Best Practices for Commercial IT Asset Disposition

Posted by on January 27, 2015

WP-Best-Practices-ITADYour organization’s network security program likely defends against constant threats, but too often protection for devices once unplugged from the network are overlooked.

As IT equipment expires you are faced with decisions on how to manage its end-of-life disposal. This includes concerns over what companies can be trusted with the data-bearing devices and what processes will ensure your company does not contribute to environmental disasters.

If your company does not already have a process in place to retire IT assets, how do you know where to begin or what services your company will require?

A research document created by Sims Recycling Solutions provides important considerations to effectively manage data security risks when retiring IT assets and reviews available options for developing a disposition program that aligns with your company’s unique requirements.

Best practices include understanding the various end-of-life and reuse options available to your business. There are five common disposition management methods, discussed within the content, that most businesses have access to, many of which are simple to deploy at any organization across the United States.

Just as properly managing end-of-life assets has an effect on your business, it can also negatively impact livelihood overseas if mismanaged. It is important to understand the implications of irresponsible asset disposal and how your business can be a part of the solution, not the problem.

Whether a business is simply looking to responsibly discard IT assets with a certified service provider, or needs to develop an ongoing systematic method for retiring high volumes of assets this whitepaper can provide useful advice to make the process easier.

For more information on protecting the environment and company data a free copy of our “Best Practices for Commercial IT Asset Disposition” is available for download now.

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