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Zycko unveils unified strategy for WEEE compliance

VARs to benefit from new service

15th January 2007 - Zycko, a value-added distributor of convergent storage and IP solutions, has created a multilayered Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliancy service combining data eradication and end-of-life IT hardware disposal services.

Zycko Pro Asset Management is an innovative branded service from Zycko, which corresponds with the implementation of the WEEE directive into UK law earlier this month.

Pro Asset Management enables Zycko’s VARs to both dispose of businesses’ IT hardware and offer additional services to destroy any data held on redundant storage devices, therefore eradicating the possibility that a businesses’ data can be compromised once a storage device is thrown away.

David Galton-Fenzi, group sales director at Zycko, said Pro Asset Management is an all-in-one WEEE compliancy service from Zycko, which enables its VARs to offer a wider range of WEEE services and to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

“There are already businesses offering disposal of IT hardware, according to the rules of the WEEE directive,” he said. “However, we are one of the first distributors to provide resellers with the opportunity to expand their WEEE services by also offering to ensure the total eradication of data.”

By supplying a data destruction service, in addition to WEEE hardware disposal, Zycko’s VARs can provide businesses’ with complete piece of mind that any data unwittingly left on a redundant hard drive is removed.

Zycko’s resellers will be able to offer their customers a number of options to ensure complete data destruction, such as a degausing technique that uses powerful magnets to eliminate all magnetic properties from a hard drive.

“Zycko is committed to reducing the levels of IT hardware incorrectly disposed of in the UK each year and to reducing their resulting impact on the environment,” added Galton-Fenzi. “This service will also enable resellers to cross-sell a standard WEEE service and generate additional margins for their business.”

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James Sherwood
PR Officer
+44(0)1285 868 516
+44(0)7780 714 827

About Zycko

Zycko is a value-added distributor of convergent storage and IP solutions, providing best-in-class IT infrastructure solutions that range from corporate networks to open-system storage architectures and voice and video communications – distributed through a channel of resellers, systems integrators and service providers.

Zycko is privately held and has been profitable since inception in 2000, when the company’s original charter was to market data networking accessories to resellers as a wholesale distributor. Zycko now employs over 190 staff, serving over 3000 resellers around the world from six offices on three continents. The company enjoys an annual turnover of more than $120m.

Zycko’s provision of cost-effective IT products and logistics management is supported by vital industry services such as technical support, custom configuration, training and marketing support. These combined factors make Zycko the channel partner of choice.

Zycko’s strategic partner base includes world-class companies including: Avago, Asigra, CommVault, Diligent, Edgewater, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei, Intransa, Isilon, MGE, NeoScale, ONStor, Polycom, QLogic, Riverbed, StoreAge and Storewiz.

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Zycko Ltd
The Mallards
South Cerney