IT assets are a major component of a smooth running business, especially in this digital age. Phones, computers, tablets, printers, scanners and laptops are a necessity in communicating in-office as well as remotely, and their disposition is even more important. According to TechVera, the average small company spends 6.9% of its revenue on IT, and every few years that equipment needs to be replaced. IT asset disposition is typically an afterthought, usually after hardware begins to pile up in corners and storage closets, but finding an all-inclusive ITAD provider can eliminate the stress of getting rid of excess IT assets.
When searching for the right ITAD provider, there is much to consider. For instance, are they capable of keeping your data safe? What are their data security protocols? Do they offer reverse logistics services? Are they up to date with the latest industry compliance standards? It can be an overwhelming process, but we’ve gathered some tips to help you know exactly what to look for when searching for an ITAD provider.
- Data security is arguably one of the most important facets of an enterprise, and it’s critical to ensure that no data breaches occur even in disposition. When searching for an ITAD provider, consider security features such as cameras and padlock cages, and other services such as data erasure. How do they plan to protect your data? HOBI uses an internally developed tool, the HOBI Shield®, that completely wipes all data from devices before repair or recycling. Any devices in which that data cannot be completely removed are shredded.
- As the keeper of all enterprise and employee information, data centers are often a target for hackers and their decommission should be handled with care by professionals. HOBI offers comprehensive data center solutions that minimize downtime and maximize return on assets.
- IT asset disposition requires the transportation of IT assets, which requires a careful package process, and reverse logistics solutions. In addition, many companies these days have remote workers, and it’s becoming more important to find an ITAD partner who supports remote clients as well. HOBI provides cost-effective onsite and remote solutions for IT and mobile asset transportation worldwide. HOBI’s Remote Box Program enables remote clients to get the ITAD service they need without compromising their health or safety.
- An important part of any ITAD enterprise is compliance. As an R2 RIOS and ISO-14001 certified facility, HOBI provides outsourced compliance assurance programs to ensure mitigation of compliance risks at all levels.
Practicing proper IT asset disposition is important in order to protect our environment, as well as the health of those living near landfills. The more e-waste kept out of landfills, the closer we are to creating a more sustainable future.
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