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IT Asset Reuse Services
IT Asset Recovery
Offering several routes to revenue for our clients via refurbishment, wholesale and retail channels, and smart pricing analytics.
Solutions for solid state and magnetic hard drives, backup tapes and CDs and DVDs are available. Compliant with local regulations.
Services including asset decommissioning, inventory verification, remarketing, redeployment, recycling of IT assets.
SRS provides complete services to support IT asset reuse and e-waste recycling for our clients including:
- Services at the client location, including decommissioning, inventory reconciliation of IT assets and on-site data destruction
- Pick-up of assets and transport to SRS processing facility
- Asset tracking and reporting via our web-based asset inventory system
- Destruction of all digital data
- IT asset reuse or electronics recycling based on disposition of asset
Our services are supported by client portals for order requests, receipt/fulfillment, order tracking, updates to completion, invoice submission and asset reporting.
Need Global ITAD Services?
Global companies trust SRS to provide comprehensive IT asset disposition and e-waste recycling services.
Compliant Disposition of End-of-Life Electronics
With the information technology explosion, businesses have adopted a multitude of electronic devices to streamline and automate business processes. When this equipment has outlived its useful life, environmentally compliant disposal is an important consideration. When the equipment contains private digital data, security and a defined chain-of-custody becomes imperative. SRS offers reuse and recycling solutions for a wide range of retired electronic equipment.
SRS manages data bearing assets throughout the IT asset disposition process, ensuring data is protected throughout.
Companies have a vested interest in protecting confidential corporate information stored digitally. Examples of data that needs to be protected include:
- Employee data
- Trade secrets
- Copyrights and other intellectual property
- Customer correspondence
- Customer database
- Current access codes to secure intranet
- Credit information
- Corporate accounting information
- Pension plans
- Payroll records
- Personnel details
- Account numbers
- Signature cards
- Phone numbers
The importance of a standardized and documented process cannot be overstated. Questions about data breaches from retired IT assets seldom surface immediately. If a stray hard drive with data is discovered 5 years down the road, the key to minimizing liability will be your ability to demonstrate that your company took prudent precautions when the asset was retired and disposed. Being able to produce documented processes and proof that these processes were consistently followed will be important deciding factors. Certificates of data destruction and consistent audit trails are important proof points.
Secure and standardized processing ensures you meet corporate and regulatory compliance mandates
Your IT asset disposition program should be consistent with your company’s risk management and data security policies. Additionally, companies must adhere to regulations governing data privacy and protecting the environment.
If you operate in a highly regulated industry or work for a publicly traded company, it will be important to your organization that detailed audit trails of how assets are disposed and how data is systematically destroyed are documented.
Defined and repeatable processes, audit trails, standardized processing of equipment and certificates of data destruction have become mainstays in successful ITAD programs. This standardization ensures that companies can demonstrate data has been safeguarded and destroyed in a systematic and consistent manner, compliant with required legislation.
Delivering value in the total cost of ownership of IT equipment is achieved through resourceful reuse and recycling of IT assets and electronic equipment.
In today’s market, there is a fee for some recycling services. Years ago, commodity values of precious metals were high enough to cover the cost of electronics recycling. The value of recovered precious metals is not high enough in today’s market to offset service charges associated with responsible recycling. If your assets are usable and can be resold, it is possible to offset transportation and data destruction costs through the resell of your assets.
Variables that will impact your final program structure and costs include:
- Where your assets are located
- Number, type, age and condition of assets
- Asset tracking and reporting requirements
- Your data destruction requirements
- Support services – account management and technical services
Providing an ethical and sustainable solution, consistent with the circular economy is important to many companies today.
Reusing IT assets decreases the need to manufacture new products. Recycling broken and obsolete electronics facilitates the recovery of commodity materials which can be used to make next generation products. These closed loop approaches are consistent with the increasing popular circular economy model.
Most public companies prioritize data security and compliance goals when defining their IT asset disposition (ITAD) programs. Too many companies have had their brand reputation damaged from press reports on data breaches and the illegal dumping of e-waste and hazardous waste. As much as possible, global companies seek to operate to a standardized program, across all locations, with recognition that regional differences need to be accommodated.