When it’s time for your business to purchase new equipment, you might well think the best course of action is to dump old electronics and move on. However, there are several reasons why this is the wrong way to go.
It’s not enough to secure data on machinery when it’s in use – you also have to take steps to ensure that valuable equipment doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. What should your IT equipment disposal policy include?
You have to make sure that you keep data secure even after you no longer need it. If you don’t yet have an ITAD plan in place, or you don’t really know what asset disposal is, here are a few things you should be aware of.
Not only do electronic devices often contain toxic materials that are illegal to dump, but your company hard drives are home to all kinds of sensitive data that you are legally bound to protect and dispose of properly.