RL Magazine
Edition 45
Read the Press
by Reverse Logistics Association

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Sweden to import 800,000 tons of Norwegian trash per year
Stockholm, Sweden--19 November 2012--Sweden has found itself faced with a problem unique in the Western world: its citizens produce too little trash. Full Article

Microsoft Recycles Waste to Provide Clean Power for Data Center R&D
19 November 2012-Microsoft is excited to announce its research and development of the first zero carbon data center - called the Data Plant - that will be completely independent of the grid and will recycle common waste bi-products to sustainably power cloud services. Microsoft has been committed to developing more efficient and sustainable data center infrastructures that support our customers' growing demand for online services since 1994. With this Data Plant pilot project, we are taking another step in that important journey, while also working to address some of the global challenges facing us all regarding energy, waste, and water resources today. Full Article

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Meraki
San Jose, CA--18 November 2012--Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately held Meraki Inc., a leader in cloud networking. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in New York, London and Mexico, Meraki offers midmarket customers easy-to-deploy on-premise networking solutions that can be centrally managed from the cloud. Full Article

Dell Acquires Gale Technologies, a Leading Provider of Infrastructure Automation Solutions
Round Rock, TX--16 November 2012--Dell today announced the acquisition of Gale Technologies, a leading provider of infrastructure automation software that allows organizations to streamline the deployment of on-premise and hybrid clouds for self-service access to infrastructure. Dell also announced the formation of its Enterprise Systems & Solutions organization focused on the delivery of converged and enterprise workload topologies and solutions in alignment with Dell’s Enterprise vision. Full Article

Avnet, Inc. Reaches Programming Services Milestone
Phoenix, AZ--14 November 2012--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) a leading global technology distributor, today announced that the Avnet Logistics Programming Operations team processed more than 330,000,000 electronic components during its 2012 fiscal year. Reaching this milestone further positions the company as the technology distribution leader in programming services. Avnet provides complete device programming, testing and device security services through its ten programming facilities in Arizona, Brazil, California, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Hampshire, Shanghai and Singapore. Full Article

Spur Growth through Flawless Fulfillment with New Motorola Solutions’ Warehouse Innovations
Schaumburg, IL--13 November 2012--Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, today introduced new rugged enterprise mobile computing solutions that help warehouse and distribution center workers automate and streamline processes, better manage risk, and provide their businesses the flexibility required to respond to changing customer demands. The recent acquisition of Psion PLC and its ruggedized handheld products and vehicle-mount terminals will further strengthen Motorola’s enterprise mobile computing portfolio with solutions for warehousing, cold chain, ports, yards and specialized modular applications. Full Article

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