Category Archives: Asset management

Secure IT Asset Disposal and the Shortcomings of Compliance

The continuous process that it is, IT asset tracking commences when an order is placed and doesn’t stop until the equipment has been removed from the organization, destroyed, or recycled. However, disposal of electronics is not as simple as it may be made to sound. What happens is that most organizations do have formal policies…
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DIY IT Asset Disposition is Never Worth the Risk. You Know Why?

From the looks of it, IT asset disposition (ITAD) of your decommissioned assets may seem like duck soup. Just task the responsibility to your IT guys, assume they get the work done, and voila! Mission accomplished. Right? Wrong. That’s a script from Hollywood. In the reality that we live in, ITAD is a far more…
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5 Signs you Need Help with IT Asset Disposition

IT assets will have to be disposed of at some point, and this last step of your ITAM strategy calls for handling with absolute care. As you probably know by now, too many companies have been caught out at sea, exposing themselves to expensive data breaches, legal penalties, and a negative public image. In fact,…
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Dealing with Electronic Waste: What Happens to the Data? [Part 3]

This week, we have been running a series about the various services your ideal ITAD provider should be able to offer. We looked at recycling initially, with the second part focusing on other key processes like asset redeployment, remarketing, software harvesting, reporting and the compliance standards that companies should keep an eye out for when…
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Your Excess Inventory can Increase your Bottom Line. Here’s How

Is your company’s bottom line in need of a boost? See that excess inventory lying idle in storage? That’s exactly where your boost lies. It may not be the ultimate treasure chest from a sunken ship, but it sure can go a long way in boosting your bottom line. For that to happen, however, it…
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Asset Disposition: Are your Assets Retired or Disposed?

IT assets, just like this mortal life we lead, do reach a point where they must hang up the boots. There are multiple reasons why equipment can be removed from active duty, aka asset recovery. Could be due to a fault, could be because they need replacement/upgrading, perhaps stolen even. IT asset management systems necessitate…
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Tips for Successful Asset Liquidation in the Mining & Construction Sector

The mining and construction industry is looking at a future through rose-colored glasses as demand for its equipment surges globally. This can be attributed to the growth in onshore and offshore production, as well as other reliant sectors such as energy and infrastructure. Currently, a lot of large-scale construction is happening in developing countries which…
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What’s the Difference between an IT Disposal and IT Disposition Company?

IT Disposal vs. IT disposition. Which is the right one? One of the most common mix-ups in the IT asset recovery industry definitely has to do with the difference between getting rid of electronic waste vs. putting your IT assets through the disposition procedure. It’s a common misunderstanding you can probably be accused of too,…
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You Thought Asset Disposition was Easy?

For some reason, IT asset disposition is not spoken of in the same breath as other elements of IT asset management. Yet, this is an indispensable part of the cycle. Yet, assets contain data in them even when they are retired. Why then, do many companies never list it a priority to enforce procedures that…
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Holistic Solutions for IT Asset Disposition

It’s time for your organization to fold up its IT assets, and you have a lot to ponder. There is the issue of data destruction to think about, you are wondering the best approach to reselling the equipment, and how to dispose of the retired electronics in a responsible fashion. Good for you. This is…
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7 Inventory Liquidation Challenges Facing Office IT Managers

Relocating or closing down a corporate office is not the easiest work in the world and usually comes with a deadline that is not subject to change. And unfortunately for some – facility, property and IT managers – they are right in the middle of this get-everything-out-quick situation. IT inventory liquidation may need to be…
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Use this Lean Strategy to Manage your Asset Recovery Needs

Lean strategy. It’s a word that has caused a buzz in the business world and entire books dedicated to discuss this critical area of business. Different areas of business rather. And the reason is pretty obvious: lean principles are applicable in almost every business aspect. This so-called lean strategy has a very basic philosophy which…
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Certification is not everything in the Field of Electronics Recycling

When most companies and organizations are choosing an electronics disposal company to work with these days, one of the most important criteria they look at is certification. At least to those who are aware that recycling firms need to adhere to different recycling certifications to be considered reputable. The e-Stewards and R2/RIOS certifications, in particular,…
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Why an Asset Recovery Company would be a Boon to Semiconductor Manufacturers

The semiconductor industry is a forever evolving one. This particularly rings true in this technology age we live in that has witnessed the proliferation of devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones et al to a point they now outnumber human population by the hundreds. With a simple creed geared towards becoming 'smaller, faster, and cheaper',…
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5 Best Practices Good Recycling Companies Adhere to

If the thought of how best to retire IT assets these days has occurred to you, you are not alone. The news has been awash with large companies suffering security breaches over the past couple of years, while the number of companies that have been slapped hard with civil and criminal penalties – with subsequent…
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Three Ways to Maximize Asset Recovery for your Surplus

Every organization has complex asset recovery management needs which normally hinge upon the industry it’s in, its asset mix, strategic goals and other factors. Despite it all, every organization also strives towards a common goal: to realize the highest possible recovery for its obsolete, surplus, and scrap inventory or assets. Looking at the online marketplace…
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Responsible IT Data and E-waste Disposal: What’s your Company doing?

When it comes to disposal of electronics, typically, cost effectiveness and security are the primary concerns. Over the last couple of decades, however, another motive as to why your company should practice responsible disposal has been gaining prominence. These days, more and more consumers are factoring in environmental and social practices before then can make…
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What do you Look for when Choosing an IT Asset Recovery Company?

When it comes to finding an IT asset recovery firm, most of those tasked with the responsibility either have no idea where to start looking or what to look out for in a credible company. Given the sensitivity of the task at hand, this is an area you cannot afford to neglect because the consequences…
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IT Asset Liquidation and the Different Approaches to Solving the Problem

IT assets, unlike most other in the organization, have an ephemeral active lifecycle which averages four years. On the flipside, they also represent one of the assets with the most cost-saving potential. Surplus liquidation on a frequent basis has become even more crucial in this age when companies are increasingly becoming reliant on cutting-edge technologies…
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What are the IT Recovery Solutions Available to you?

Often times, the term IT asset recovery tends to be misunderstood by many, even those deep into the IT hierarchy. The misconception revolves around the length of time equipment has been in use before it can be disposed off at a tidy sum. In truth though, old electronics will rarely fetch as much as we…
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