As businesses grow and flourish, one thing they all have in common is an abundance of IT assets. Along with IT hardware comes the inevitable need to upgrade every so often, and this means finding an efficient process for IT asset management. Disposition is often an afterthought for most enterprises, but having a disposition plan for your IT equipment can be extremely beneficial in helping you keep track of your IT inventory.
Over time old, retired IT hardware can pile up if there’s nowhere for it to go. IT asset disposition facilities collect your old IT equipment off of your hands and ensure that it is properly disposed of via electronic recycling. Recycling e-waste prevents it from piling up in landfills and incinerated, both of which can lead to health issues for surrounding residents, as well as air and groundwater pollution. Recycling facilities such as HOBI International prioritize environmental safety, and work to mitigate any potential environmental liability.
Partnering with ITAD enterprises allows businesses to keep track of their retired inventory, while also freeing space for new IT hardware. HOBI specifically offers full-scale, environmentally-conscious technology management and disposal services including data security and erasure, remarketing and resale options, compliance assurance, reverse logistics and valuation.
One of the most important aspects of getting rid of IT equipment is data security. Even after retiring electronics, there is an extensive amount of personal and private company information still on every device. Partnering with an ITAD enterprise who prioritizes data security is crucial in protecting valuable company information. HOBI uses an internally developed tool, the HOBI Shield® that completely wipes data from a device before being processed. HOBI’s erasure practices are documented and traceable to ensure that no private enterprise information is breached. HOBI also offers remarketing and resale options for devices beyond the end of their use. After collecting hardware, HOBI evaluates the proper sales channel, and performs any necessary repairs to ensure device value maximization.
Another important facet of an ITAD enterprise is compliance assurance. Working with an ITAD partner who provides compliance peace of mind to their clients ensures a smooth, stress-free process. HOBI’s R2, RIOS and ISO 14001 certifications guarantee accountability in every step of the IT asset disposition process.
One more aspect to consider is reverse logistics. Keeping track of your IT assets is important, even during the disposition process, and full transparency in the reverse logistics channels ensures that your IT assets are accounted for every step of the way when they are out of sight. HOBI’s reverse logistics operations are completely documented and traceable, ensuring client assets are able to be quickly located, and the device condition is documented at every stage.
Some IT assets are valuable beyond their use, and practicing proper IT asset disposition can assist you in managing your IT assets in every stage of their lifecycle. For more information about our ITAD services call 817-814-2620, or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.