Decommissioning your legacy equipment can feel like an overwhelming task. CTOs and IT managers are under a great deal of pressure to be efficient with resources, prioritize data security, and generate a return on the initial equipment investment. Professional IT Asset Disposition simplifies the process with full-service management of your data center decommissioning or colocation decommissioning projects – from initial inventories to final IT Asset Disposition reporting.
- Has your IT equipment run its lifecycle and needs to be replaced within the same space?
- Is your company trying to improve its efficiency by modernizing its infrastructure?
- Are you moving to a new data center or colocation space?
- Is it time to consolidate your current data center spaces?
Whether you’re moving out of your data center space or you’re replacing old tech with new equipment, the IT asset disposition process can be seamless or painfully tedious. An improperly managed process can mean unnecessary downtime for the business, increased data breach risks, and lost opportunities that reliably generate net positive results. A properly managed one will be convenient, cost-efficient, and secure – keeping you compliant with data security and privacy laws.
The Professional IT Asset Disposition Process
Outsourcing IT asset disposition has proven to be the most efficient and cost-effective option for decommissioning projects. Our strategic six-stage process ensures your needs are met and your security is protected every step along the way.
Phase 1: Decommissioning & Asset Inventory – Led by your professional project manager, outdated equipment, ancillary equipment, and racks are de-installed and removed. A physical inventory, including serial numbers, is compiled and compared to your original inventory files.
Phase 2: Certified On-Site Data Destruction – Protecting your data is essential for a successful IT asset disposition project. Certified on-site data destruction allows you to witness and verify that your information has been completely destroyed prior to leaving your custody. At E-Waste, we shred up to 1,000 drives per hour and can erase 26,000 in-rack and/or 360 loose drives simultaneously.
Phase 3: Equipment Disposal Plan – Recommendations are made for final disposal procedures (resale, recycling, or redeployment). This empowers you with the information you need to make the best decisions for your organization.
Phase 4: Packing and Tracking – Providing verifiable chain-of-custody for your equipment is important for your IT security and for your ROI. A reputable IT asset disposition and data destruction firm will keep your equipment organized and trackable throughout the process.
Phase 5: Purchase or Recycling of Legacy Equipment – The goal is for your decommissioning project to end up net positive. E-Waste can purchase your data center equipment by the lot or by the piece, depending on your organization’s needs. End-of-life equipment gets removed and recycled.
Phase 6: Full IT Asset Disposition Reporting – The decommissioning project is only complete when the final reports are created, including Purchase/Recycle Equipment List, Certificate of Destruction (with serial number report), and Asset Disposal & Destruction Reconciliation.
Explore the Industry’s Most Reliable IT Asset Disposition Firm
E-Waste Security is a hard drive destruction and IT asset disposition company based in Los Angeles, CA. Our onsite data destruction and hard drive shredding service is NAID Certified and compliant with PCI DSS, HIPAA, and GLBA. We provide full-service IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services including the purchase, removal, and recycling of computer equipment to provide our clients with a convenient solution for their decommissioning projects.
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