SOURCE: Market News First

May 25, 2007 11:41 ET

IBM Global Asset Recovery Services Director of Worldwide Brand Sales, John Richards, to Be Interviewed Live on MN1, on Friday, May 25, at 1:30 PM ET

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 25, 2007 -- Market News First, a leading provider of online market news, announced today that John Richards, Director of Worldwide Brand Sales, IBM Global Asset Recovery Services (NYSE: IBM), will be featured in an exclusive live interview to be broadcast on Market News First ( on Friday, May 25, 2007, at 1:30 PM Eastern Time.

Mr. Richards will discuss IBM's computer disposal and recycling efforts, and will examine the risks associated with improper disposal of old computers including data compromise and environmental risks. He will also provide steps that businesses can take to properly dispose of their old computers and IT gear and explain how this can benefit consumers, businesses, and the environment. Richards will also tell viewers about steps IBM is taking to ensure that computers are now being manufactured to be more environmentally friendly.

About IBM

IBM, the largest innovation company in the world, is also one of the world's largest computer renewal, reuse, refurbishing, and recycling organizations, with asset recovery sites in scores of cities worldwide. Because of IBM's leadership as an IT equipment manufacturer, the company has also developed expertise as a leading equipment de-manufacturer to help protect the environment, finding uses for 93.22 percent of the IT equipment taken in while returning only 0.78 percent to landfill. IBM is raising awareness about the potential environmental and data security risks of improper computer disposal and is alerting companies about the value that can be unlocked to fund their future innovation when they cash in their used equipment. For more information about IBM Global Asset Recovery Solutions, visit


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