Disposal Management

The latest ITAD and Disposal Management News from IAITAM

The Market for ITAD Vendors in China – An Analysis of Current Practices and Opportunities

By Umang Saini & Amjad Afanah, UCLA Students ITAK V7 I1 With an estimated population of 1.4 billion and a large IT industry, China would seem to offer extraordinary opportunity for firms specializing in IT asset disposition (“ITAD”).  This article documents the findings from a six-month consulting assignment conducted by MBA students from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management to ...

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Selecting an ITAD Strategy – Do Goals Stop at Disposal and Compliance or Also Include Financial Return?

By Gabrielle Bové, PlanITROI ITAK V7 I1 C.S. Lewis once said, “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” If we visualize a road to achieving a successful IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) program, then the beginning would be the minimal service required.  Most IT asset managers would consider environmental compliance and data security at the beginning of the road. ...

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Capturing Asset Change Data – Catch Point Strategies

By Brett Husselbaugh, eTelligent Solutions Inc. ITAK V6 I10 Competent capture of asset change data is often overlooked and an under-designed aspect of the typical ITAM solution.   Accurate data capture necessitates tight integration led by process and strongly supported by automation.  Even though there are many ITAM tools available, clients are largely left to figure this part of the solution ...

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Donating to Charity Safely and Effectively – Meet Social Responsibility Goals through Managed Hardware Remarketing

By Jill Vaske, Redemtech ITAK V6 I10 For those of us who spend our days immersed in technology, it is hard to imagine what life is like for the one-third of Americans who lack a home PC or broadband Internet access. This digital exclusion creates major barriers to getting and keeping a job, succeeding in school, keeping up with family ...

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Considering the Future of ITAM – Where ITAM is Going and How to Get There Safely

By David Puckett, Animus Solutions ITAM History They say history repeats itself but most people don’t think that applies to the technology industry.  It is hard to believe that we are considering our industry to be repeating itself.  I came into the IT industry just as time-share computing was ending.  During those times, companies contracted for computing using multi-year contracts ...

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U.S. Government Steps UP Green Initiatives Complexity in Software Licenses – An update from the Green Electronics Council

By Sarah O’Brien, EPEAT/Green Electronics Council ITAK Volume 6 Issue 8 The recent announcement of an overarching National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship signals an increased commitment on the part of the US Federal Government to “green” purchasing, management and end of life disposition of information and communication technology (ICT) products.  Since the government spends an estimated $79 billion on Information ...

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Case Study: Improving ITAD – The Next Generation Cure for Catholic Health Initiatives

By Ron Horn & Dag Adamson ITAK V6 I9 One of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) operates 73 hospitals and other facilities in 19 states and continues to grow and expand.   CHI’s IT organization streamlines and distributes IT operations in support of world class healthcare.  Additional goals include maintaining regulatory compliance and improving operational and ...

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Electronic Healthcare Data Erasure – Concerns for Secure Disposal Management

By Markku Willgren, Blancco ITAK Volume 6 Issue 9: Disposal Management   Editor’s Note:  Laws that are specific to health care data and the health care industry in the U.S. impact the data erasure programs that are used during redeployment and disposal.  This article provides information to the IT Asset Managers responsible for developing or using the data erasure programs ...

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Reduce Security Threats during Disposal – Processes that Work and Why

By Jim Kegley, US Micro Corporation ITAK Volume 6 Issue 8   Data security, IT hardware disposal and environmental sustainability are among the most urgent topics of concern for IT decision makers. Yet, most IT capital goes toward improving internal security while off-network breaches remain a serious and often unrecognized threat.   The average lifecycle of a computer remains three ...

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