According to a recent Gartner report entitled Market Guide for IT Asset Disposition, technological and regulatory changes are forcing the traditional ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) service providers to re-think their business models.
However, the report finds that the most important aspects of ITAD remain the sanitization of data bearing equipment (HDD’s and so on) as well as properly compliant environmental recycling. In addition, as the Internet of Things (IoT) actually becomes a reality then correspondingly ITAD must catch up in order to process the disposition of connected devices as and when they are removed from service. These devices pose a significant risk because of the data stored within them. To put this into focus. some commentators have suggested that by 2020 there will be 20 billion devices connected to the internet (source: NANOG 69).
For these reasons the selection of a properly qualified ITAD partner is essential for corporates wishing to protect themselves from reputation (brand) damage and other compliance risks. TXO is already providing ITAD services to a range of clients in the Telecoms, Retail and Data Centre Industries.
TXO’s ITAD solution encompasses the following credentials:
- De-installation i.e. physical removal of hardware (and software) from present location
- AATF status with the relevant Local Authority which means that waste material can be transported and processed legally and in compliance with relevant regulations
- Data wiping/sanitization arrangements in place utilising the highly regarded Blancco System within TXO’s dedicated facility; this service includes laptops, PCs and also server arrays and loose drives. Not only does the sanitization meet relevant standards but most importantly it is certificated – read more about the importance of securely erasing data with Blancco data erasure software
- Onsite destruction of data bearing elements using mobile shredding equipment
- Physical destruction (shredding) of data bearing elements with production of certificate of destruction at TXO’s location
- Remarketing/resale. Where permitted can make the difference between the client making a payment for the services and receiving a share of surplus revenue and meeting circular economy goals
- Recycling in an ethical and legally compliant manner