July 19, 2024

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IMPORTANT TIPS FOR THE SAFE DISPOSAL OF IT DEVICES AND DATA CARRIERS

When new technology is bought and put into operation, one often does not think about what should happen to the old devices. However, there is growing public pressure on companies it equipment recycling and disposal their electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner.

Keep an eye on the end

Most people forget to include the disposal costs in the total costs of new hardware and data carriers. If you take into account the costs of complying with all compliance rules and the professional data destruction, the decommissioning of devices can be almost as expensive as the original purchase. Therefore, think about the end of its useful life from the start. This way you keep an eye on the long-term costs and have enough time to optimize your ITAD strategy.

Be aware of the risks

IT devices and data carriers that are no longer in use usually contain highly sensitive data that can be easily restored if they have not been professionally destroyed. Not only can this lead to a violation of the rules and other data protection laws, it can also damage your reputation in the long term. These risks should be considered and controlled throughout the hardware lifecycle , not just at the beginning.

Introduce guidelines for secure IT recycling

A guideline adapted to current business processes is important in order to enable standardized disposal of old IT devices and data carriers and to be able to guarantee a secure, sustainable and consistent process. Such a guideline should contain requirements for security, storage and logistics and name all providers . It also enables the results to be reported. Everyone who has to do with IT recycling ITAD in the company must be informed accordingly.