Information Technology Asset Disposal Services in Texas
When your business deals with a lot of computer-based technology, you may have heard the acronym “ITAD” mentioned before, most likely by your IT (information technology) team. As a business owner or manager, it’s completely understandable that you may not be aware of what ITAD is or why it’s important for your business — you have important things to do, like running a company! To help answer your questions about ITAD, RAKI Electronics Recycling here in Texas has put together this quick and easy guide!
ITAD: Disposal or Disposition?
ITAD is actually a dual acronym, in that it stands for two separate (but related) processes regarding your company’s technology. ITAD stands for both:
- Information Technology Asset Disposition
- Information Technology Asset Disposal
Both of these processes are related to each other and involve many of the same processes, but there are some key differences, so they’re not entirely interchangeable. Depending on the needs of your business, one ITAD is more ideal than the other. Very basically, the difference between the two is this — disposition refers to the evaluation, refurbishing, and selling of old IT assets, and disposal pertains to specifically reclaiming valuable components of IT assets while destroying old data without refurbishing or reselling. With asset disposal, you typically don’t get paid for your old assets. In both processes, your valuable information is safely removed from old assets and destroyed, ensuring the security of your company information.
Why Not Just Throw Old Equipment Away?
While simply tossing old IT assets may seem like a quick and easy solution, there are many important reasons to let a professional IT disposal company handle the task. Modern electronics have many different and valuable elements in their structures, including gold, mercury, lead, cadmium, barium, lithium, and dozens more. Many of these elements are valuable and can be reclaimed, but others are also extremely hazardous, especially if they seep into groundwater. It’s in your company’s best interest not to be on the receiving end of a lawsuit due to the negative health effects and environmental damage that can occur from improperly disposed of electronics.
Secure Data Destruction
At RAKI Electronics Recycling, we take the safe handling and secure destruction of your outdated data very seriously. Our standardized process follows strict policies and procedures, with formalized checkpoints and extensive documentation to ensure that we provide your company with a consistent and reliable ITAD solution for your e-waste. We’ve provided businesses from across the country with both disposition and disposal services with the highest security erasing practices. We’re also able to offer both onsite and offsite capabilities for the destruction of your data-bearing media and hard drives. Your sensitive information will not fall into the wrong hands with a trusted ITAD provider like RAKI.
White-Glove Electronics Pick Up
Part of our mission at RAKI is to make your ITAD requirements as easy and painless as possible. We do this by providing white-glove electronics pick-up services so that you can focus on what you do best — running your business. Leave the heavy lifting to us! We’re qualified, competent, and committed to offering superior service throughout the entire ITAD process. We’ve got you covered!
For IT asset disposition and/or disposal services that you can trust, contact the professional team at RAKI Electronics Recycling! Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, and we’ll get you the answers you need quickly!