Preparation of your IT equipment for disposal is as important as the ITAD process itself. Ask yourself these questions to determine the right data erasure plan for you.
To Destroy or To Sanitize?
This is a question that haunts. Physically destroying hard drives that contain sensitive information is a sure fire way to guarantee data security. However, it drastically decreases the equipment’s overall value during resale. Companies that completely wipe all data off retired equipment may be wasting resources in cases where the units cannot be resold. ITAD organizations can assess each piece of equipment to determine the value of resale or if it would be more beneficial to recycle. HOBI International is an expert at providing the best practices in IT asset management and ITAD services. Our professionals construct individual plans for each client in order to optimize their ROI.
Which ITAD vendor is right for you?
Rather than having your own team perform data erasure of obsolete IT equipment, it may be more beneficial to leave it to the professionals. Certified ITAD vendors save you not only the cost of taking your staff away from other projects, but also the worry of improper data erasure. If the best practices for data erasure are not properly implemented, data leaks can occur. Recent estimates have reported costs reaching into the millions of dollars, depending on the severity of the breach and the type of information leaked.
On-site or Off-site?
Some companies just are not comfortable with the idea of information leaving their facility, even with a certified ITAD vendor. The HOBI team is successful at providing the highest level of security when conducting on-site data erasure or data destruction and even secured transportation. Data security experts are fully trained to perform data destruction at the same level that is accomplished off-site at an ITAD facility.
Get the most out of your IT investments and choose a certified ITAD vendor.