your data. Having all the necessary tools for any data recovery in-house, we are able to save you time, money, and hope to help you relax a little."
Though most clients are walk-in customers needing recovery services, Bytes Back Data Recovery also offers bulk drive services to suppliers and wholesalers.

Kiner said company technicians take their work seriously: they understand the importance of business data and the sentimental value of personal memories stored in the form of photos and videos.
"At Bytes Back Data Recovery we are fast, competitively priced, and most importantly here to give your device the individual attention it deserves. Whether your data is precious memories of your first child, a thesis for your master’s degree, or client files for the last 10 years, your data is more to us than just another number in the books."
Make a connection with Jason Kiner and invite him to join your network of trusted Tradeloop users.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NurTech - "Go Green and Get Some Green"

New Tradeloop member, NurTech LLC, is based in Beltsville, MD and specializes in electronic recycling, asset management, data destruction, and wholesale & retail sales. Founded six years ago as a home business, owner Nurgul Yavzer has grown the business rapidly, expanding its workforce and products/services.

He described the company's success - and growing pains!
"We are about to outgrow our current facility and plan to relocate soon to a larger warehouse. As our customer base grows, we need more space. Presently, we're receiving several shipments per day plus a recycling pick-up. Inventory is moving at what feels like lightening speed some days."
With his business growing and changing that quickly, Yavuzer needed a reliable way to monitor the market and locate new customers and suppliers. He found Tradeloop: NurTech is already an active participant in the trading community with inventory and Broadcast activity. It's been a success, he said:
"Our wholesale department is constantly looking for new business. We use Tradeloop's Broadcast and social networking tools every day."
NurTech specializes in customer service, he continued. Because the company is small, buyers and sellers deal directly with decision makers and employees are very familiar with the market. Yavuzer said the biggest growth is in recycling - an area where NurTech is particularly qualified:
"In 2008, we established our license for electronics recycling. Our 12,000 square foot facility houses our recycling, technical and administrative team. We are an environmentally sound company with dedicated employees, who care about the environment."
Currently, NurTech only handles domestic orders, but hopes to expand into the international market soon. "Tradeloop is our latest tool for acquiring international business," Yavuzer said.

Although the company has built a loyal base of customers in just a few years, Yavuzer said there are always room for more. NurTech customers get more than just an eBay retail store and wholesale outlet, he explained:
"We don't only offer just one facet of technological services. Instead of operating like our competitors with just one specialty, we offer many services under one umbrella: asset management, wholesale, eBay, e-recycling, data destruction, and hard drive shredding.

And we take care of our customers. The goal of a good vendor is that everybody benefits from the transaction."
Make a connection with Nurgul Yavuzer and invite him to join your network of trusted Tradeloop users.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Liquid 8 Technology: Turn Used Capital Into Cash

Whether you're looking for used IT equipment, need help managing your IT assets, or just want hard drives completely destroyed to protect sensitive data, Brooklyn, NY-based Liquid 8 Technology can help. Founded in 2000, the company buys and sells all types of IT equipment, from full systems to individual replacement parts. Other services include asset management and data destruction.

Sales Director, Robert Ruehle, said that this diversity helps insulate Liquid 8 from market swings. He's particularly busy working with used equipment now:
"Companies are finally upgrading again so there is a lot of equipment coming offline available to purchase. We're busier than we've ever been. There is also a big trend of single core servers coming offline and being made totally obsolete with the expansion of VM and dual and quad core machines."
His primary job responsibilities are to value equipment lists for bidding and then sell the equipment that comes in.
"The market changes constantly. The part nobody wanted a month ago might be today's hard-to-find item. I use Tradeloop to post equipment to sell and also for market research. It helps me track what equipment is selling for and find new customers."
With offices scattered across the United States, Liquid 8 is able to monitor the market and work closely with both buyers and sellers. Most customers are resellers who specialize in particular brands. Financial and IT-related companies are most likely to upgrade IT assets first, Ruehle explained, so they form the core of his suppliers. However, Liquid 8 helps many different companies dispose of assets securely:
"We buy and sell all types of equipment from any manufacturer. This gives us a big advantage because we have a good sense of the markets for everything. Our data destruction services are also the best out there so we retain a lot of companies because they know their data is safe with us."
Liquid 8 Technology specializes in developing custom solutions for its clients, Ruehle noted. A client moving to a new location has completely different needs than a company looking to donate used equipment or one closing operations entirely. Whatever a company's IT situation, Ruehle said Liquid 8 Technology can help:
"Our main value is in our ability is to pay top dollar to a company for their IT assets quickly with cash upfront at the time of pickup. That combined with our data destruction services makes us a very attractive option for IT asset dispositions."
Make a connection with Robert Ruehle and invite him to join your network of trusted Tradeloop users.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

National Sales Associates: Secure, Eco-Friendly Tape Solutions

National Sales Associates (NSA) was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of professionals with more than 25 years of experience in magnetic media and data center services. Since then, the company has grown to 25 employees and provides re-certified/refurbished tape that has been erased, tested, and has a lifetime warranty. NSA promises "a secure solution that benefits everybody, even Mother Nature."

Owner Joe Endyke explained:
"We have a green solution for every tape - it could be a waste-to-energy destruction for very old tape or we can erase and recycle the tape if it has a market. Recycling tape is important: we securely and efficiently handle and recycle tapes to keep the metals and plastics from contaminating our land, air and ground water. "
Of course, backup tapes often contain extremely sensitive corporate data and many companies are concerned about data safety. That's why so many companies turn to NSA, Endyke said:
"We have processed millions of tape without a data breach. Our process is NIST compliant. We will go on-site to erase tapes for secure transport. Once we erase and reformat a tape the data is not retrievable under any circumstances. We make sure the client wants a tape volume erased before we run it on our drives because once we erase it nobody can retrieve the data! We have asked many to try - unsuccessfully."
Finding tape to recycle can be a challenge, Endyke noted, because "there's not a store for used tape I can call." So NSA turned to Tradeloop. A member since 2007, Endyke said he's always looking for Tradeloop members working in that area:
"We buy lots when they come available. We would love more Tradeloop members coming to us with new or used tape buybacks - please call! We do have several Tradeloop partners, but we always want to make connections with more. We seek out customers through Tradeloop, primarily"
Endyke stressed that NSA is committed to building long term relationships with customers and is loyal to its distributor-partners.
"We support the distribution channel. We work with some of the largest and smallest distributors in the world and we honor this supply chain. That makes our customers comfortable putting us in contact with their customers if there is a technical issue to discuss. Once processed we sell our tape through our distributors. Several distributors private label our tape by putting their name on the inserts. United Stationers Innovera Brand is made exclusively by NSA."
Customers also benefit from numerous other services provided by NSA. Tape can be labeled, initialized, and shipped within 24 hours. All tape is tested and carries a lifetime warranty. Other tape services include tape copy, data migration, and destruction. Endyke explained it succinctly: "If it happens on tape, we can supply the service."

He said that NSA
has been successful because it offers a unique service and commitment to customer support:
"We have long experience in the tape business and a long history of supporting distribution. Our customers trust us to support them and supply the best quality product. Our business grows every year."
Make connection with Joe Endyke and invite him to join your network of trusted Tradeloop users.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Trading Floor Launched - Easy to Navigate & Lightning Fast

Search for parts the easy way at our new Tradeloop Trading Floor. We've redesigned the search function to provide even more accurate, targeted results. New search filters show you results based on geography, message type, manufacturers, and more. And the updated page layout offers more product information and user interactivity.

Search the Trading Floor now and check out the new design!

Use the slider bar on the search results page to narrow your search. Mix and match between the following options. The search results page updates in real time as you select/deselect the checkboxes:
  • Members Only listings or Public listings
  • Country
  • Manufacturer
  • Item Conditions
  • Companies
  • Seller Name
Learn more about an item when you click on either the part number or vendor link on an individual listing. That expands the listing to give you access to more information about the part and the seller.

You have quick access to the company contact's user profile and the company profile. Send an email, see how long the company has been a Tradeloop member, and even send a Connections request - all from the Trading Floor!

Here's how it displays:

Visit the Trading Floor and try out the new search options. Let us know what you think here at Tradeloop's Member Blog.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Minnesota Computers Corporation: Recycling & Reusing IT Equipment

Minnesota Computers Corporation (MCC) has served over 75,000 clients since it was founded in 1985 and built its reputation as one of the leading systems and storage resellers. An authorized reseller for many top manufacturers, MCC works with all size companies to help them maximize their recovery assets.

Company founder and president, Richard Quigley, explained that MCC benefits from the tech industry's focus on "going green."
"The BEST form of recycling is reuse. Minnesota Computers is a green company. We recycle and properly dispose of all computer hardware. We accept free of charge many types of computer hardware items."
MCC joined Tradeloop in 1999 and offers over 28,000 items for sale to the trading community. Quigley said that MCC has maintained his long-term relationship with Tradeloop because it helps the company enlarge its customer base:
"We use Tradeloop as one of our primary communications to buy and sell tech equipment."
MCC's list of customers is large – and growing – Quigley noted "because we offers customers the quality they need at prices they can afford." MCC works with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, government entities, nonprofits, and even end users worldwide. They're attracted by the company's large diverse inventory. MCC is an authorized reseller for IBM, HP, Dell, Overland Storage, Xerox, TallyGenicom, Cisco, Quantum, Plasmon, Zebra, Intermec, Symbol and many others.
"We have in stock or access to a full line of replacement parts through our distributors for all hardware devices. We can complete repairs the same day if customers are in urgent need."
MCC can offer this large inventory and service because they maintain a 25,000+ square foot warehouse, a 10,000 square foot tech center, and a new secure data center facility. But everyone associated with MCC understands that just having a large inventory isn't enough, stressed Quigley. They realize that personal connections make all the difference and are committed to customer service and support.
"We believe quality is more important than quantity. Our business model places customers at the forefront of importance based on our philosophy of business, the quality of people and service at MCC. We treat every customer as if you are our only customer."
Make connection with Richard Quigley and invite him to join your network of trusted Tradeloop users.