As a market leader in the remarketed IT hardware industry, Vibrant is fortunate to be tapped as a source of information by the mainstream media and popular press.
CEO Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson is a dynamic, respected female entrepreneur in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area running a handful of successful Minnesota-based companies.
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Vibrant Joins ReUSE Minnesota
ReUseMN.org: Vibrant Technologies has joined ReUSE Minnesota, a new local non-profit trade association which is focused on bringing visibility to the reuse, rental and repair sector. As an organizational member, we look forward to participating and promoting our shared values.
New C.O.O. at Vibrant Technologies
Linkedin: Bill Urick: Bill Urick joins the leadership team at Vibrant Technologies as Chief Operating Officer. For the past 6 years, Bill has served as the CFO of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, Minnesota’s largest non-bank financial institution.
Vibrant sponsors 2013 Autism 5K
Autism 5K: Vibrant Technologies will be supporting the Autism 5K in Minneapolis, MN for a 5th straight year, helping raise funds for autism research and local families affected.
Warehouse, Office expansion
Vibrant: Now totaling 50,000 square feet, Vibrant Technologies expands into the remainder of our building, adding a new lab, training center and space for our growing staff and our massive inventory of over 100,000 Servers and SKUs.
Clearing out the Clutter
Processor: “Donovan also says that in many cases, a remarketer will actually pay you for the right to recover… your excess equipment… ‘Be sure to assess whether or not your equipment has resale value before paying to have it taken away.’ ”
Decide whether to Buy New or Used
Processor: “Equipment is actually available within six months if not sooner [after its first use and] over half of our end-user business is accredited to Fortune 500 IT buyers”
7 Overlooked Ways to Cut IT Costs
Infoworld / CIO.com: “Whether you call it used or previously owned, small and large companies alike are suddenly considering buying refurbished equipment rather than brand-new.”
16 Ways IT Can do with Less
Infoworld: “Capital budgets are tighter than ever, so that total overhaul of your datacenter may have to wait. But you can still boost capacity on a budget by going with refurbished or used equipment.”
Tight Economy Renews Interest in Used IT
Channel Insider: “It’s a good opportunity for buyers now. Prices are lower than they have been since the dot-com implosion with a lot of up-to-date equipment.”
A Network Tune Up for Tough Times
Inc. Magazine: “…by buying used, companies can save 50-80 percent on quality parts.”
Used IT Equipment for Cheap
CNN Money: “Increasing her stockpile of goods from $3.5 million to $4.5 million leaves Larson prepared for the crush of IT brokers and other firms looking for refurbished units to outfit their offices at a discount.”
VOIP Insider Interview
VOIP Insider: Interview with Vibrant’s CEO, Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson as part of VOIP Insider’s blog series on Women in VOIP and IT. Interview conducted by Nicole Schuman.
Finding a Reliable Used Equipment Dealer
Processor: “Delivery charges are typically nominal compared with the savings and expertise you can find outside of your locality. Only a fraction of our clients are within state borders, yet we’re only a phone call or instant message away from our national and international clients.’”
Mainframe sold on eBay
Computerworld: “The resale industry surged during a recession in the early 1990s, and then again during the dot-com bust earlier this decade, Donovan noted. Now, he said, resellers again ‘are looking forward to IT managers thinking about how they can stretch their IT dollars.’”
YouTube for Business
Pioneer Press: “‘For example, Vibrant, the Minnetonka tech company, also uses YouTube to show customers the hardware they can buy…’”
Prep Equipment for Exit
Processor Magazine: “‘The last thing a data center manager wants is their old equipment headlining the nightly news for having turned up in a local lake or river because they chose the fast and cheap option,’ says Corey Donovan, vice president, Vibrant Technologies”
Clean up Your Act
Entrepreneur Magazine: “‘As a whole, people are pretty uneducated on the magnitude of what these products do to people and the environment,’ says Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson, 35, founder and CEO of Vibrant Technologies, which resells refurbished equipment and donates unwanted equipment to charitable organizations. Recycling is Vibrant’s disposal method of last resort.”
Out of Adversity, an Opportunity
The New York Times: “… but Ms. VanDerHorst-larson, 35, had a resource for fighting back that many parents do not: She was an entreprenuer.”
Best Places to Work – Twin Cities
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal: “Vibrant Technologies is named one of the Twin Cities Best Places to Work in the Small Business Category (100 employees and under).
A Green Thumbs-Up for Vibrant Technologies .
ZDNet.com: “… (the) company’s main refurbishing tasks center on extending the life of servers — either by making use of excess inventory or by taking systems out of service and finding new uses for them.”
Vibrant CEO, Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson, recognized as one of Twin Cities’ “40 Under Forty”.
Biz Journal, Blog Post: “The write-up was spot on in describing Jennifer’s entrepreneurial spirit and detailed how she has started and continues to run two tech companies as well as Holland Center for children with Autism.”
NetworkWorld community features Vibrant VP as one of Cisco market’s “Good Guys”.
via Brad Reese’s Blog: “It is a sincere privilege to have Corey Donovan as both a contributor and a blogger to the Network World Cisco Subnet….”
Vibrant weblog post featured in Minneapolis Star Tribune.
article “Erick (Hudson) Jensen, who recently compiled a “fun, geeky article” on the top 10 computer servers in the movies for the IT company’s blog. It’s a nifty list…”
Case Study finds Vibrant Technologies focused on quality, growth and customer service.
via Tradeloop “Attention to quality and customer relationships has made Vibrant Technologies a trusted partner for many IT wholesalers, retailers, and brokers.”
Vibrant Technologies Ranks 24th in Business Journal’s Fast 50 Private Companies.
Press Release: “In the last two years, Vibrant has more than doubled its annual revenue – and tripled its workforce. “Revenue and employee population aren’t as important as our customer relationships,” says CEO…”
Vibrant Technologies launches new IT Weblog.
Press Release: “Vibrant Technologies, Inc., a leader in the remarketed IT hardware industry, today announced the launch of its new IT weblog, “The Remarketer”…”
Vibrant Technologies announces new website launch.
Press Release: “Vibrant Technologies, Inc., a leader in the remarketed IT hardware industry, today announced the launch of its new website. The new site features…”
Vibrant Technologies, Inc ranked as 8th largest woman-owned business in region
The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal released its annual Women in Business issue along with rankings for the top 25 Metro Area women-owned businesses by revenue.
What’s New in the Used & Refurbished Market?
(excerpt) “The creation of new services is designed to establish dealers as partners rather than just sellers. The distinction is crucial because it separates vendors from those who peddle their used equipment on auction sites such as eBay.” “As smaller companies in particular have been trying to get more equipment for the same amount of money, they turn to places like eBay,” Larson says. “On one hand it’s good if it works out, but if something goes wrong with those machines, a company is out of luck. We decided to distinguish ourselves with our service as much as through our equipment.”
Vision, Fast Footwork Propelled Tech Firm
The Star Tribune Newspaper
(excerpt) “Considering the ensuing dot-com crash and the accompanying recession, you might share my surprise at learning that their Minnetonka company has grown in uninterrupted leaps at an average annual rate of 48 percent…”
The Processor Magazine
(excerpt) “Vibrant responds with a delivered replacement faster than I can even get a call back from the manufacturer,” says Mike Kohorst of Ryan. “Vibrant saves us time and money, and that makes me look good to my management. What more can I say?”
Channel Innovator: Mass Storage
Business Solutions Magazine
(excerpt) “This type of innovative solution is one of the reasons Vibrant’s (storage) business grew by more than 600% in one year…”