Most companies that experienced delays in IT equipment delivery due to the disrupted supply chain, have now received their 2020 computer upgrades. However, acquiring new technologies means a corresponding and often overlooked increase in retired IT assets. These outdated PCs, laptops, monitors and other IT equipment tend to quietly pile up in storerooms or disposed in a haphazard manner, through auctions or staff sales.
Scrapping storeroom bound computers without proper consideration for data protection processes and regulations or the proper elimination of data, could be disastrous for any company. When disposing of retired IT assets, managers should practice due diligence and ensure their storerooms follow the necessary data erasure techniques to protect their company data.
Our CEO, Wale Arewa urges companies to schedule a year-end asset disposal and data destruction campaign.
“This is a good time to clear storerooms out and start 2021 with a clean slate. Asset disposition presents unique challenges and potential costs that companies seldom consider - it must be done professionally.”
IT disposal has legislative requirements, compliance to Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI 2013), the National Environmental Waste Management Act 2008 (NEMWA 2008), the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA) and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Most businesses struggle to manage IT assets effectively because they do not have a clear picture of the assets they have deployed. Consequently, they probably pay unnecessary insurance and other charges due to inaccurate IT asset inventory data.
Controlling and having insight into a company's IT assets is critical in today’s technology-driven business environment. In order to manage these IT assets more efficiently, drive down costs, increase productivity and reduced risk, one needs clear and comprehensive visibility into the whole lifecycle of an IT asset with a spotlight on IT disposal.
With many still working from home, this does not have to create a strain on the limited resource. As an ITAD service provider, we provide effective data erasure services while offering value for most redundant equipment.
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