Secure IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) for corporate end-user devices

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As data continues to grow at an exponential rate, so must an organization's surplus of retired IT equipment.

June 1, 20226 mins
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As data continues to grow at an exponential rate, so must an organization’s surplus of retired IT equipment. The migration to new devices and management of retired assets directly affects the ability to overcome data growth challenges. Meanwhile, pressure from the government and corporate initiatives to practice environmentally compliant operations requires companies to look for secure, yet socially responsible, ways to dispose of or recycle these assets. Without defined procedures for disposing, recycling, and/or refurbishing retired assets, organizations face the risk of data breaches and subsequent regulatory penalties and damaged brand reputation.

How this affects you

  • You need best-practice disposition methodologies that ensure reliability and consistency from collection through final disposition
  • You lack confidence that your sensitive data could be lost, stolen, or compromised
  • You want to be sustainable and environmentally compliant when it comes to disposing of potentially hazardous e-waste
  • You simply don’t have the bandwidth to do this in-house

What if you could

  • Confidently manage your old, obsolete or decommissioned IT equipment?
  • Dispose of IT assets and data-bearing media in an environmentally friendly manner that is compliant with the strictest government regulations and industry best practices?
  • Be sure that all sensitive information has been completely destroyed prior to recycling or repurposing assets?
  • Securely track your equipment through recycling or repurposing, so you don’t have to worry about data exposure?

Industry fact

According to the world economic forum, a record 57.4 million metric tons of e-waste – discarded products with a battery or plug such as computers and mobile phones – was generated worldwide in 2021, up 21% from 2014. If current trends continue, global e-waste is predicted to reach 74 million metric tons by 2030.

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