Disposal Management

The latest ITAD and Disposal Management News from IAITAM

The 2017 Scoop on e-Scrap and ITAM

Attending a conference is an excellent barometer for determining the pressures impacting a specific industry. The E-Scrap conference this fall was a great opportunity to take a look at the trends pressuring ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) vendors and their downstream counterparts. To make good choices for the organization’s constant outflow of unwanted computing devices, due diligence of ITAD services has ...

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Five Reasons Why Great ITAD is Like a Great Restaurant

From the outside looking in, most diners seem interchangeable. The provide affordable food, they often sport the same neon-clad decor and they will all have the same Certificate of Health and Safety framed behind the cash register. When you sit down, you’ll be handed laminated menus that will offer the same dishes as the diner the next town over. Of ...

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Ethical ITAD – Doing the Right Thing

Data security and The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are dominating many industry conversations right now. With all the focus on data security and the obvious financial pressures on businesses to reduce costs, a lot of people forget one of the other most important considerations when IT equipment is at the end of its useful life: where does all ...

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Challenges of IT Asset Disposition

IT inventory Management

Anyone who has created a corporate IT Asset Management program, or is contemplating one, will tell you that it is challenging to create a successful program. We will explore some of the issues in doing so. Who should be involved in this process? Who are these stakeholder groups and why do they matter? Do they have competing interests? Let’s explore ...

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Why I became a certified e-Steward

My work in electronics recycling began before I had ever heard of Basel Action Network (BAN) or the e-Stewards idea. I worked as a director of a nonprofit recycling organization for 14 years before coming to work for e-Stewards as the Enterprise Director. Back then, we were just trying to do the best we could with very little knowledge, and, ...

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Four Trends That Affect the IT Asset Disposition Process

2017 marks ten years since the very first iPhone was introduced. Since then, innovation in smart phone technology has made dramatic improvements and it is not slowing down. Smartphones have become omnipresent and more advanced, creating a new world of applications. However, we all know smartphones aren’t the only technology affecting business. Within the business environment IT Managers are satisfying ...

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The Final Check-Out: 8 Lessons Learned from 8,000 Projects

Google, “hacks to improve” and you will find a million shortcuts to improve almost any aspect of your life – your credit score, public speaking, or memory to name just a few. Finding ways to make your organization’s IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) program effective is not as easy, so we created them for you. Experience with clients across a wide ...

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End of Life IT Asset Security

The risk of information security breaches is a large concern for all companies, or it should be, if not. These days, responsible companies are throwing endless resources at preventing hackers from accessing their valuable information and/or customer information at the hands of hackers. While this is very important, they sometimes fail to see the potential information leaks due to little ...

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Check Before You Chuck It: 7 ITAD Mistakes to Avoid

Check Before You Chuck It

Once legacy data has outlived its usefulness, what should you do with it: Repurpose it? Resell it? Recycle it? Destroy it? As it turns out, with IT asset disposal, you may be able to do all of the above. What we’re talking about is e-waste and a lot of it. This includes old computers, computer hardware, printers, fax machines, scanners ...

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