Jeffrey Ortega, Ph.D., Director of Research • ZPower
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans buy approximately three billion dry-cell batteries each year to power common household devices, including radios, toys, phones and computers. This volume creates nearly 180,000 tons of battery waste that is either recycled or ends up in landfills, where it can leach toxic chemicals into the ground and water supply. And while this number is staggering in and of itself, we live in a battery-powered world, and our need is only growing. MORE
Phil Aldag, Marketing Manager, Vertiv Services
The information technology (IT) landscape continues to change, due in large part to the Internet of Things (IoT) wave, the ever-growing environment in which objects have the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human interaction. According to Gartner predictions, there will be approximately 25 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, and Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecasts mobile data traffic will grow seven-fold from 2016 to 2021.