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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 deprecation rate make a massive impact on determining when it’s best to retire assets and purchase new ones. This is a part of the industry where it pays to have a strategic and transparent IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) partner. The right reverse logistics supplier will advise you when it’s best to retire your current IT assets.

For example, Windows laptops depreciate at a rate of 0%-5% monthly. Although it’s important to get the most use out of your IT assets, knowing when to remarket them while they still have a value attached to them, is just as important.

External factors can have a great influence on your refresh cycle. In the current climate, the market has fluctuated with an increase in demand. Therefore, it may be advisable to push a refresh cycle to an earlier time in order to recuperate the upfront costs.

Additional Revenue Stream

A common misconception of the ITAD industry is the associated costs of the services. One could conclude, that fiscally, the addition of yet another supplier to your organization, is an additional cost of doing business. However, an ITAD vendor will evaluate if that old laptop can be remarketed or reused.

There are many organizations nationwide that have been able to achieve cost-neutral programs. Say your annual recycling fees for non-valuable IT products (phones, printers, keyboards) is $40,000 a year. A strategic ITAD vendor can recover those costs by remarketing retired IT assets that still hold value (laptops, desktops, servers and more).

At OceanTech any equipment that still holds value is cataloged for reimbursement, sanitized of all data, reset to factory default setting, and returned to grade-A condition to guarantee the best possible resale rate. Our expert sales and marketing teams will work within our exceptional network of trusted consumers to ensure your equipment is sold to the best end-user or IT broker for maximum return on your assets.

Closing the Loop

We are all consciously aware of the undeniable good recycling does for this planet. With consumers doing their part, it is key that organizations across the world follow suit and adopt an environmentalist approach regarding their end-of-life IT. When you use OceanTech for your e-waste recycling, you will have peace of mind that your equipment will never end up in a landfill or incinerated. It is the cornerstone of who we are at OceanTech and our certifications back it up.

Effective ITAD strategies for Data Centers

Effective ITAD strategies for Data Centers

In the ever-evolving landscape of data management, businesses frequently encounter the need to retire their data center hardware. Such scenarios often arise when companies decide to shut down all or part of a data center operation. The process of decommissioning a data center is riddled with logistical intricacies, and among these, planning for the disposition of retired assets stands out as a crucial aspect. The dismantling of data center equipment without a well-thought-out strategy for reuse, remarketing, or secure disposal can lead to a host of problems.

Enhance Risk Management with ITAD

Enhance Risk Management with ITAD

Organizations are rapidly transitioning their communication systems, data storage infrastructure, and administrative functions to the digital realm, all in pursuit of maintaining a competitive edge. However, this shift toward a technologically advanced world exposes companies to higher risks of cybersecurity threats and data breaches. In essence, your business’s sensitive data is vulnerable at any given moment. Therefore, a well-rounded risk management strategy must include a robust ITAD plan to mitigate your company’s overall risk.

Enhancing Data Center Sustainability Through ITAD

Enhancing Data Center Sustainability Through ITAD

In the rapidly evolving landscape of data center operations, sustainability has emerged as a paramount concern. One of the linchpins of this sustainability drive within data centers is the practice of IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), a multifaceted process that plays a pivotal role in ensuring both ecological responsibility and data security.

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