IT and Electronics Asset Disposition is the process of securely and responsibly reusing or recycling of electronic assets which are no longer needed or no longer in service. IT and Electronics IT Asset Disposition should meet the three critical requirements for:
- Data Security
- Information Privacy
- Environmental Protection
Data Security, Information Privacy, and Environmental Protection must all be addressed to safeguard an organization’s reputation and prevent costly fines. Every organization is responsible to adhere to both federal and state laws regarding Data Security, Information Privacy, and Environmental Protection. Failure to do so will result in costly fines.
Using ERI for IT and Electronics Asset Disposition safeguards one from all such scenarios.
ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics Asset Disposition service provider in the United States. ERI has the smallest downstream footprint of any competitor. What does this mean to you? ERI is able to process both data-bearing and non-data bearing assets your organization has while ensuring data destruction and reducing the environmental impact. Examples include:
Servers, Routers, Switches
Computers, Tablets, and Phones
Printers, Postage Meters, Phone Systems
Video Display Devices
Televisions and Monitors
Computers, Tablets, and Phones
Registers, Scanners, Self-Checkout, ATMs
Battery-powered Toys, Handheld Games, Smart Watches
Instrumentation and Control Devices, Lab Equipment, Metering
General Electrical and Electronics Scrap
The term IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) is commonly used to describe the management of procedures necessary to securely and responsibly process IT assets to be retired or re-used by an organization.
However, the acceleration of technology blurs the line between “IT assets” and “electronic assets” through an increasing number of data bearing devices, compounded by the mountain of legacy devices many organizations have stockpiled. Such potential data-bearing equipment includes:
- Telephones (Both Cordless and Wired)
- Magnetic Tape Cartridges
- VHS Tapes
- DV Cassettes
- Blu-ray Discs
- Swipe & PIN Cards
- ID Cards
- Televisions and Monitors
- Smart Watches
- Fax Machines
- Floppy Disks
- Reel-To-Reel Tapes
- Chip & PIN Cards
- Circuit Boards
While many of the items on the list seem antiquated, they exist – in warehouses, storage rooms, and closets in most organizations. Items such as televisions and monitors generally are not data bearing, but screen “burn in” can be of concern for an organization’s security requirements while also containing harmful toxic elements that must be managed properly to ensure environmental compliance.
ERI is capable of processing all data-bearing assets as well as any non-data bearing devices.
ERI is more than just an ITAD provider (although we are the largest in the U.S.). ERI is more than just an e-recycler (yes, we are the largest e-recycler in the U.S. too). The sum of the parts is greater than the whole. ERI is the only true, fully-integrated IT and electronics Asset Disposition company in the United States and possible the world.
ERI is the largest fully integrated electronics & IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States.
Did You Know?
Just 1 gigabyte of data can equal as many as 675,000 pages of information.
Most computer hard drives are 500GB, meaning they can contain up to 337.5 million pages of information!
MIT tested over 150 used hard drives and over 92% contained recoverable sensitive information including social security numbers, credit card numbers, medical records and more.
An average small data breach costs a company $3.5 million dollars.
The two most common causes of data breaches are viruses/malware & misappropriated e-waste.
Many states mandate e-waste recycling, and more companies are now starting to mandate data destruction for company devices.
Electronics are the fastest growing solid waste stream in the world.
E-waste can contain lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous materials which when improperly recycled can leach into the soil and groundwater.
More devices today contain sensitive data, from smartphones to computers to tablets and beyond. This data must be destroyed when a device is deemed obsolete, or the information can be obtained by e-waste data miners.
The ERI Advantage
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ERI wipes devices in accordance with Department of Defense (DOD) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards before being sent to its state-of-the-art e-waste shredders. To further ensure the safety and security of client data, ERI offers video verification of process as well as a Certificate of Destruction.
ERI is the nation’s largest e-waste recycler, with eight facilities servicing every zip code nationwide, and partners around the globe. It doesn’t matter where a company, organization or individual is located, ERI is here to serve.
Electronic devices are assigned a serial number, enabling tracking from entry to final disposition using ERI’s proprietary technology, MyTrackTech™. Information regarding electronic devices can be accessed at any point in the destruction and recycling process, ensuring complete transparency and verifying all regulatory requirements have been met.
ERI was the first e-waste recycler in the U.S. to be dual-certified by e-Stewards and R2, demonstrating its continued commitment to maintaining the highest environmental standards.
No matter the type of organization or company, ERI can help safely and responsibly recycle electronic devices, offering add-on services such as glass cleaning, mail back, asset refurbishment, trailer staging, direct pick- up and white glove service, among others.