Mobile devices are non-traditional IT assets that have become critical to the business world but tend to be the most expendable in some cases. When laptops, tablets, or smartphones break, consumers replace them. Enterprises spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on IT hardware, and many are unaware that the lifecycle of retired mobile devices can be expanded and their value maximized via mobile lifecycle management services.
The primary consequence of utilizing mobile devices is upgrading them every year or two to ensure they continue operating smoothly. A recent survey conducted by Arlington, Va.- based software marketplace, Capterra found that 20 percent of those surveyed admitted throwing at least some old electronics in the trash instead of using proper disposal methods.
Electronic waste makes up 70 percent of the world’s toxic waste, which is why some enterprises recycle their old IT assets. Recycling IT hardware ensures that it will not end up in landfills and pollute the environment. However, many IT assets still have some use left even after disposition. Everyone updates IT equipment eventually, especially in remote career fields, and many people dispose of electronics before they stop working, whether due to a malfunction or a desire for a newer model.
IT asset disposition enterprises like HOBI provide end-of-use management and disposition services for retired IT assets and ensure they are disposed of properly. HOBI offers value-added ITAD (vITAD) services such as repair, refurbishment, and remarketing opportunities for devices that have not reached the end of their useful life.
Repairing used mobile devices prevents them from being sent to landfills and helps reduce environmental pollution from the toxic chemicals produced by e-waste. With the use of mobile devices increasing every year, purchasing used, refurbished devices helps reduce the amount of energy large corporations consume on manufacturing new devices, and businesses can provide this alternative channel of sales by partnering with an ITAD enterprise like HOBI.
HOBI focuses on maximizing the availability of mobile assets during their useful life cycle, as well as their disposition. The refurbishment and resale of used IT assets provide an alternative to new devices and maximizes company ROI. HOBI’s value-added services minimize the costs of post-procurement support of enterprise mobility assets.
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