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Managing your IT Assets through their entire lifecycle is a big job. Deal with that huge tasks by breaking it up in some easy-to-accomplish steps:

  1. Create an Action Plan bringing together everyone who needs to be involved in IT legal, office management staff and even C-level executives.
  2. Create a decommission and asset management plan that makes data removal from hardware devices your highest priority. Evaluate the costs of managing an ITAD and the potential costs (legal and otherwise) of not doing it. If these issues start to stump you, get help from an ITAD expert with the expertise you need to address your data destruction and asset disposition needs.

Ask “it’s demolished, but is it gone” Before you get rid of your old hardware, you must ensure that all the data on it has been permanently destroyed and is nonrecoverable. A trusted partner can help you establish a defensible, documented and repeatable process to prepare, handle or transport and destroy data both on-site or off-site, using methods that comply with the latest U.S. and international standards.

Ensure your ITAD is R2 Compliant. Do they provide the necessary reports needed to pass an Audit? At OceanTech we provide reporting that is unmatched in detail that will pass any third-party audit, protecting you from millions of dollars in liabilities that come with current data protection laws. We will provide the following information directly to you or via an on-line secure portal that allows 24/7 access to all of your projects and compliance records.

Asset Catalog

A report of all equipment received, including the make and model number of the equipment, the corresponding serial numbers and asset tags, if applicable.

Data Destruction

A report detailing each device, make, model and serial number and storage (i.e., hard drive) serial number.

Certificate of Destruction

A certificate of destruction is a document that states receipt and compliant destruction of confidential data.

Focus on your bottom line, making the case for the cost savings and risk management you can achieve by clearing out the old to make way for the new while also guarding against data breaches or thefts.  Retiring old assets at the right time cuts maintenance costs, software licensing costs and even leasing overages.

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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