Thanks for Attending!
Thank you for attending Cascade’s Open House in Plainfield on November 15, 2007. We appreciate your interest in our company and your willingness to share ideas and thoughts to help everyone improve in their ability to perform IT asset retirement at their organizations. We are excited about our presence in the Indianapolis market and our work with community groups to build responsible computer and electronic retirement solutions in the area. I look forward to working with you more in the future. Let me or anyone else from the Cascade team know what we can do to help you.
CEO and founder
Cascade Asset Management
About the Presenters & Panelists:
Julie Goldsberry (Alverno Information Services, the IT division of Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Inc.)
Headquarters: Beech Grove, IN; Facilities: Statewide
Julie is currently the Contract Administrator for Alverno Information Services, the IT division of Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Inc. She is responsible for all aspects of contract development and negotiation as well as vendor relationship management for Alverno. Ms. Goldsberry has worked for Alverno on and off since 1987 (previously as the controller) - with some time off in the middle to stay home with her 2 kids (now ages 16 and 19). Julie is also a CPA and worked for Price Waterhouse prior to joining Alverno. Sisters of St. Francis has been working with Cascade for their IT Asset Retirement needs since early 2006. They started looking at IT asset retirement about a year before that.
Julie Rhodes (JLR Consulting) - Moderator
Julie L. Rhodes is an independent consultant specializing in solid waste, reuse, recycling and environmental stewardship. Currently, she is working on water quality education for the City of Indianapolis, and most recently led the Indiana Recycling Coalition’s e.Scrap Program, a four year, statewide effort to develop an infrastructure, network and strategy for managing electronics.
Bobbi Binggeli (Humana)
Headquarters: Louisville, KY; Facilities: Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky
Bobbi Binggeli has been with Humana for 3 years. Her responsibilities include monitoring the fixed IT assets, WAN and LAN server management, inventory of IT equipment, and IT purchasing. Humana is one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies with headquarters in Louisville and extensive operations in Cincinnati, OH and Green Bay, WI.
Scott Cunningham (Crossroads Business Solutions, LLC)
Headquarters: Noblesville, IN
Prior to founding Crossroads Business Solutions, LLC, Mr. Cunningham spent 9 years in Boston, 7 with the META Group, a leading IT advisory and consulting firm that helped companies achieve a positive ROI on their investments in information technology. Scott’s extensive business experience includes business process analysis and redesign, IT vendor selection and project management, with a focus on information technology and calculating IT’s true costs and true value to the business. In his current role, Scott is responsible for the sales and marketing of Crossroads Business Solutions, LLC outsourced IT services; including IT management, installation, and support services to Indiana businesses.
Links to additional resources:
- Pictures from the Event
- Presentation by Julie Goldsberry, Alverno Information Services, the IT division of Sisters of St Francis Health Services, Inc.
- Presentation by Neil Peters-Michaud, CEO of Cascade Asset Management
- The Original White Paper, “Don’t Settle for Less,” published May 8, 2007
External Research Papers:
- How Fast Do Personal Computers Depreciate? Concepts and News Estimates, Federal Reserve, May 12, 2004.
- Aberdeen Group, Executive Whitepaper, November, 2003
- Why Do Computers Depreciate? University of Michigan, UC San Diego. First published in 2002 with the latest revision on March 27, 2006
Relevant News Stories:
- Find Value In Your Used Equipment, Processor, July 7, 2007
- Where Do Computers Go When They Die?, New York Times, March 12, 1998 (find DEC representative quote here).
- Blog on IT Asset Retirement – read my comments and add to the discussion.
Used Computer Price Evaluation Tools: