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What Is ITAD (IT Asset Disposal) and Why Is It Important?

ITAD device data wipe erasure

IT asset disposition (ITAD) is the business built around disposing of obsolete or unwanted equipment in a safe and ecologically-responsible manner.

ITAD vendors specialize in the process of streamlining disposition of IT assets, while minimizing costs and maximizing recouping of losses. Businesses have a heavy replacement cycle of IT equipment. Enterprises with worn out old equipment are faced regularly with decisions of whether to refurbish or resell, recycle or dispose of business equipment.

ITAD exists in response to a number of considerations in replacing business equipment:

Data security means storage devices must be securely wiped.
Proper disposal of ecologically-sensitive materials be done properly or businesses may face fines.
Charitable donations and giving away equipment is more socially responsible than paying environmental fees for unnecessary disposal.
Information about how ecologically-sensitive components should be disposed of is not common knowledge.
Businesses stand to recoup losses in environmental fees and offset costs of purchasing new equipment through judicious recycling or reselling. For example, gold can be recycled from motherboards; equipment can be sold on auction websites or to employees.

With over 2.5 billion gigabytes of data being generated daily and with hefty new fines introduced as part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), securely sanitizing assets and data that’s no longer needed is becoming increasingly important for businesses.

IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) is the process by which businesses dispose of unwanted IT equipment, like laptops, desktop computers, and mobile phones. Businesses need to be sure that their ITAD processes will not only safely dispose of unwanted technology, but also any personal data that might be found on these devices. Failure to do this could lead to data-breach and fines, so utilizing the most effective and efficient methods to securely and permanently remove sensitive data is key to earn and keep client trust.

 

Add an additional level of security to your existing ITAD program with software-based data erasure

 

MobiCode has developed MobiWIPE and MobiWIPE HD, robust software solutions that are designed to safely and securely permanently erase sensitive data from mobile phones and HDDs and SSDs in desktop computers, laptops and servers.

Not only do MobiWIPE and MobiWIPE HD provide insured data erasure across all IT assets, but each wipe also offers customisable reporting and process automation, as well as certification. The MobiWIPE tools are fully compliant with GDPR, ADISA other regulatory standards.

MobiCode have over 10 years of experience in the ITAD industry. We are a partner that can be trusted to safely and securely assist in the disposal of your businesses’ unwanted IT assets. Contact us today to register your interest.