You struggle to track your IT assets
In a business or legal situation, whenever anything of value is lost or damaged, establishing “chain of custody” (information showing who touched the item, when and where) becomes essential. An inability to maintain chain of custody documentation consistently and accurately is a clear sign that you need ITAD delivered by a responsible provider IT asset Disposition strategy. Simply reformatting a disk drive doesn’t actually erase the files stored on a drive, only the tables pointing to the files. Completely eradicating data requires specialized equipment and/or software to ensure that the data on them never falls into the wrong hands.
You want to lower your total cost of ownership
Making sure your organization is lowering its TCO is an important aspect of managing your IT assets; this boils down to reviewing your current and future system requirements and optimizing your schedule of acquiring and retiring your IT assets. The mistake many organizations make is to hold on to hardware for too long in the hopes of saving money Nine Key Signs that you need a secure IT asset Disposition strategy. However, a regular refresh schedule backed by ITAD will enable you to retire assets before the costs of supporting them increase significantly while also recouping more residual value.
YOU’RE COMMITTED TO BEING IT/DATA-DRIVEN
We live in a data-driven world Iron Mountain. And even with the pandemic-related disruptions and lingering IT supply chain issues, overall spending on new technology remains very much on the upswing—including both cloud services and on-premises solutions. Unless you are seriously bucking that trend, it means you are going to be acquiring and retiring a lot of IT asset Disposition strategy for the foreseeable future. Understanding the amount of IT assets and the resources required for efforts like ensuring a secure chain of custody and data sanitization will determine whether you can support ITAD on your own or whether it makes sense to rely on a third-party provider of ITAD services.
We depend on our digital devices, but every time we upgrade to the latest and greatest, it means getting rid of the old stuff. That’s why so many IT assets servers, hard drives and other data-bearing devices—are piling up in offices and making their way into landfills. Available through OMNIA Partners, Public Sector, Iron Mountain offers a variety of services to protect customer information across every phase of the information lifecycle. Iron Mountain, helps organizations, large and small, deal with their retired IT assets in a secure and environmentally responsible way, through IT Asset Disposition ITAD.
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NINE KEY SIGNS THAT YOU NEED A SECURE IT ASSET DISPOSITION STRATEGY