About ITAD Services
IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) is the process of securely and responsibly reusing or recycling of electronic assets which are no longer needed or no longer in service.
Data security, information privacy, and environmental protection must all be addressed to safeguard an organization’s reputation and prevent costly fines. ITAD providers, at a minimum, should meet critical requirements for:
- Data Security
- Information Privacy
- Environmental Protection
- Circular Economy
With the acceleration of new technology, the line between “electronic assets” and “IT assets” becomes blurred through an increasing number of data bearing devices, an increase in the amount of data devices bear, the introduction of The Internet of Things (IOT), and is compounded by the mountain of legacy devices that many organizations have stockpiled.
ERI is the largest fully integrated ITAD service provider in the United States with the smallest downstream footprint of any competitor. This means ERI is able to process both data-bearing and non-data bearing assets for your organization while ensuring 100% data destruction and reducing environmental impact, all while maximizing asset recovery value.
ERI takes asset tracking seriously, and developed the industry leading proprietary software Optech. Optech tracks every IT asset from the moment it arrives at ERI to its final disposition and provides 100% transparency into ERI’s operations through an easy to use client portal and mobile application.
ERI provides an end-to-end program to manage the complete disposition of retired Electronic & IT assets, ensuring 100% data destruction, maximizing asset value recovery, minimizing penalty charges & fines, ensuring complete regulatory compliance, and meeting or surpassing all corporate risk management requirements. Examples of some of the devices ERI processes include:
Servers, Routers, Switches
Computers, Tablets, Laptops, and Phones
Printers, Postage Meters, Phone Systems
Video Display Devices
Televisions and Monitors
Gaming/Slot Machines, Medical Equipment, Government Equipment, Solar Panels
Registers, Scanners, Self-Checkout, ATMs
Battery-powered Toys, Handheld Games, Smart Watches
Instrumentation and Control Devices, Lab Equipment, Metering
General Electrical and Electronics Scrap
Nearly Any Device With A Cord or Battery
We live in an ever-evolving world filled with a growing number of electronic deivces. With office and personal equipment becoming more complex, data centers storing millions and even billions of gigabytes of personally identifiable information, and an increase in the average number of devices used by individuals, the need for proper end of life disposition is more critical than ever. No longer do we have to just worry about computers and phones, but devices such as smart watches, digital children’s toys, household devices, cars, and more all include internet connectivity and data bearing capabilities.
Companies are required to ensure data is properly destroyed and are challenged by ever-changing privacy laws. While environmental and data security laws differ from state to state in the U.S., for global companies, this is compounded by a slew of international laws including landfill bans, e-waste legislation, data privacy regulations, and cybersecurity regulations. In certain locations, there are specific documents required to move assets from an office to a processing facility. This documentation is compounded further by complex tax laws and trade-free zones. ERI helps companies navigate all of these regulatory issues to ensure 100% compliance and avoid hefty fines and negative publicity.
Data Security, Information Privacy, and Environmental Protection must all be addressed to safeguard an organization’s brand and prevent costly fines. Every organization is responsible to adhere to federal, state, industry, and international laws regarding Data Security, Information Privacy, and Environmental Protection. Failure to do so may result in fines along with critical damage to ones brand and reputation. Using ERI for Electronics and IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services safeguards customers from all scenarios and minimizes its risk and stature; reputational, litigation, business, and operational risk.
To learn more about how ERI can help your company navigate complex IT Asset Disposition challenges, click below to contact an ITAD expert or call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT.
ERI is the largest fully integrated Electronics & IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States.
ERI ITAD Case Studies
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