The first step to maximizing the value of IT asset disposal is taking an accurate inventory of your excess IT equipment. This free template will ensure your capture the most important data for generating accurate quotes.
The National Institute for Standards and Technology's Guidelines for Media Sanitization 800-88 is the leading resource related to data sanitization and disposition of media. We have done the research and broken down the document into these top 5 tips.
We developed the ITAMG Depreciation Calculator to allow our clients to plug in the original purchase price of equipment and determine the deprecation cycle stage as well as an estimate on what the fair market value of the equipment might be. The calculator won't tell you what your retired equipment is worth on the secondary markets, but we hope it becomes a helpful tool for your lease planning.
Use this template as a road map for performing a site visit to an ITAD or electronics recycling vendor's site. This will help you document due diligence in selecting a vendor as well as display your commitment to regular review of your asset management practices.
Government agencies, corporations, and various institutions are taking measures to improve IT asset management and disposition practices in order to mitigate risk of a data breach, achieve environmental initiatives, and ensure optimal financial performance. This piece provides some key knowledge for building a secure and efficient IT disposal program.
Many companies in the electronics recycling and IT asset disposal industry utilize scare tactics and try to focus a buyer’s attention on false narratives to win new clients and increase profitability of contracts. We believe in transparency and educating our clients. Here are some facts in response to three common myths being disseminated by disposal service providers.
Storage devices and electronic media are not the only devices that require erasure and data destruction service levels in order to eliminate risks of causing a breach from an equipment disposition. Networking devices, routers, and switches hold sensitive information that in the wrong hands can be used to find entry to or otherwise compromise a network’s security.
Part 1: Instituting a Master Service Agreement
On this first series of posts we will be focused on advising organizations on how to develop a packet of documents that will provide auditors a clear explanation of the asset disposal process, the roles of the key stakeholders involved, and the responsibilities of internal and third party providers.
Part 2: Documenting a Site Visit to an IT Asset Disposal Service Provider
In this second installment of best practices for vetting a disposal vendor and documenting a process for electronic waste disposition IT Asset Management Group (ITAMG) is advising organizations to prepare for audits around eWaste recycling, environmental compliance, and data security for end of life media and IT assets by performing and documenting a site visit to the disposal vendor’s facility.