As more companies migrate towards mobile integration, the more enterprises are beginning to adopt a ‘Choose Your Own Device’ (CYOD) policy for employee mobile devices. And the rising popularity of CYOD also means more enterprises will be investing in mobile asset management specialists to consult them through the implementation, repair, data management, refurbishment and recycling of corporate mobile devices.
One of the main priorities for enterprises pairing with a mobile asset manager should be choosing a firm that employs reverse logistics operations. Reverse logistics not only ensure partner accountability throughout the mobile asset management process but it also ensures asset managers remain accountable through three fundamental areas:
- Reverse logistics services create clear points of communication at all levels of the mobile asset management process, so no question or concern goes unanswered. Working with a provider that uses this type of system means enterprises are able to stay up-to-date on where their devices are and where they are going.
- Data erasure
- Along with established communication points, reverse logistics services include top-notch data erasure, ensuring all corporate information is properly disposed of in a secure manner. Knowing no residual data remains on repaired, refurbished or recycled devices can give enterprises peace-of-mind.
- Certified reverse logistics processors can provide documentation that proves compliance with both state and national legislation. Violating data erasure, refurbishment or recycling legislation can result in significant fines as well as reputational damage for an enterprise.
HOBI International, Inc. is an R2, RIOS, ISO 14001 certified mobile asset management provider. HOBI provides the best practices in enterprise IT asset management, including top-notch reverse logistics services to ensure complete communication and compliance as well as provide peace-of-mind.