The IT asset disposition process will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the type of equipment and whether you’re handling it internally or with a vendor. However, any ITAD process should prioritize:
CHAIN OF CUSTODY
Whether your devices are being transferred among departments at your organization or to a vendor, you’ll want to maintain documentation of exactly who is in possession of the equipment and when. This will prevent any unauthorized personnel from accessing IT assets during the disposition process and, if data is compromised, make it easier to determine how it happened.
SECURE DATA DESTRUCTION
Ensuring data is securely and permanently erased is perhaps the most important step in the ITAD process. As any IT asset manager will attest, this is never quite as simple as it sounds, and specialized data destruction methods are needed to ensure complete security.
IT assets undergoing disposition are likely to be in various functional and cosmetic conditions. Rather than simply recycling all of your equipment, it can be much more cost effective to assess each device individually and put it on a customized disposition path. For example, reusable devices can be sold to control costs or even redeployed with updated operating systems.
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At Cascade Asset Management, we have been a trusted provider of IT asset disposition in the most strictly regulated industries since 1999. We hold advanced credentials, including NAID AAA Certification and are well known for providing the most secure, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions, as evidenced by our customer satisfaction rating of more than 99%.
To learn more about what IT asset disposition is and why it’s important for your organization, contact Cascade Asset Management today.
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