IT assets are a large part of any enterprise but can become a headache when it comes time to dispose of them. Phones, computers, printers, fax machines, tablets and laptops all contribute to the way a company performs. They can start to pile up over time once equipment is upgraded. Many believe hauling them to the dumpster along with municipal waste is the easiest solution. Out of sight, out of mind. However, when this occurs many IT assets end up in landfills and become toxic to the environment and to those living in surrounding areas. For this reason it is smart to have a disposition plan in place to prevent your IT assets from contributing to the e-waste crisis.
IT asset disposition doesn’t have to be a headache. In fact, partnering with an ITAD provider like HOBI removes the problem altogether. ITAD facilities collect old, retired IT assets and ensure they are properly disposed of.
ITAD providers offer a range of services and provide many enterprise benefits including maximizing asset value, compliance assurance and data security. Finding the right ITAD provider can feel overwhelming, so here are the basic services that are most important to search for.
Data Security & Erasure should be the number one priority for any ITAD provider. Large amounts of data is stored on IT assets, and residual data remains on devices even after they are retired. It is crucial that all data be wiped from an IT asset to prevent any private company or employee information from getting out. HOBI uses an internally-developed data erasure tool, the HOBI Shield®, that completely erases all data from a device. If a device cannot be completely wiped it is destroyed via shredding technology to ensure clients that no data leaks will occur. HOBI also utilizes on-site cameras and padlocked cages in the warehouse to protect IT assets
Reverse Logistics is typically not a primary concern, but it is more important than many believe. Revere logistics includes IT asset transportation, asset decommissioning, packing, and crating. It is important that your assets are transported safely, without damage and in a timely manner. HOBI provides world-class reverse logistics management throughout each of our service offerings to ensure reliable, secure and efficient asset transportation. Our logistics team provides comprehensive on-site services, including data erasure and asset decommissioning, fully insured packing, crating and documentation.
Environmental Services may seem unimportant when compared to other facets of the industry, but electronic waste makes up 70 percent of the world’s toxic waste that contaminates the environment and the health of those living near landfills. E-waste management is crucial in this digital age, and environmental compliance is just as much of an enterprise benefit as data security and reverse logistics. HOBI is R2v3, RIOS and ISO-14001 certified and undergoes yearly audits for recertification. ITAD focuses on reducing e-waste, and HOBI is committed to protecting the environment as well as your IT assets.
For more information about our ITAD services call 817-814-2620, or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.