Traditionally, the core services of IT asset disposition have included logistics, data sanitization, certification, onsite services, and more. However, as the digital landscape evolves, clients’ needs become more sophisticated.The ITAD industry is evolving to include a new list of criteria and expectations to meet these needs. HOBI president and co-founder Craig Boswell discussed these additions at the 2022 E-Scrap Conference, referring to the new criteria as value-added IT asset disposition services, or vITAD.
The vITAD concept augments the traditional ITAD model with ERP integration, portal customization for asset tracking, asset redeployment, re-imaging, and ESG reporting. vITAD consists of several additional facets of the industry, including support for remote workers, R2v3 certification, robustERP, data privacy, and ESG reporting.
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. HOBI offers support for remote workers via our remote box program, which offers strategies for safe and quick collection, evaluation, and redeployment of equipment on behalf of our clients.
Though not a new concept, ESG reporting has grown in popularity and is now something many businesses look for before partnering with an ITAD provider. ESG represents a company’s environmental, social, and governance policies. ESG reporting provides transparency and accountability within the workplace. ESG is accomplished in many ways in the ITAD space through electronics recycling, data security, and certification.
These new vITAD criteria represent a change in industry standards as more businesses strive to reduce their carbon footprint, and IT asset management and disposition become increasingly important. HOBI is a committed IT asset management and disposition enterprise focusing on maximizing economic return and mitigating potential environmental liability.
HOBI implements vITAD criteria in all of our service offerings, including data security and erasure services, the remote box program for remote workers, fully transparent and traceable reverse logistics services, refurbishment and remarketing opportunities, and our R2v3, RIOS, and ISO 14001 certifications.
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