Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 70 - Page 19

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EFFECTIVE DISPOSAL OF RETIRED IT ASSETS : OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW

Xperien is a leading South Africa-based IT Asset Disposition ( ITAD ) company striving to reduce the global e-waste problem and optimise the lifecycle of IT hardware . We hear from Xperien ITAD Specialist Bridgette Vermaak about the benefits of effective disposal of retired IT assets .

Companies shouldn ’ t let old tech go to waste , they should dispose of their old devices instead of letting them collect dust in a drawer or storage . Outdated PCs , laptops , monitors and other IT equipment could easily be converted into revenue or even be refurbished and reused or sold .

Xperien ITAD specialist Bridgette Vermaak says out with the old and in with the new . “ Companies constantly acquire new technologies that results in a corresponding and often overlooked increase in retired IT assets . “ These outdated PCs , laptops , monitors and other IT equipment tend to quietly pile up in storerooms .”
She said this is the perfect time of the year for companies to schedule a year-end asset disposal and data destruction campaign . “ There is no time better
There is no time better than now to clear out storerooms and start the new year with a clean slate .
than now to clear out storerooms and start the new year with a clean slate . These old electronics can be used as a ‘ trade-in ’ on new or refurbished equipment , or even converted into cash .”
However , Vermaak warned that asset disposition must be done professionally as it presents unique challenges and potential costs that companies seldom consider . “ Scrapping storeroom bound computers without proper consideration for data protection processes and regulations , or the proper elimination of data , could be disastrous for any company .”
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