Blancco and IQ Reseller Join Forces to Simplify Processes in Data Erasure and IT Asset Disposal


JOENSUU, Finland, April 12, 2011 - Certified and Secure Data Erasure From Blancco Complements IQ Reseller's Unique ERP Offering

Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with U.S.-based IQ reseller, a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software designed for IT asset disposal (ITAD) specialists, resellers and recyclers. By integrating with Blancco's data erasure software, the IQ reseller ERP system obtains hardware details needed for re-marketing computer and other hard drives, while securely erasing all information to eliminate the potential risk of data breaches and fines.

Both Kim Vaisanen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco, and Bill Blegen, President of IQ reseller, believe the complementary nature of Blancco and IQ reseller software supports the niche market of IT resale and refurbishment with out-of-the-box efficiencies that are unrivaled in the industry.

"As developer of the world's most certified data erasure solutions, we are excited to join forces with IQ reseller in bringing Blancco's proven technology to an expanded group of recyclers and ITADs worldwide," said Kim Vaisanen, CEO of Blancco. "This relationship ensures Blancco's software shares essential information for the hardware sales process with the IQ reseller system in an easy-to-use, searchable format, while also creating erasure reports for customers who entrust resellers with secure
end-of-lifecycle processes as part of IT asset management policy."

The IQ reseller ERP system works with Blancco Management Console, an online solution for handling all aspects of IT asset disposal within a WAN/LAN, including hardware IT asset management and data erasure reporting. The console integrates with the IQ reseller system to support user creation of default attribute templates for a wide range of IT assets, ranging from notebooks and rack mount servers to blade servers and smartphones. Each serialized IT asset is populated with up to 20 of the most critical
attributes for maximizing remarketing value in online auction sites like eBay, or in the seller Ecommerce storefronts. IQ reseller's detailed attribute inventory can be linked to Ecommerce stores to provide buyers the ability to search and purchase IT assets not simply by category or manufacturer, but also by attributes such as processor type and speed, memory type and speed, disk capacity, screen size, video card type, operating system or any other attribute of interest to potential buyers.

In addition, Blancco Management Console provides resellers and recyclers with comprehensive erasure reports they can send customers as proof of data removal for compliance with a growing number of data protection regulations.

"Our relationship with Blancco is a natural fit, as we serve the IT hardware reseller or recycler with technology specifically designed to expedite processing and remarketing of IT assets while maximizing profitability," said Bill Blegen, President of IQ reseller. "Integrating IQ reseller and Blancco functionality will save a tremendous amount of work for resellers who need such relevant data for their sales processes and to provide customers secure services. In addition, those recyclers who
previously sold goods by the pallet and pound to other IT resellers on a wholesale basis will now have the capability to dramatically increase margins by selling directly to end user customers."

As the world's most certified data erasure software, Blancco's data erasure solutions adhere to all major government and military erasure standards for overwriting data on hard drives. Blancco software removes all data - even on hidden and remapped sectors - while providing a detailed, auditable erasure report for proof of compliance. From computers and servers to smartphones, netbooks and mass storage devices, Blancco solutions deliver advanced data erasure technology to the widest range of hardware in the industry.

About Blancco
Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defence. The company's products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world. Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. More information is available at www.blancco.com.

About IQ reseller
IQ reseller provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) software specifically designed for IT resellers and recyclerswho sell, service and maintain the global IT infrastructure, including IT asset disposal (ITAD) professionals. Developed to replace generic accounting software and mid-market applications, IQ reseller software contains critical features and technology unavailable in other products that work to provide the most accurate serialized inventory system available. Comprised of modules for
management and analysis of inventory, shipments, customer relationships, e-purchasing, data erasure, and key performance indicators, IQ reseller helps decrease costs, improve customer service levels, and increase revenue for more than 1400 ITADs, resellers and recyclers 7 worldwide. It is tightly integrated with PowerSource Online, BrokerBin, ChannelOnline, UPS, FedEx, and USPS. More information is available at www.IQreseller.com.

Source: Blancco Oy Ltd.

Media Contact: Monica Shaw, +1-770-367-9534, mshaw@carabinerpr.com; Blancco Oy Ltd, Kim Vaisanen, CEO and Co-Founder, +358-50-585-2885, kim.vaisanen@blancco.com; IQ reseller, Bill Blegen, President of IQ reseller, +1-612-384-8364, bill.blegen@iqreseller.com

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