The world has experienced many changes over the past few years that have triggered a shift in the way business is conducted around the world, and industries are adjusting to the new norm by incorporating new service offerings. These value-added services augment traditional business models by providing service offerings that help clients navigate challenges created by the changing landscape.
For the ITAD industry, traditional service offerings have included logistics, data sanitization, certification, onsite services, and more. Value-added services expand the core ITAD services to meet new industry standards in a concept developed by HOBI’s president, Craig Boswell, as vITAD.
These new vITAD services are sweeping across the industry, and many organizations are now seeking out these services and criteria before partnering with other companies. vITAD services are an important step in business evolution and help companies become more aware of and reduce their carbon footprint.
Below are some vITAD services to look for when partnering with an ITAD provider:
- Support for Remote Workers
Experiencing a pandemic changed the business world and created a new requirement for ITAD providers – support for remote workers. Many people have chosen to continue working from home and require specialized services that support a remote work environment.
- ESG Reporting
Though not a new concept, ESG reporting is one of the newer ITAD industry service offerings that focuses on how well a company performs with respect to environmental, social, and governance issues and their policies on each. ESG reporting provides transparency and accountability within the workplace and is accomplished in many ways in the ITAD space through electronics recycling, data security, and certification.
- Re-Imaging and Redeployment
Re-imaging is installing a new operating system or applications on a device, which includes wiping the hard drive entirely and installing a fresh operating system. Re-imaging often occurs before asset redeployment, which is the repair, refurbishment, and remarketing of retired IT assets. Redeployment maximizes the value of old IT assets and saves budget funds by utilizing assets already in storage rather than purchasing new items that the enterprise may already possess.
- Remote Workers Management
During the pandemic, many companies were fully remote, and ITAD providers had to adjust business strategies to accommodate a remote workforce. Remote working has continued to be the preferred method of work, and HOBI’s Remote Box program offers strategies to navigate the hurdles for companies with a remote workforce.
- Donations Programs
Donations programs help bridge the digital divide by providing refurbished electronics to those who do not have access.
HOBI is an R2v3, RIOS, WBE, and ISO-14001 certified IT asset management and disposition enterprise with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. As the pioneers of the vITAD concept, HOBI’s value-added services highlight the challenges provided by industry changes and provide solutions for hurdles remote clients may face.
HOBI’s remote box program offers support for remote clients with strategies for the safe and quick collection, evaluation, and redeployment of equipment on behalf of our clients.
For more information about our vITAD services, call 817-814-2620 or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.