It’s a fact: many companies pay much closer attention to new IT equipment purchases than they do to dispose of unwanted assets. That’s a serious problem, because disposing of surplus or end-of-life physical IT equipment—such as computer components, servers, and the other myriad pieces of hardware that are a part of every modern company—can be both complicated and confusing. At worse, they comprise a ticking time bomb of risks—many of which can lead to consequences that far exceed the depreciated value of the assets or the cost of replacing them.
In many cases, an organization simply does not have the required resources and legal expertise to ensure that IT asset disposal is
carried out in a way that maximizes return and minimizes risks, the nature of which is also influenced by which method of disposal is