The Methodist Church, Raub, Pahang runs a hostel for Orang Asli children. The hostel has a capacity of 80, but currently, there are 14 Secondary school going children. Due to lack of financial resources, the Methodist church has reached out to Rentwise to donate computers for the children’s use. Computer savviness will prepare the children to bridge the digital gap and arm themselves for a brighter future.

Rentwise Sdn Bhd is a provider of Green IT Infrastructure services. Its Remanufacturing 16 step process reduces CO2 by over 80% thus ensuring sustainability and a greener environment. As part of our CSR initiatives, Rentwise donated 10 computers towards this programme. Its belief that every children is to be educated and to be better equipped in IT to ready themselves towards the digital era.

Sapphire Kidz Sdn Bhd, established in 2017 caters to young children (ages 3 – 14 years old) with special needs ranging from Moderate Learning Difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, ADHD and Early Learning Difficulties among others.

A small centre, managed by 5 specialised staff, assist about 14 children in their individual disability. The programmes conducted are carefully structured, personalised and tailor made to meet every individual’s needs as no 2 disabilities are the same. It is important to have a stimulating environment where the child is coaxed to participate in the activities that are organised to develop their individual senses. Emphasis is given to improving fine and gross motor skills, social and emotional development, self help skills, just to name a few.

The belief that every child has a right to education and to live a meaningful and purposeful life spurs Sapphire Kidz to help these children to discover and develop their individual strengths and resourcefulness at the best of their ability.

Rentwise’s CSR initiatives began some 11years ago and till to-date maintains the commitment to assist via our sponsoring of computers especially to schools and NGOs’ in need.

Upon their request, Rentwise came forward to assist Sapphire Kidz with 2 refurbished desktops on 13th September, 2019. Fun but educational programmes are shown to help the children especially those with motor and sensory issues which is vital to their development and also for the children to familiarise themselves with a computer. The pictures speaks for itself…

What might you get when a trusted partner in Green IT Infrastructure Services and one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates come together for good? Safe and healthy tech-savvy kids!

In this collaboration between Rentwise and the Sunway Group, two industry players gave back to the community, sponsoring 40 remanufactured PCs worth almost RM52,000 to SJK(T)Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, Klang. Come 2020, the school will be celebrating its 100th year platinum jubilee.

A CSR initiative should be aimed at making an impact. Speak to the school kids and you can expect to find that they’ve benefited greatly.

Working to ensure that children have safer, more sustainable and more efficient means of access to technology is a responsibility that Rentwise and the Sunway Group have taken in their stride. In fact, this marks their 5th CSR partnership in the past 2 years.

The manufacturing of standard PCs involves the use of carbon materials. While it exhaust irreplaceable natural resources, the CO2 emissions hampers sustainability in the long run. These emissions greatly impact the environment and contributes to global warming thus affecting the future generations.

Rentwise is certified and experienced in the remanufacturing of computers over the last 18 years. Through the use of remanufactured computers,CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced by over 80%, thus helping the environment while educating schoolchildren the benefits from reusing.

Being one of  Malaysia’s leading green IT infrastructure service provider, Rentwise is committed to engaging with the latest industries’ movers and shakers to enhance and to keep pace with the ever changing landscape. We are proud to have participated and be a part of the three conferences in June 2019 titled Federation of Manufacturer Malaysia ICT Conference, SME CEO Forum, and Green Build Conference.

Microsoft has been a part of our daily lives for more than 3 decades now. The Microsoft Corporation introduced the first operating system (OS), Windows 1.0 in November 1985 and the company flourished from then on with many different versions and updates of Windows with many consumers choosing their software and operating system.

Early this year, Microsoft announced they would no longer be supporting Windows 7 and its security. According to analytics company Net Applications, Windows 7, which was introduced in 2009, is still installed on 42.8% of PCs worldwide. Unfortunately, Microsoft has ended the mainstream support for the operating system (Win7) since 2015, but still offers extended support until January 14, 2020.

As announced by the software giant, Microsoft will cease to provide security updates or support for PCs running on Windows 7. However, the OS would still be able to be installed and operate even after Microsoft ends the support; you will just not receive any security, software or feature updates. To avoid security risks and viruses, Microsoft recommends users to consider upgrading to its flagship, Windows 10. Though users can get ‘extended security support’ after the period, it will set them back as much as RM830 per PC, per year, and it only applies for business users.

It has come to no surprise that there is a large tranche of users who are refusing to make the move from Windows 7 mainly due to systems freezing, refusing to install present USB drives, including dramatic performance impacts on essential software. As reported by TechRadar, the number of people using Windows 7 remained pretty static month on month. The study shows Windows 10 enjoyed a 44.1% share of the overall operating system market in April while Windows 7 still accounted for 36.43%. That figure hadn’t moved much from 36.9% in December 2018.

The cost of maintaining a PC that’s older than four years is the same as getting a new machine. A study by Techaisle, a leading global Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMB) IT market research and analyst organization, shows that PCs older than four years are 2.7 times more likely to undergo repairs resulting in loss of productivity. Many SMBs rely heavily on their PCs for day-to-day tasks. However, 7 out of 10 SMBs surveyed have PCs older than four years that significantly increases maintenance cost. The material impact by inactions, i.e. preserving an obsolete OS in your organization led to WannaCry ransomware invading Windows XP in 2017, causing billions in losses and crippled organizations.

However, existing PCs running on Windows 7 can be upgraded to Windows 10, provided they meet the minimum requirements set by Microsoft such as having at least a 1GHz processor. Windows 10 Home is listed for RM919 and Pro for RM1,299 on Microsoft’s website.

Beyond taking a conservative approach, we are able to help business stakeholders alleviate concerns over the end of support for Windows 7 as all retired PCs that go through the remanufacturing process in Rentwise are equipped with Windows 10 Pro operating system. Talk to us to find out the many cost-effective options we have in addressing this unavoidable migration. As the leading provider of Green IT Infrastructure Services with 18 years of experience, we deliver products and services with a valued difference whilst protecting our environment.

Green information technology, also known as Green IT, is the practice of environmentally sustainable computing. The concept of Green IT emerged in 1992 when the U.S Environmental Protection Agency launched Energy Star, a labeling program that helps people and organizations save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by identifying factories, office equipment, home appliances and electronics that have superior energy efficiency.

United Nations University (UNU) reported that out of the 50 million tonnes of e-waste generated globally, only about 20% is recycled properly, meaning an astounding 80% either end up incinerated or in landfills and rivers. It pollutes the land, water and air, resulting in serious health hazards as witnessed in Africa continent countries.

While recycling is an option, it is not the absolute solution to e-waste. To diminish e-waste, we must first reduce and reuse, that is the reason why those two come before ‘recycle’. Most businesses these days operate with information technology (IT) and many of them are beginning to consider going Green as they realize that sustainable practice is beneficial in many ways.

Adopting Green IT can, most importantly, help your company save money. Regular PC power management software can cut energy cost up to 6 to 7-figures annual savings for large companies. This can mean a 5 to 15% reduction in overall, company-wide energy consumption. Not to mention, replacing office equipment can be time and cost-intensive. That is why making your existing equipment more energy-efficient is the best choice for your company and it is a fast and easy process too!

Manufacturing just one desktop computer and monitor takes roughly 530lb (240kg) of fossil fuel, 48lb (21.8kg) of chemicals, and 1.5 tonnes of water. In every 15 PCs, carbon dioxide (CO2) of a mid-sized car is being emitted each year. What’s more, the average PC consumes 588 kWh of electricity per year and wastes almost 400 kWh running at full-power when not in use. Putting a computer in sleep mode during inactive times can cut energy use on average 60 to 70% and up to 90% in aggressive scenarios.

As individuals, employees would feel a deep sense of pride working in an organization that does their part for the environment. They will feel proud that they’re helping to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and becoming a cost-saving and sustainability hero!

Practicing Green IT isn’t difficult. Everyone can start by simple steps like switching off unused equipment, turning off the computer or putting it in standby mode. Better still, switch to remanufactured PCs where used computers are transformed to “as new” condition with matching warranty. The fact is, up to 85% of carbon footprint is produced during the manufacturing process, as reported by University of Michigan. This is reiterated by Ernst & Young that up to 225kg of carbon is reduced when a computer is remanufactured.

Rentwise has been practicing Green IT for over 18 years supporting our clients in their IT asset lifecycle management, freeing them from non-core tasks and allowing them to focus on value-creation activities for their business. With Rentwise, you can be assured of preserving mother earth for our future generation and yield profitable returns in the process.

Why remanufacturing? IT equipment represents an alarmingly high amount of carbon footprint – 350kg for a laptop, 600kg for a desktop, and 6,360kg for a rack server. To put into perspective, 15 laptops produce carbon emission as much as a mid-sized car. What’s more shocking is that almost 70% of the laptops that were disposed of every day can still be reused. Many people think that the circular economy is just another way to describe recycling, but that isn’t the reality, it is much more than just recycling. Remanufactured equipment impacts the environment positively and helps reduce carbon footprint as it does not need to go through the entire manufacturing process again.

What is remanufacturing? Remanufacturing is a standardized industrial process where cores are returned to same-as-new, or better, condition and performance. It should not be confused with refurbishing which only repairs parts where needed to restore full functionality hence usability and performance are lackluster.

What about performance? The perception that latest would be greatest gives a false sense of assurance for technology users to keep driving IT equipment refreshes, despite knowing the devastating environmental and climate impact caused by these growing e-wastes. However, according to a study by Cranfield University (UK), remanufactured computers perform at 93% – 97% of the performance of brand new computers.

The study compared the performance of new and remanufactured laptops in order to discover the real differences from a standard office user’s perspective, using industry standard PC benchmarking tool with comprehensive, verifiable office application benchmark that utilizes popular office productivity software, simulating workloads representative of the modern day office user.

Is 3% worth it?

Remanufactured PCs perform near equal to brand new PCs, some even perform better than new laptops and PCs.

From the wide-array tests, it evidently proves that remanufactured PCs is a prudent choice for office users as it is significantly lower in price compared to new PCs with insignificant variance in performance. Ensuring a right-fit methodology instead of blindly chasing after the latest and greatest, and most importantly, infuse the sustainability factor in each decision-making would represent a best practice for any wise organizations.

On top of that all, mining operations to manufacture new computers damage land, use up huge amounts of energy and lead to pollution in the air, soil and water systems. Once the laptop or computer is no longer deemed “new enough” it is likely to be disposed of in third world countries where e-waste continues to inflict further harm on people and mother earth. Remanufacturing is an outcome of circular economy, which is aligned to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for responsible consumption and production that looks at all options across the supply chain to use as few resources as possible, keeping IT infrastructure operating for as long as possible, extracting maximum value from them.

Similarly, ethical disposal of PCs and laptops when no longer in ‘new’ condition, ensuring whether could it be repurposed before the eventual recycle is a big step toward a greener tomorrow, and it’s better than just disposing of equipment without care.

We at Rentwise believe that you don’t have to damage our environment to operate or grow a business. We encourage business owners and organizations to join us in preserving mother earth for our future generation by adopting this holistic practice. Remanufactured business grade computers supplied by Rentwise looks like new, works like new and is given up to 3-year warranty which is comparable with brand new business-grade equipment in the market. Only robust and durable business-grade equipment are remanufactured which qualify unsurpassed military grade (MIL-STD810G), meaning they are able to withstand dust, temperature, water, drop, and shock tests.

*Disclaimer: The above statistic is purely based on research by Cranfield University and does not reflect the actual brand.

The planet Earth is with finite natural resources. With the accelerating pace of our technology development, the traditional linear economy practice of take, make, use and dispose shall inevitably exhaust these irreplaceable resources rapidly, leaving our next generations with drastic after-effects. Climate changes, global warming, and depletion of rare earth or virgin materials, among others.

The circular economy is a model of responsible production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, remanufacturing and recycling existing materials and products for as long as possible. Circular economy does not only apply to laptops, computers and other electrical appliances, it also applies to almost everything we use on a daily basis.

The high demand economy we have now operate as if we could source virgin materials forever, this creates business risks among all the other risks, as virgin materials become increasingly difficult and expensive to source which results in companies being struck with material shortages, in turn, pushing up material prices and threatening continuity of operations and margins. What’s more, our ability to produce economic growth is being challenged.

In order to help liberate their supply chains from sourcing instability, more and more companies are pursuing alternative approaches that decouple economic growth from resource constraints. Some are even taking a step further than recycling to turn waste into a resource managing them throughout their entire lifecycles, in other words, “circular economy” is a way of “designing out” waste.

The circular economy is a departure from the traditional, linear economic model, it is not about recycling in a better way at the end of the pipe, it’s about rethinking product service solutions in a way that allow the value to be captured through remanufacturing and reuse. When a product reaches the end of its life, its materials are kept within the economy wherever possible.

In light of the severe climate changes impacting planet Earth, major global enterprises have begun accelerating their respective efforts, further propelled by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for responsible consumption and production. The Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) sees the circular economy as a means to prevent depletion of the earth’s natural resources beyond itself. Intel, on the other hand, has set a goal to recycle 90% of its non-hazardous waste. Since 2008, Intel recycled 75% of total waste generated from its operations. Fashion retailer H&M aims to use 100% recycled or sustainably sourced materials by 2030 and to eliminated hazardous chemicals at the beginning of the process.

Electronics giant Dell has set a goal to use 100 million pounds of recycled-content plastic and other sustainable materials in its products by 2020. Meanwhile, Apple is aiming to use 100% recycled materials to make its iPhones, MacBooks and other electronic products in the future. The tech company has also launched the Apple GiveBack programme to make it easier for customers to recycle end-of-life products.

Rentwise has been practicing circular economy for more than 17 years, remanufacturing and leasing IT infrastructure that has been retired. Providing clients with products and services with a valued difference while protecting the environment, this has been the value system within our DNA.

Rentwise is always looking for organizations to collaborate in their circular economy journey to preserve the earth’s environment for a better future, while positively impacting their operational efficiencies.

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Pertubuhan Kebajikan Cahaya Hidup is the brainchild of Pastor Subra. Situated on the 1st and 2nd Floor of a shop house in Taman Bendehara, Kuala Selangor, Pastor Subra has been operating this “tuition centre” since 2010 for about 70 under-privileged school children ranging from Std. 1 to Form 5. Also included are non-school going children –those pending receipts of their ICs. Coming from the surrounding rubber estates, many children are from the bottom B-40 group. Free tuition classes are carried out 3 times a week by volunteer teachers. Their vision is to ensure that these children are given equal opportunity to be educated despite of their circumstances and to equip them with a base to improve their lives. The centre even organises a free pick-up of the children from their homes due to the lack of public transport as well as for security reasons.

The centre which is supported by the public generosity also comes to the aid of the marginalised and poor families regardless of their ethnicity in the surrounding areas through food such as rice, canned foods etc and clothes donations. These funds are also obtained through the help of well wishes and public donations. For the past 15 years, it has been a yearly affair, where every school going child, not only from the centre but also from the surrounding area, receives 1 set of school uniform.

Been a strong advocate in education, Rentwise in another collaboration with Sunway Education Group, came forward to donate 5 desktop sets to fulfil the needs of these children. This opportunity to be IT literate empowers the children and open doors to a better way of life.