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Bob Evans
Bob Evans

We Have A Winner!

Eight nifty nominees to replace the term "End of Life Services."

Eight nifty nominees to replace the term "End of Life Services."While the flurry of submissions for our "Rename 'End-of-Life Services' Contest" almost swamped the Internet, our team of judges has analyzed all entries and selected a winner. And in the true form of a champion, our winner offered up not just one name but a Herculean list of eight (8) entries, ranging acronymically from "Do RITE" to "Disco Plan" to "REBORN." To see the winning entries -- and to find out if winner RL Kornmann will receive either $1,000,000 in cash or an 8x10 autographed photo of CIOs Uncensored big dog John Soat -- click above to read the full item.

Without further ado, here's the fleet of 8 entries from reader RL Kornmann, who needs to contact John Soat ( or me ( to claim his prize. And that prize is ... an 8x10 photo of Mr. Soat, complete with authentic autograph! To everyone who participated, you have our thanks -- and that of the entire IT industry -- for offering viable substitutes for the very worst service name in business: End of Life Services. And so, to those enlightened IT companies out there, here are eight slick new monikers for your evaluation and use, courtesy of RL Kornmann and your friends at CIOs Uncensored:

1. Reuse (Recycling) After Disassembly (RAD)

2. Disposal or Recycling of Information Technology Equipment (Do RITE)

3. Recycling of Information Technology Equipment (RITE)

4. Disassembly (or Disposal) Contingency Plan (Disco Plan)

5. Equipment Use Redeployment at Obsolescence (EURO)

6. Recycling of Equipment Because of Obsolescence or Reuse for New Purpose (REBORN)

7. Contingency Plan for Obsolescence Disposal (CPOD)

8. Information Technology Plan for Obsolescence Disposal (iTPOD)

To see the full list in its original form, go here.

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