The hidden cost of scarce raw materials, like gold

From everyday items such as phones and jewellery, to astronauts’ visors and the equipment the network industry uses, gold is vital to modern day economies. But sourcing this raw material does not come without a cost.

Black markets still fuel a large part of the global gold consumption. Methods used to extract gold can cause health issues and severe environmental hazards (1).

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The sustainability toolbox is growing!

A growing number of companies want to make their business model more sustainable. That is a great development and we see more and more companies adapting and working towards that. But apart from the obvious how do you know what is best to do? How do you know what the actual impact is? Because in the end it is about traceable actions and insights and less about a statement on a page. 

Luckily all around the industry tools are beginning to pop up. Below we list a few of those tools that might give you the bit of guidance you are looking for.

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JANUARY 2022 – ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Doesn’t everyone like to start off the new year better than the previous one? You know what we are talking about? Almost all of us have them.. Stop smoking, going to the gym, start recycling, loose some weight, pick up that one special project… That’s right: New Years resolutions!

January traditionally is filled with them, that is why we are focussing this month on sustainability and being a bit nicer to this big green and blue globe we live on.

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Our brand new webshop is LIVE : 4YOURNETWORK

Important news: We’re not changing our name this time…

but we kind of are!

Two and a half years ago we changed our name to EmXcore which we all know and love today. But things are about to get shaken up again! As a company and as individuals, we are always looking to make improvements to ensure that you can get the best possible service and products.

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Now offering additional services!

Physically moving servers and network gear, closing buildings, traveling and opening new locations is more complicated in the COVID-19 world. Luckily a lot can be done remotely but not every job can be done from a distance.. Many of our customers were not able to install and travel to their data centers to install or upgrade their network equipment during the pandemic.

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Summer Giveaway!

The outbreak of Covid-19 makes this summer a little bit different then usual. Travelling might be harder or even restricted, there are no big music festivals and going places just isn’t the same.

We came up with something to make this summer a little bit more fun. In July and August we are giving away four Bang & Olufsen H9 3rd generation Noise cancelling Hi-Fi headphones!

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Bandwidth VS Covid-19

We are living in strange times, suddenly a large part of the world’s population is staying at home. Social distancing, quarantine or even complete lockdowns are the measurements taken all over the world due to the outbreak of Covid-19. 

Now, more than ever, the internet has become a crucial part of our lives to make sure we can continue as much of our day-to-day life as possible. 

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AfricaCom 2019

On 12,13 and 14 November we hosted a stand at AfricaCom in Capetown, South Africa. Three energetic, fun days filled with meeting interesting people, catching up with excisting customers and handing out (and eating) delicious Icecream. It was an absolute pleasure to share our stand with SIMS recycling solutions. Jelle Slenters (SIMS recycling solutions) wrote an interesting blog about his takeaway from AfricaCom.

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5G versus Wi-Fi 6

Everyone has heard about 5G, but is all this fuzz more then just a hype? And what about the much lesser known WI-FI 6?  One thing we know for sure is that these new wireless standards are expected to revolutionize IoT, with low power requirements, blazing speeds, and high bandwidth. And that is important because experts predict nearly 31 billion IoT devices around the world by 2020. 

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