Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including how ITAD market prices may have bottomed out, five common computer problems and potential solutions, benefiting from value-added ITAD services, and some fundamentals on shipping and handling lithium-ion batteries.
ITAD industry leaders have voiced concerns regarding client layoffs and the industry’s business environment as a whole, but a recent survey by E-Scrap News reveals that those in the industry believe they have hit the bottom of secondary market pricing. Consulting firm Compliance Standards, with E-Scrap News, surveyed anonymous participants about IT refresh cycles, competition, used device pricing, hiring, and capital investments for the second quarter of 2023 and have opened their survey for the third quarter of 2023.
Experiencing technical issues with computers is something we all encounter at some point during the lifecycle of a computer. Some of those issues have simple solutions, and others lead to device retirement. Below is a list of some of the most common computer problems and possible solutions.
Value-added IT asset disposition, or vITAD, is a term coined by HOBI International to describe the recent shifts in the ITAD landscape. Traditional ITAD services like logistics, data sanitization, certification, onsite services, etc., are expanding to accommodate the industry changes and now include additional services such as ERP integration, portal customization for asset tracking, asset redeployment, re-imaging, remote management, and ESG reporting.
Lithium-ion batteries are hazardous, which means shipping and handling them is risky. These batteries, which can power both large and small elements, are known to pose fire risks. As a result, rules and regulations exist regarding their initial and return shipping. This includes transporting, recycling, and disposal of end-of-life batteries and devices that operate by them. Rules for handling lithium-ion batteries are always changing and continue to be an obstacle in the industry. Below are some fundamentals on how to ship lithium-ion batteries.