Retiring old IT assets can be an afterthought for many companies, but something else that may escape notice is the electronics, among those ready for recycling, that have yet to reach the end of their lifecycle. Devices with a little more value to spare can be beneficial to ITAD companies who offer additional life extension services such as refurbishment and resale. Maximizing value on old IT assets means maximum ROI for the company, and can be achieved through the following steps.
When maximizing asset value, IT asset management is key in the first steps. It’s important to establish an efficient order of operations, as well as a tracking method in order to manage exactly where every device is in the disposition process. This will make the decision process easier when deciding which devices have more life and what needs to be recycled. HOBI International Inc. prides itself on operational efficiency and the ability to scale quickly in order to meet the needs of clients.
After establishing which devices have value, it’s time to think about security. Data security is typically the top priority for clients, which means it should remain so throughout the disposal process. When enterprises update their hardware, there may be residual personal data left on devices and easily overlooked if not properly disposed. Data erasure is the most important step in the recycling process to ensure that customers have peace of mind when leaving their old electronics in your care. HOBI offers NIST-compliant data erasure tools and provides three stages of data security:
Rewrite: After receiving assets for remarketing, each device is sent through a rewrite procedure before being erased completely via HOBI’s internally developed data erasure tool, the HOBI Shield®. HOBI Shield® has been verified by forensic data specialists as trustworthy, and completely erases residual data from devices.
Overwrite: A full NIST-compliant data wipe upon client request, further ensuring that no enterprise data is leaked.
Shredding: To ensure further data security, if devices are not available for resale, the devices are destroyed through shredding technology and then recycled.
Another important step in maximizing asset value is refurbishment. If a device still has life and qualifies for resale, repairing any noticeable damage helps maximize resale value and ensures maximum ROI for the company.
When devices have been fully erased and properly refurbished they will be ready for resale. HOBI International Inc. evaluates the proper sales channels to ensure value maximization. Contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about achieving maximum ROI for your retired IT assets.