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How to Get What You Want?

Have you heard the expression, "What you see is what you get?" Psychologists tell us that nothing controls our live more than our self-image. Your life is limited to your vision.  If you want to change your life, you must change your vision of your life. Arnold Schwarzenegger was not that famous in 1976 when…
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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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How The Shift to the Cloud has Fueled IT Asset Disposition

How times change…When the technology rolled into town, not many businesses were willing to entrust their sensitive data to another party. As the years wore on, however, more and more businesses have found themselves relying on the cloud for their various needs. Those that haven’t joined the bandwagon are planning to do so in the…
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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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Dealing with Electronic Waste: The Shift to IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) [Part 1]

As the technological engine continues to roar and soar, we have found ourselves increasingly reliant on computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones as must-have tools of business. It is hard to fathom a world of business without these devices today. This is the reason companies are investing in services like disaster recovery for that dreaded rainy…
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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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Some Little Good News about Electronic Waste

When you dig up the subject of electronic waste and its effects on our planet, the information you come up with can leave you distressed. Facts and figures on the amount of electronics dumped or disposed illegally year-in-year-out, the fatal effects of lead and mercury that permeates the soils and groundwater, the truth about how…
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3 Barriers to Better Electronic Waste Recycling (and How to Solve them)

An increasing number of people in the United States are turning to electronic waste recycling, but this does not mean it’s always an easy matter. Unknown to many, many a vendor in the business practice dark magic. Usually, you find a good number of them sending their ‘recycled’ equipment for burial in tech graveyards in…
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Do they Offer you Free Computer Recycling? Run Rabbit, Run!

Whoever said the best things in life are for free was not definitely referring to free computer recycling. Then again, the computer must have been this futuristic device that could only have been the stuff of Star Trek. To most folks, ‘free’ is a keyword that leads to the release of dopamine in the system,…
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Asset Recovery: Used Medical Equipment Beneficial to your Facility (and the Green Cause)

Where would we be without medical equipment like CT scanners, MRI systems, C-Arms, and all those other radiology systems…These large systems cost a pretty penny which hinders many small medical facilities from acquiring them. Fortunately, we are increasingly witnessing many big hospitals shedding their excess inventory these days as they adopt more cutting-edge technology. This…
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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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Why you should Think about your E Recycling Vendor’s Health & Safety Record

Every company is bound by the environmental, health and safety regulations, a set of rules established by the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) that it must adhere to, irrespective of whether you are in a safe office environment. For e recycling companies, the health and safety of their staff can be a challenge sometimes.…
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