How do you manage the disposal of your old or unused equipment?
Storing equipment that is no longer used is a waste of both valuable space and money. Yet knowing how to dispose or resell outdated systems is a challenge. Many organisations just do not have the resources or knowledge to efficiently remove unwanted assets from their IT infrastructure, particularly those with a number of sites or large user numbers.
How do you address the environmental and data protection obligations that Asset Disposal imposes upon you and your organisation?
PC and Server hard drives contain sensitive data such as client and personnel details, medical and financial records. Cases abound of such data falling into the wrong hands through the secondary market, the consequences of which can be severe.
Sanitising hard drives is a costly and labour intensive process but it is vital to avoid a foreseeable business risk. Therefore Data Purging or even hard drive destruction must be considered within your Asset Disposal Policy.
The growth in environmental legislation now places obligations on organisations to dispose of inventory professionally rather than “skip” their unwanted IT assets, and to hold audited documentation as proof.
Are you aware that end of life IT Assets can be optimised to generate revenue back to your organisation?
In simple terms organisations should be able to dispose of 3 year old equipment and see some financial return on the process. 4 year old equipment can be disposed of on a break-even basis whilst equipment older than 4 years will be disposed of at some cost to the organisation.