IDC Awards G.R.A.D.E. Certification to Insight Enterprises, Inc.

FRAMINGHAM, MA – January 21, 2009 – IDC today recognized Insight Enterprises, Inc., as a recipient of IDC's Green Recycling and Asset Disposal for the Enterprise (G.R.A.D.E.) certification. Insight Enterprises, Inc. exceeded the minimum quantitative and qualitative criteria required for G.R.A.D.E. certification, valid for the year 2009.

IDC’s due diligence found that Insight Enterprises, Inc.’s own procedures meet the criteria required for a sound IT hardware disposition operation. Specifically, Insight Enterprises, Inc., has built a set of capabilities that include compliance-based offerings to benefit its customers, from data security to environmental risk avoidance measures. Operational continuity is provided through seamless removal of hardware, reverse logistics, and on-site asset handling. Similarly, the company’s re-marketing operation provides possibilities for revenue sharing, hence contributing to a reduction in enterprise cost of IT ownership. Finally, the company has also a good position as an IT lifecycle advisor, given its traditional core business of selling IT hardware, complemented with a service-oriented operation. Insight's G.R.A.D.E. certification is detailed in the IDC report, 2009 G.R.A.D.E. Certification Assessment: Insight Enterprises (Doc #216183).

"With the need to handle retired electronics and IT systems in cost effective and compliant manners, companies are looking for IT hardware disposal and recycling solutions that guarantee sustainability, cost control and environmental stewardship," said David Daoud, research manager, Personal Systems at IDC. "Insight Enterprises Inc., has clearly demonstrated its ability to be a viable and reliable vendor in the ITAD space given its practices and handling infrastructure."

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 ddaoud@idc.com.

For other non-research related question, please contact Jonathan Guloyan at 508-935-4296 or at jguloyan@idc.com

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