Ensuring your sensitive information is protected and your assets are disposed of safely and securely is extremely important. To achieve that you need a reliable IT asset disposition vendor. When you partner with the right ITAD vendor, you are taking the correct measures to avoid data breaches and possible damages to your brand, customer base, revenue, and opening up the opportunity to enter a global market. Rather than recycling your assets and used data center equipment, you can recover them and take advantage of the trade-in value.
An ITAD vendor is the only vendor that can assist with the resale market on behalf of its clients. Therefore, before committing to a partnership with an ITAD vendor, here are some things to avoid.
Exaggerating the Challenge of Data Security
Although data security is a challenge, it can always be minimized with the proper process in place. Laws such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (the world’s highest privacy and security law) make it extremely crucial for organizations to protect sensitive information and data at every step of the product’s life. When looking for an ITAD vendor, be sure to look for one that complies with the NIST 800-88 guidelines for data sanitation and meets the industry certification requirements, such as Sustainable Electronics Recycling International, also known as R2.
Disregarding Social and Environmental Responsibility
In the past, demolishing a used electronic before discarding it was a common practice, without realizing its value. Electronic waste contains gold, silver, palladium, iron, copper, and aluminum, which are immensely valuable but harmful to the environment if not handled properly. With proper reuse and or recycling, raw materials can be recovered and the waste reduced. When searching for an ITAD service provider, look for one with R2v3 certification, which concentrates on circular economy and reuse over recycling. This certification indicates the ITAD vendor is committed to conducting socially and environmentally responsible business and is dedicated to recovering your assets.
Ignoring the Value of Asset Recovery
Gartner research analysts estimate ITAD providers bring in 60 to 70 percent of revenues for their clients after refurbishing and reselling the used IT equipment. This return can be attributed to the company’s IT infrastructure. Again, when looking for an ITAD service provider, be sure to select one that is involved in all aspects of the product’s life, from tracking inventory to refurbishment and resale.
HOBI focuses on maximizing the return value of retired IT assets and ensuring they are disposed of properly. HOBI also offers repair, refurbishment, remarketing, and recycling services. HOBI prioritizes waste prevention by recovering and reusing products as long as possible and recycling those at the end of their use.
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