"You must identify and know what assets you have in your inventory, what’s operational, what is close to nearing the end of its lifecycle, and what is being under utilized,” says Cortney Horstman recycling coordinator for BCD Electro.
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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 13, 2013
Asset retirement should be in a company's action plan.
Nearly every enterprise has equipment in a data center that is outdated or underutilized. When companies are looking to recycle or repurpose old electronic equipment, a better understanding of what equipment is in stock and how it’s being used is needed. “You must identify and know what assets you have in your inventory, what’s operational, what is close to nearing the end of its lifecycle, and what is being under utilized,” says Cortney Horstman, recycling coordinator for BCD Electro. A lot of headaches can be saved by working with a vendor that can repurpose or recycle, making certain they are wiping the data before it ever leaves the door.
This is an industry where it pays to be proactive.
Consider the high cost of downtime. Even a small outage can cause big problems for businesses. What is the company's RTO (recovery time objective)?
That’s where data center infrastructure management tools prove their worth. "Prove your worth by keeping your equipment up to date and in best operating condition. When you are investing in equipment, review your current inventory and retire the equipment that is pulling from your bottom line....Your CFO notices,” says Horstman. This is an industry where it pays to be proactive.
Know the company's needs when looking for an asset disposal partner.
A company that specializes in hardware repair or asset disposal should be able to ascertain what makes more economic sense: to repair, reconfigure, or recycle it. By maximizing equipment's value, an asset recovery service can improve the environmental status of the company.
When seeking a company for asset retirement, "Look to work with companies with reputable asset recovery programs and data security compliance knowledge," states Casey Kistler, business development director from Wind Stream. “Know your needs when looking for an asset disposal partner. For example, a company where data security is mission-critical will want to go with a service that keeps detailed records of serialization, wiping and destruction of your equipment,” says Horstman.
Hardware resellers and disposal services will provide complete reports down to the final destination of the equipment, whether it be a certificate of destruction or information about recycling activity. Make sure to use a company that is audited by independent auditors to ensure compliance. If continually recycling or reselling surplus hardware, look for a service that will set up an ongoing contract with you.
BCD Electro, and through its subsidiary BCDElectro store, is a full service remarketing and recycling company. Through a broad suite of best practices, business-ready solutions, services and products BCD Electro provides secure and timely control of key product lifecycle management processes to help companies accelerate revenue, drive innovation, reduce costs, improve quality, and ensure regulatory compliance. We specialize in recycling IT , telecom, networking and hospital equipment as well as sales of excess inventory from manufacturing operations.
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