Unfortunately, all IT assets at some point must run their courses, and this is where Big Data Supply Inc. will be your partner in providing cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally-responsible asset disposition services.
Big Data Supply Inc. meets all current DOD and NIST standards for IT asset disposition and secure data destruction, as well as EPA’s national guidelines for e-waste recycling. As an R2v3 & RIOS certified company, we’ll ensure data is completely erased and recycled properly for reuse. If reuse of any kind is impossible, we’ll make sure the IT asset is disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Our standard IT asset disposition services include:
Disposing retired IT assets will only involve three simple steps:
SECURE CHAIN OF CUSTODY
COMPLETE AUDIT TRAIL
SECURE DATA DESTRUCTION
In disposing of your retired IT assets, it’s crucial to choose the right ITAD company with a well-defined and well-structured program to ensure the security and integrity of your data, maximize ROI of each asset, control your assets, and stay in compliance with regulatory requirements.
In short, it’s crucial for organizations to find an appropriate ITAD company capable of supporting your organization’s long-term objectives.
IT Asset Disposition or ITAD is the process of disposing of used, retired, or unwanted IT assets (i.e., equipment) in a secure, environmentally sustainable, and cost-effective manner.
In practice, the ITAD process involves disposing of end-of-life IT equipment such as servers, computers, storage devices (HDDs, SSDs, backup tapes,) networking devices, and others with three key focuses:
Proper IT asset disposition is necessary for three main reasons:
ITAD covers all types of IT assets and equipment, but some of the most common ones are:
Since one of the core objectives of ITAD is to prevent confidential, data from being exposed, the ITAD vendor may use a range of measures to maintain data security, including but not limited to:
E-waste recycling solely focuses on recovering valuable materials from electronic waste, including retired IT assets, while ITAD also focuses on environmental sustainability and data security.
The main activity of e-waste recycling is the dismantling of IT assets to recover valuable materials such as aluminum, gold, silicon, and copper. On the other hand, ITAD also involves secure data wiping, asset tracking, and responsible disposal/recycling.
IT asset disposition certificates are official documents issued by ITAD vendors that provide legitimate proof that the retired IT assets have been disposed of in a secure, environmentally responsible way and in compliance with relevant regulations and laws.
The certificate can be used to demonstrate the organization’s compliance with relevant data privacy and environmental laws/regulations, as well as other relevant standards.
Certifications and relevant accreditations indicate that an ITAD company has demonstrated credibility and compliance with relevant standards, regulations, and best practices.
Important certifications in the ITAD industry include:
It’s always a good idea to carefully evaluate potential ITAD vendors based on their certifications, accreditations, experience, and reputation before committing to one vendor.
Yes, and in fact, working with the right ITAD company can help us stay compliant with relevant data handling laws and regulations.
Certified ITAD vendors like Big Data Supply Inc. used specialized data wiping and physical destruction methods to ensure data is unrecoverable from IT assets before recycling, reuse, or disposal.
Some ITAD vendors may charge a fee for pick up and disposal of IT assets, while some may charge a fee for their services.
Additionally, some ITAD companies may offer secure data wiping and destruction services for a fee.
You can sell your retired IT assets in bulk for free without any charge to Big Data Supply Inc.
The answer to this question would depend on the organization’s specific goals and needs, as well as the available resources.
Here are some factors to consider: