Finite IT Asset Disposal F-ITAD
IT assets need to be disposed of safely, legally and with minimal environmental impact.
Finite IT are the experts in certified IT asset disposal services specialising in data security.
What is Asset Disposal?
ITAD is the process that involves the disposal of end of life IT assets that carry data such as hard drives, laptops, desktops, printers and mobile phones.
When IT assets reach the end of their life, it’s the responsibility for any business to dispose of IT assets safely and securely, everything from financial information, customer contacts, internal procedures and proprietary information needs to be erased correctly. Simply deleted does not destroy your data! F-ITAD can effectively destroy your data along with removing unwanted computer hardware.
Is ITAD Regulated?
Data protection is regulated by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and therefore any management and handling of data is a regulated process.
Finite IT are fully certified to carry out IT Asset Disposal and have invested in all areas of the business to ensure that we’re a gold standard operator within the ITAD industry. The only way of completely protecting your business is to outsource your IT Asset Disposal to a trusted and certified partner.
Any certified IT Asset Disposal business will ensure that you comply with all legal requirements and will provide you with a full and transparent audit trail of your disposed assets which can be kept on record for future reference and should be asked to provide evidence of data management best practice and correct asset disposal.
Which Assets must be disposed of officially?
The data protection process is regulated by the Information Commissioners Office. If a business is found to be disposing their IT assets irresponsibly they are at risk of penalties and fines. Finite IT are fully certified to carry out ITAD and our services mitigate the risks associated with Secure Data Destruction.
Finite IT provide a comprehensive recycling service for all disposed IT hardware and assets
Our dedicated team of recycling operatives will ensure that every possible-to-recycle element of your hardware is properly assessed and processed.
There are many elements of hardware that are recyclable from the plastics used in the casings and fixings to the precious metals incorporated on to motherboards. Our team of experts operate from bonded warehouses and have the capability to ensure that recycling is optimised.
Hard disk shredding is sometimes an identified option for IT Asset Disposal and even this process provides opportunity for recycling and re-purposing. It’s important to recycle and when IT hardware can be properly cleaned, sanitised and refurbished then it provides an opportunity to resell or charitably donate equipment to good causes. The Finite ITAD team will advise on the appropriate method of recycling, providing all credible options for recycling and re-purposing your assets.
The environmental impact of IT hardware and assets starts at the very beginning of the life cycle. Precious metals are mined alongside several other fundamental processes – all of which are directly impacting the environment.
Recycle or Resell
Part of the Finite ITAD service is to identify any hardware and assets that can be re-purposed, and potentially even resold.
There are many industries who can benefit from recycled hardware and the trade market for recycled IT is ever growing as a result of more robust machinery and easy-to-update technologies. If reselling is important to you and you would like this to form part of your IT Asset Disposal process, please talk with our team today who can advise on all options.
Finite IT can manage the resell process from end to end which not only provides the optimum solution to recycling but also returns revenue to your business.