Make sure your IT Disposal strategy includes a focus on remarketing, ensuring the computer equipment which still has value is sold and that value is returned to you.
IT Disposal is commonly not the highest of priorities for organisations, indeed it is sometimes regarded as lost time and money due to the perceived burden on the internal resources handling the processing of old equipment, and the fact they are dealing with equipment perceived as having no value because it has surpassed end of life. As such the task of disposing of old IT can be put off until the cupboards, internal storage, basements, and off-site storage are full to bursting point with dust laden machines.
What many organisations still do not realise is that there can be value to be had from your old IT equipment. Those that embrace IT Asset Management, particularly a proper computer disposal process, have the chance to reap a greater Return on Investment (ROI) from their old hardware, as well as contribute towards corporate environmental sustainability programs in organisation. In order to get the maximum benefit from your old IT, asset management needs to be adopted as a discipline, with the IT department learning to master the art of retiring hardware at the right time.
End of use equipment often has value (depending on its age) so ensure you work with a reputable IT Disposal provider who can help you assess the potential market value of your IT assets and help you achieve the maximum recovery on your investment. Even those broken machines or ones that are well past their use by date can herald a small return on the initial investment as the internal components may be harvested and sold to capture value. Some equipment may be worth nothing at all even after dismantling but you still need to get it out the door in order to regain that valuable storage space, and ensure the equipment is not going to land-fill. CRT monitors no longer have any market value but they do contain large amounts of lead in the tubes, and hence are very harmful to the environment if disposed of improperly, so ensure that you do not donate or give them away as it is likely they will very quickly end up on someone’s front verge and end up in land fill.
The key to getting the best return and ensuring the stockpile of your old IT is kept to a minimum, is not to delay your remarketing. An IT Disposal process that focuses on first recovering the best possible value from your computer equipment will maximise the return you get. The time factor in an IT Disposal process is important as equipment values for used equipment only move in one direction; down. Each month your equipment could depreciate in market value by between 5 and 7%, so do not delay your efforts to clear out your old equipment to ensure you can recover maximum value for your assets.
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