Disposition facilities like HOBI process thousands of electronic devices including mobile devices, laptops, tablets, headphones and small household appliances. What many do not know is that processing looks very different for certain devices. For example, mobile device processing is much more complex and unique than processing other devices due to factors such as the operational system, the erasure solution, broken devices and battery handling. It is important to understand the unique nature of mobile device processing in the ITAD space so that you can find an ITAD vendor that best suits your business’s needs.
First, the erasure solution is completely different. Data remains on electronic devices long after they are disposed of. IT asset disposition facilities erase devices of any residual data before recycling, but mobile devices are not like traditional hard drives. Rather than a complete overwrite, mobile device data erasure is actually a deletion of the customer data and restoration of the device’s operating system. The most difficult step is making sure the clients’ personal data is erased while large amounts of data remain on the device.
Electronics are fragile, and many mobile devices that are processed are broken. For this reason, it is important to have an ITAD provider with repair capabilities in order to maximize device financial recovery. Mobile devices also contain embedded batteries that are known to be extremely dangerous when damaged. Safe recycling requires an ITAD vendor who can safely remove and recycle the lithium ion batteries.
Last, repair and refurbishment services are high in demand due to increasing prices of electronics, and finding an ITAD vendor who understands the dynamic, worldwide market for mobile devices can help maximize return for resalable devices.
HOBI International is an R2, RIOS and ISO-14001 certified IT asset management and disposition enterprise with over 30 years of experience in the industry. As an industry leader, we provide top-tier ITAD services including complete data erasure, and repair and resale options for all mobile devices and tablets at our Dalla and Phoenix locations. HOBI’s trained professionals and safety standards ensure your IT assets are in good hands.
For more information about our ITAD services call 817-814-2620, or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.