A large aspect of any business is communication, and these days most business communication is conducted via technology such as phones, laptops, computers, tablets and smartphones. Technology has become an integral part of the business world, the problem is, it constantly needs to be updated to work properly. As a result, IT assets are retired every few years, and can become a hassle to get rid of. Having a disposition plan in place can relieve the stress of retiring old IT assets, prevent risk of data leaks, and help reduce electronic waste.
ITAD companies essentially take the problem of disposition off of companies shoulders and do all of the heavy lifting. IT asset disposition facilities like HOBI offer services ranging from data security to reverse logistics, and HOBI specifically offers repair and refurbishment for devices with some use left. E-waste is not like other waste, it can be extremely dangerous when not disposed of properly, and we have composed a list of 3 reasons why it is crucial for a business to find an ITAD provider.
Clutter: Because IT assets are updated so often, they can eventually start taking up office space or cluttering storage closets. Most people don’t realize that residual data stays on devices even after they are discarded, and the longer IT assets sit the risk of data breach increases. Finding an ITAD provider and establishing a proper IT asset disposition plan prevents retired IT assets from cluttering storage and helps prevent data leaks.
Data Security: As mentioned above, data remains on IT assets beyond retirement, and data security should be top priority for any enterprise. ITAD providers often provide safe secure storage for IT hardware including padlocked cages and cameras, as well as data erasure services. With 3 levels of security, HOBI’s data erasure process goes beyond typical security measures. HOBI uses an internally-developed data erasure tool, the HOBI Shield®, that completely wipes data from a device. If any devices are not able to be fully wiped they are destroyed with shredder technology to prevent any data breaches.
Environmental Awareness: The ITAD industry focuses on reducing the amount of e-waste that ends up in landfills by closing the loop on the circular economy. Businesses are becoming more environmentally aware and implementing eco-friendly practices, and clients are beginning to seek out companies with environmental policies in place. Having an IT asset disposition plan in place ensures clients that your business is environmentally conscious in all areas of business, including disposition.
IT asset disposition is extremely important, not just for a business, but for the environment as well. Think about your approach to retiring IT equipment, and consider the benefits of partnering with an ITAD provider like HOBI.
For more information about our ITAD services call 817-814-2620, or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.