Not surprisingly, many organizations find they need a partner with expertise who can help them safely dispose of retired equipment in the most cost-effective manner while assuring adherence to environmental and privacy laws. Gartner estimates that it may cost $56 – $131 to dispose of a computer (source: Best Practices for IT Asset Disposal, Gartner, 2008).
Cost is only part of the equation. Ultimately, a company must consider the impact on its internal resources, priorities, and competencies and take measures to ensure that their privacy is secure. The table below illustrates the various trade-offs and costs associated with each disposal option:
When viewed in its entirety, outsourcing the disposal of used computer and electronic equipment with a trusted partner is the logical choice. A competent partner can provide solutions for a broad range of equipment and accessories, provide data sanitization (or an additional level of assurance if that effort is retained in house), and help their clients recover value for their old equipment, while minimizing the impact on a company’s IT organization.
How E-cycletron Can Help
At E-cycletron Ind, we provide a comprehensive solution for organizations needing help managing the disposal of their old computer and electronic equipment. Whether it is brokering the sale of equipment, providing data sanitization services, dismantling retired equipment or products, or recycling electronic components, our professional team brings its collective expertise to the project. Contact us to learn how we can help your organization.