What Kinds of IT Assets Can You Remarket?
When it comes to IT asset disposition (ITAD), it is imperative that North Dakota and South Dakota businesses understand consumer privacy laws governing the proper disposal of equipment and devices, as well as any industry regulations (HIPAA, FACTA, GLBA, etc.) that may apply. Your business has an obligation to protect the sensitive, personal data consumers provide, whether you’re using it, storing it, or disposing of it.
That said, there’s more than one acceptable form of ITAD. While many companies rely on the surety of shredding and recycling hard drives and devices, you should know that you can also have devices thoroughly wiped in order to safely refurbish and remarket them.
This is an attractive alternative for many businesses looking to recoup some costs through resale and do their part for the environment by giving IT assets a second life. When wiping is done properly, it complies with consumer privacy laws by completely eliminating data, keeping your customers and your company safe. If wiping and remarketing devices sounds like a viable option for your business, you just need to know which IT assets you can remarket.
Assets Commonly Remarketed
You might be surprised to learn that all kinds of IT assets could be remarketed, but some are more likely to earn the ROI you seek. Items that businesses typically remarket could include:
- PCs and monitors
- Laptops and tablets
- Networking equipment
- Projectors and other A/V equipment
- Cell phones and mobile devices
- Other reusable miscellaneous electronics
These items, when refurbished, can help to save other businesses or consumers money over buying brand-new, while still offering decent use value.
When deciding whether you want to shred and recycle IT assets or wipe and remarket them, it’s important to consider the potential return for your efforts. Value is based on a number of factors including the age of your device (which could determine how well it integrates with current devices and software, as well as how long it will be supported by the manufacturer), the make and model, any outstanding features, the current market value, and of course, the condition it’s in.
It can be difficult to determine value on your own, although you can certainly spend some time researching the relative value of different IT assets. Your best bet for a speedy assessment is to check in with your certified ITAD service provider. Your ITAD partner can tell you which of your assets still hold enough value to be worth wiping and remarketing.
Can you wipe and remarket devices on your own? You can try a DIY approach, but you may not have the resources to properly wipe and refurbish devices, or to find a market willing to buy them. This is where your ITAD partner can help.
The right service provider not only has the mechanisms in place to resell your devices, but a reliable third party has the knowledge and resources to wipe your equipment and devices in compliance with applicable consumer privacy laws, keeping your business and your customers safe, even as you recoup some cost.
If your North Dakota or South Dakota business is interested in remarketing IT assets, contact the reputable and experienced professionals at SEAM today at 605-274-7326 (SEAM) or online to learn more and request a quote.