3 Myths About IT Asset Disposal and Electronics Recycling

3 Myths About IT Asset Disposal and Electronics Recycling

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....

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5 Tips for Computer Disposal and Data Destruction

5 Tips for Computer Disposal and Data Destruction

At ITAMG we have been advising our clients on the big picture best practices for IT asset management, computer recycling, and secure data erasure. The following are five specific tips to help you make the most of your IT asset disposal program.   1) Communicate...

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Performing IT Asset Disposal Vendor Due Diligence (Part 2)

Performing IT Asset Disposal Vendor Due Diligence (Part 2)

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...

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Performing IT Asset Disposal Vendor Due Diligence

Performing IT Asset Disposal Vendor Due Diligence

Part 1: Instituting a Master Service Agreement IT Asset Management Group (ITAMG) will be publishing multiple blog posts to prepare organizations for audits around computer equipment disposal, environmental compliance, and data security for end of life media and...

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Networking Device Erasure and Data Destruction

Networking Device Erasure and Data Destruction

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...

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Calculate the Value of Used Computer Equipment

Calculate the Value of Used Computer Equipment

Perhaps the most common question people ask IT Asset Management Group is how do we figure out what surplus IT equipment is worth? In order for ITAMG to provide our clients with bids, proposals, and projections for surplus and end of life computer equipment, we...

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Lowering the Carbon Footprint of IT Asset Disposition

We here at IT Asset Management Group (ITAMG) regularly come across regional organizations such as universities, hospitals, media companies and local banks that are engaged with disposal providers that ship their retired IT equipment several hundred or even a thousand...

Evaluating Data Destruction and Data Protection Compliance

As a NAID Certified Secure Destruction Specialist my goal is to offer information security and compliance professionals objective advice backed by experience, industry best practices and a keen knowledge of the applicable regulatory requirements.  When working with...

Lessons from Arrow’s Closure of IT Asset Disposition Business

Last week Arrow Electronics Inc. announced that it would be shutting the doors on its IT asset disposition service business leaving the industry dumbfounded and thousands of customers concerned with how to proceed with their day to day disposal requirements. Although...

Maintaining Rational Policies in the Face of Failure

When we fail in life, especially at our security, we tend to overreact and make quick and sweeping changes. If you leave your door open and your home is burglarized, moving out of your neighborhood or installing a state of the art security system may be an irrational...

Add NIST 800-88 to Your DoD Data Destruction Playbook

It’s time your IT asset disposal program manager ditches a murky understanding of DoD data destruction(Department of Defense 5220.22-M) by adding a clearer understanding of the NIST 800-88 (National Institute of Standards and Technology 800-88 Guidelines for Media...

Bidding a Project to Computer Liquidators

If your IT department generates valuable surplus computer equipment whether through a regular refresh project, office relocation, staff reduction or merger it will be helpful to understand how to bid out an IT asset disposal project to computer liquidators.We suggest...

Three Quick IT Liquidation Tips

Evaluating an IT liquidation provider to purchase your corporate IT equipment can be a difficult task to accomplish. There are a good deal of variables that can lead an IT manager down a path where he or she will be unable to accurately evaluate competitive...

Hard Drive Disposal Options

Proper handling of end of life computer equipment and electronic media is critical to avoiding costly data breaches and debilitating exposures to your business and client data. Your options for hard drive disposal should not be limited by archaic security...