Getting Rid of Used Computer and Electronic Equipment?
In today’s modern economy, businesses are constantly purchasing, upgrading, or modifying their essential computing and communication equipment and related devices.
Usually these changes are in support of important business strategies and, as a consequence, they demand and receive considerable resources and management attention. However, these changes also pose another challenge for organizations: what do they do with the older equipment that is being retired?
Fortunately, many options are available including: employee sales, charitable donations, brokered sale or auction, manufacturer trade-ins, or recycling. However, many devices today have data-bearing components which must be sanitized to protect companies and their customers from unwanted data breaches.
Failure to do so not only places the company’s reputation at risk, but may also subject it to significant fines, penalties, and loss of business. In short, managing the retirement of old equipment can be as complex and costly as new technology deployments.