It is Demolished, But Is It Gone?
Hardware Device



Managing your IT Assets through their entire lifecycle is a big job. Deal with that huge tasks by breaking it up into some easy-to-accomplish steps:

  1. Create an Action Plan bringing together everyone who needs to be involved – IT legal, office management staff, and even C-level executives.
  2. Create a decommission and asset management plan that makes data removal from hardware devices your highest priority. Evaluate the costs of managing an ITAD and the potential costs (legal and otherwise) of not doing it. If these issues start to stump you, get help from an ITAD expert with the expertise you need to address your data destruction and asset disposition needs.

Ask “it’s demolished, but is it gone?” Before you get rid of your old hardware, you must ensure that all the data on it has been permanently destroyed and is nonrecoverable. A trusted partner can help you establish a defensible, documented, and repeatable process to prepare, handle or transport and destroy data both on-site or off-site, using methods that comply with the latest U.S. and international standards.

Asset Catalog

A report of all equipment received, including the make and model number of the equipment, the corresponding serial numbers, and asset tags, if applicable.

Data Destruction

A report detailing each device, make, model and serial number, and storage (i.e., hard drive) serial number.

Certificate of Destruction

A certificate of destruction is a document that states receipt and compliant destruction of confidential data.

Focus on your bottom line, making the case for the cost savings and risk management you can achieve by clearing out the old to make way for the new while also guarding against data breaches or thefts.  Retiring old assets at the right time cuts maintenance costs, software licensing costs, and even leasing overages.

Author: OceanTech