E-waste refers to electronic products that are unwanted, not working and nearing or at the end of their useful life, ie., computers, VCR’s, fax machines, IT servers and racks, and almost anything that has a battery or basic cord. Because many people don’t give much thought to where their e-waste goes, you might not know of any other way to dispose of it other than to simply throw it into the trash, which ultimately ends up in landfills – which is bad for the environment.
As Earth Day 2022 draws near, let’s take a closer look at how ITAD services can help organizations manage their e-waste correctly.
Wondering what to do with your outdated IT equipment? Let’s take a look at how IT asset management (ITAD) can help in some key areas.
With millions of electronic devices reaching end of life every year, businesses inevitably question, what to do next? Knowing when to initiate a technology refresh, or finding the asset value recovery ‘sweet spot’, can be very perplexing. The make and model of the asset, market demand, and depreciation rate make a massive impact of determining when it’s best to retire asset and purchase new ones.
If you let cost and location overshadow other, more important, factors when selecting an ITAD partner, you could pay a high price in the long run. Inadequate sanitization, the accidental release of sensitive data, disappointing resale revenue, out-of-the-box solutions, and lack of transparency each outweighs the benefit of going with a quote that seems too good to be true.
Companies should ask themselves regularly: “Which IT assets are regularly idle, used inefficiently or unused? What could we do with them to generate income, reduce costs, improve reputation or reduce risks?” What happens if we look at them as potentially valuable assets that are just waiting to be given new life?
There are many discussions these days on what the modern data center will look like in the future. Discussions include topics on quantum computing, virtual reality, data center sustainability, and business-development opportunities… ranging from data security and sustainability to recycling and supply chain disruption.
As a tech-hungry nation gets ready to upgrade to the next generation of lightning-fast 5G devices, there is a surprising environmental cost to be reckoned with – a fresh mountain of obsolete gadgets.
While a Black Swan is a surprise at the time it occurs, with the benefit of hindsight, experts usually conclude the event “was bound to happen.”
Naturally, a Black Swan depends on the perspective of the observer…
Investing in newer technology means investing in your business – you don’t want to lag behind your competitors with your outdated equipment. But your old equipment doesn’t have to become e-waste because we will recycle it for you efficiently and in an environmentally responsible way.
While ITAD is something you can do in-house, that doesn’t mean you should. There’s a tremendous risk with doing so and your time, talents and resources are likely best spent focusing on your core business while the experts focus on their core business – ITAD
When you have a medical issue, you likely go to the doctor.
If you’re having car trouble, you see a mechanic. If you have complicated taxes, you probably have them prepared by a CPA.
Why? Because they’re experts, and you can trust those experts. You want your health, vehicles, taxes and more handled by professionals. The same can be said by your ITAD program and why you should work with a professional ITAD company.