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.