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How ITAD Reduces Costs

Sep 20, 2021

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Large technology companies operate data centers at a scale that's difficult to imagine, even for those in the industry. New IT assets are what keep these organizations running. On top of the constant need for the latest, cutting-edge hardware, IT leaders in these organizations are keenly aware of the sensitive personal data that will be stored on those assets. 

The Challenges

One such technology company was struggling with balancing the requirement for absolute rock-solid security and compliance with the costs of a short refresh cycle. Despite massive, purpose-built data centers chock full of servers and untold terabytes of customer data, there wasn't much room (or time) for this organization to keep old tech sitting around. "They needed assets to flow and move out quickly."

Existing IT staff were being pulled from Implementing or working on new technology solutions to the duty of wiping data-bearing assets themselves before they left the facility. Add to this the expense of securely transporting those assets to the next step of disposition, and the process became yet more costly and time-consuming. The organization didn't feel comfortable letting un-wiped IT assets leave the data center, and so a more flexible solution was needed.

The OceanTech Solution

OceanTech creates custom-tailored programs that go above and beyond that of the competition. "OceanTech is flexible and can put creative ideas into practice. We can provide a secure on-site data center solution for data wiping - addressing several challenges together in one pass."

OceanTech can deliver invaluable peace of mind and convenience. "We go above and beyond our competitors with a second quality control verification step for data wipes, and we provide certificates of destruction, along with comprehensive IT asset and compliance reporting. This kind of quality control and reporting is often neglected in the ITAD industry. Our clients appreciate the speed and attention to detail, as well as the personalized service we are able to provide."

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The Results

With the data-bearing assets such as laptops and server disk drives being wiped securely on-site, the assets could be transported with less risk and less cost - eliminating a step in the process. Furthermore, assets were remarketed. OceanTech returns the most value for your retired and/off-lease data center hardware such as servers, network gear, hard drives, components and more. 

The company's need to securely wipe drives before leaving the facility was achieved, while at the same time reducing overall costs and increasing returned value. Existing staff could now focus on the implementation of new technology, increasing the company's agility and reducing staffing costs. 

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