With modern companies constantly acquiring new technologies, there is a corresponding and often overlooked increase in retired IT assets.
These outdated PCs, laptops, monitors and other IT equipment tend to quietly pile up in storerooms. Scrapping storeroom-bound computers without consideration for data protection processes and regulations or proper elimination of data, could be disastrous for any company. Also, disposing of this equipment in a haphazard manner, through auctions or staff sales, is risky.
Xperien chief executive Wale Arewa urges companies to schedule a year-end asset disposal and data destruction campaign. “This is a good time to clear storerooms out and start 2019 with a clean slate. Asset disposition presents unique challenges and potential costs that companies seldom consider - it must be done professionally.”
Most businesses struggle to manage IT assets effectively because they do not have a clear picture of the assets they have deployed. Consequently, they probably pay unnecessary insurance and other charges due to inaccurate IT asset inventory data.