The new school year is right around the corner. As classes grow closer, students and teachers may be looking to upgrade their devices for the best educational technology offered. With device upgrades on the horizon, it’s important for consumers to consider the opportunities for their old devices once they’ve reached the end of their use.

After upgrades, it’s tempting to set old devices aside and forget about them. While they may be unused, these devices and their internal components still have value. The best way to maximize value on older devices, and make sure they are properly disposed of, is to donate or sell older devices to a certified IT asset manager.

Working with a certified IT asset management company guarantees data is adequately cleared from unused devices, and they are properly refurbished, and disposed of, in accordance to state and national legislation. ITAM providers can maximize the value of older devices and their components, while being mindful of the past owner’s data, and vigilant about proper disposal.

HOBI International is a R2, RIOS, ISO 14001 certified mobile asset management provider with more than 20 years in the business. HOBI identifies the best course of action for used devices towards the end of their lifecycle and provides secure, traceable data erasure.