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How to Protect Your Data in ITAD

Posted by Mallory on Apr 4, 2016 12:16:39 PM

Concerns about your business are never more founded then when it’s time to ensure data security in disposing of outdated or damaged technology. A surprisingly high number – 80 percent – of organizations admit to losing track of assets during the disposition process.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security, Remarketing, E-Commerce, 3PL, Inventory

De-stress Your End-of-Quarter Corporate Refresh

Posted by Mallory on Mar 24, 2016 4:51:31 PM

As the end of the quarter draws near, many companies are preparing for a corporate refresh of their IT equipment. For most, the process of keeping data secure and disposal of the company’s outdated assets can be a stressful, logistical nightmare.

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Topics: Reverse Logistics, IT Asset Disposition, Remarketing, 3PL, Inventory Control

How to Identify Your Risks and Reduce Stress in ITAD: Your Corporate IT Refresh

Posted by Mallory on Dec 30, 2015 3:45:04 PM

We have come to rely on the latest technology to keep us connected to co-workers throughout our company, support virtual office services, virtual conferences calls, project management, and manage extremely detailed customer databases. Our view on technology typically is the newer-the-better; the more features- the easier our workday can become, at least until it is time for a corporate refresh of our IT devices and equipment.

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Topics: Reverse Logistics, IT Asset Disposition, Data Security, Remarketing, 3PL

How to Ensure Data Security and Value Recovery in ITAD

Posted by Mallory on Nov 25, 2015 3:48:36 PM

So much is hidden in your IT assets, from data to dollars. So, how do you successfully navigate data security when disposing of outdated or damaged technology? At the same time, how can you retrieve the remaining value from those devices in order to give your bottom line a boost? The good news is there is a way to accomplish both tasks with confidence.

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Topics: Reverse Logistics, IT Asset Disposition, Data Security, Remarketing, E-Commerce

How to Unlock the Value of Surplus Inventory

Posted by Mallory on Nov 18, 2015 3:57:08 PM

Increasing Your Bottom Line with Surplus Inventory

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Topics: Warranty Returns, Reverse Logistics, IT Asset Disposition, Remarketing, Marketing, E-Commerce, Online Retail Sales, Sales

Safe Disposal of Your IT Assets- A Checklist

Posted by Mallory on Nov 11, 2015 10:05:09 AM

Some of your most important IT data may very well be playing hide and seek.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security

How to Recover Capital from Your Old Technology Investments

Posted by Allyson on Oct 7, 2015 10:30:00 AM

The pace of the IT asset churn keeps increasing. This year alone the average IT budget is forecast to rise by 13 percent as organizations spend more on security tools, customer-facing technologies, social and mobile tools, analytics systems, and cloud computing. But the introduction of new technology also means organizations are faced with a growing volume of IT equipment that has reached the end of its lifecycle.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security

How the Internet of Things Raises the Stakes for IT Asset Disposition

Posted by Allyson on Sep 23, 2015 4:17:22 PM

The explosive growth of the Internet of Things brings a whole new set of challenges for IT asset disposition. While organizations are increasingly learning to pay close attention to the disposition of hard drives, the proliferation of connected devices means they need to broaden the scope of their data security measures.

Data may actually reside in places where you would never think to look. As a growing number of devices collect, store, and monitor data, you need to reach beyond the hard drive when time comes to decommission your equipment. And based on research by IDC that need will only continue to grow in importance.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security

The Importance of Reporting & Analytics In Reverse Logistics

Posted by Allyson on Aug 26, 2015 1:55:48 PM

What to Look for in a 3rd Party Reverse Logistics Provider

Reporting and analytics are growing in significance. Not only do your end-customers take for granted that they will be able to track their purchases online, you should also expect your third-party service provider to deliver quick, accurate, and accessible status reports on the progress of your inventory.

In fact, the quality of the reporting is frequently what sets one provider apart from another. Top-of-the-line reporting and analytics hold the key to evaluating the effectiveness of your sales strategy and provide fool-proof evidence that you are in compliance with any environmental and government regulations.

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Topics: Reverse Logistics, IT Asset Disposition

5 Signs You Need Help with IT Asset Disposition

Posted by Allyson on Aug 19, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Consider the following questions:

  • Is your IT team equipped to properly dispose of your retired IT assets?

  • Are you up to date on the minutiae of environmental and electronically stored data regulations?

  • Do you know with fool-proof certainty the location of every piece of end-of-life IT equipment?

  • Do you know which disposition channel yields the highest ROI for your products?

At some point, your IT equipment will have to be disposed of and that last step of your IT asset management strategy needs to be handled with great care. As countless news stories illustrate, too many organizations let their attention slip, exposing them to costly data breaches, legal penalties, and public humiliation.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition

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