Is Your E-Waste Part of the Solution?

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According to a recent report by “Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative”, a coalition of United Nations agencies, governments, non-profits, and science organizations, the amount of e-waste generated will increase by a third in just the next five years.

And, unfortunately, much of the e-waste ends up in poor countries, polluting water and food supplies and contaminating poor workers that strip the waste for precious metals without protection from the hazardous chemicals and materials.  If your e-waste is being picked up for free, chances are it’s being dumped.

Your, e-waste, however, can be part of the solution.  By only working with certified e-waste recyclers and handlers.  Look for the e-Stewards and R2 certifications, along with ISO 14001 credentials.

For our customers in the New York metro area, we partner with The 4th Bin for responsible e-waste recycling.  Not in the area?  Contact The 4th Bin; they will help you find an e-Steward certified e-waste processor near you.



Breakfast With Google Apps and More …

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We don’t often blog about events, but this one is unique.

On Thursday September 19th at 8:00 am, you can join us at Google’s NYC offices — or via live simulcast — for Breakfast with Google.  While enjoying a full breakfast, you have the change to meet, learn from, and discuss Getting More from Google Apps with some of the best Google Apps for Business and Government experts around.

Registration is easy, and required, given limited space and security requirements.

So, even if you cannot enjoy the eggs, french toast, and coffee in person, join us online for a unique learning opportunity.

Co-hosted by Google and Cumulus Global, we are joined by supporting sponsors The 4th Bin, Google Gooru, and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Cumulus Global Partners with 4th Bin for e-Waste Services

4th_bin_logoCumulus Global announced today a strategic alliance with The 4th Bin for Responsible e-Waste services.  Through the alliance, Cumulus Global will offer e-Steward certified recycling services to customers in and around New York, along with secure data storage destruction services to customer nation-wide.  In addition to e-Steward Certification, the 4th Bin has attained ISO 14001 and R2 Certification, reinforcing the company’s commitment to responsible recycling and customer solutions.

“As we move companies into cloud-based solutions, they are reducing their on-premise technology footprints,” noted Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global.  “By offering a means for customers to recycle equipment and destroy sensitive data, we can help customers avoid near- and long-term liability issues.”

For businesses in New York City, The 4th Bin provides convenient pickup services.  The 4th Bin collects all types of electronics, including computers, printers, phone systems, storage arrays … anything that has a battery or plugs in.  Cumulus Global and The 4th Bin will processes data storage media for secure, verified destruction from anywhere in the continental United States.

About The 4th Bin

The 4th Bin is a leading provider of ethical electronic waste rescue and recycling solutions, serving both residences and commercial businesses with door-to-door pick-up of all electronics. With a commitment to the highest ethical standards in respect to e-waste recycling, The 4th Bin has created a simple and inexpensive way for consumers and companies to recycle or reuse their electronics, while working together to manage the NYC e-waste problem. By also delivering secure, on-site data destruction services and IT asset management and disposition, The 4th Bin is your complete e-waste partner.



Cumulus Global Partners with 4th Bin Partner for Integrated e-Waste Solutions

Boston, MA – January 25, 2011 – Cumulus Global and 4th Bin jointly announced a new partnership designed to offer businesses, non-profits, schools, and local governments fully integrated e-waste solutions.  Through the partnership, Cumulus Global will offer its cloud-bound customers discounted, ecologically sound, e-waste recycling services for their retiring hardware and electronics.  Cumulus Global will help 4th Bin clients avoid e-Waste hazards by helping them move to cloud computing solutions, such as Google Apps and online backup services.

“Many organizations hesitate to dispose of e-waste out of concern for the legal and ecological issues and the cost,” noted Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global.  “Partnering with 4th Bin lets us help our customers solve their e-waste dilemma.”
Based on New York City, 4th Bin provides door-to-door collection and recycling services in the metropolitan New York area and can arrange e-waste collection and recycling services throughout North America.

“4th Bin is committed to reducing e-waste throughout the technology life cycle,” added John Kirsch, Partner at 4th Bin.  “Our joint effort with Cumulus Global will help companies dispose of their current e-waste and avoid creating more in the future.”

As a cloud solutions provider, Cumulus Global does more than replace servers with cloud-based solutions.  A sound cloud computing strategy reduces the need for support servers, backup equipment, and networking gear.  Moving to cloud computing has a ripple effect that includes less equipment, reduced HVAC requirements, and reduced power consumption.

Cloud computing providers, like Google, are significantly more efficient than most in-house computer rooms and data centers.

About Cumulus Global
Cumulus Global ( helps small and mid-size businesses, non-profits, governments, and educational institutions thrive by delivering cloud computing solutions.  Serving clients from 1 to more than 1000 employees across numerous industries, we align technology with our clients’ goals, objectives, and bottom lines. We leverage our expertise, vendor relationships, and a diversified range of best-of-breed cloud services to create custom solutions with tangible value.

About 4th Bin
After seeing how much electronic waste (e-waste) is irresponsibly discarded, and knowing the City of New York will institute mandatory responsible disposal of e-waste, a team of IT professionals found a solution to this mounting problem and launched 4th Bin ( The company specializes in e-waste collection and recycling and is the only service in the city to do so.  Since the company began in fall of 2010, it has collected, recycled, or environmentally and ethically disposed of over 900,000lbs of e-waste from offices, schools, hospitals, factories, and residences in New York City. For the processing of e-waste, 4th Bin works exclusively with e-Stewards Certified recyclers ( who have been qualified as upholding the highest standard of environmental and social responsibility. The 4th Bin is the only company in New York City picking up electronic waste from local businesses and residents. The 4th Bin’s door-to-door e-waste recycling solution is convenient, simple and inexpensive. Dedicated to educating businesses and consumers about the hazards of electronic waste and providing a simple and inexpensive means of rescue and disposal, the 4th Bin believes in the reduce, reuse, recycle philosophy. Not only do we ethically and responsibly recycle or reuse all equipment we collect, the 4th Bin is also dedicated to giving back to our local community through partnerships and events.