Originally published to Data Center POST.
Devices like PCs, laptops and tablets, are critical components for business, academia, government, and even regular social interaction. As a result, the number of these devices in use has skyrocketed. Research firm Statista reports global shipments of around 400 million devices per year over the last ten years. Events such as migrations to cloud environments, data center relocations, and technology upgrades are creating an unprecedented need for proper asset disposal. As a result, IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), or the the safe disposal of obsolete or unwanted equipment, has grown in importance as a task that every responsible and successful enterprise must implement.
The process of creating and maintaining a proper ITAD process can be confusing. Businesses can be unclear on where to start, unsure about compliance standards, or simply just not have the time or expertise to devote to ITAD. However, failure to achieve proper standards can result in both financial and reputational damage from regulatory non-compliance, loss of intellectual property, or data breaches. Fortunately, Liquid Technology, an industry-leading IT asset disposition service provider, has created a whitepaper to give organizations a practical understanding of IT device lifecycles and equip them with knowledge regarding how to create a proper ITAD plan. The whitepaper, titled “A Retirement Plan For Your IT Assets,” provides businesses with clear steps to help them form a secure, compliant, and environmentally responsible transition plan for their end-of-life technology. ITAD processes, when created properly, minimize risk and potential financial loss while safeguarding businesses against unethical and damaging consequences.
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