Technology doesn’t last forever. Yet businesses go through many incoming devices and hardware each year. What does your company do with all those electronics that have reached the end of the road? This is an important issue, because disposing of devices and electronic waste in inappropriate ways is bad for the environment and could also pose a problem for your organization.
There are at least three reasons why just throwing out your old tech is a bad idea:
All these are good reasons to recycle your old technology items, and you should make every effort to do it. For the security of your business, and your clients, you should take especial care to ensure that no retrievable data remains on the devices. If you’re recycling the device through a speciaiist center, check whether they erase data and destroy hard drives so that it can’t be accessed. Most of the time, data removal is your responsibility. We can assist if you want to make sure it’s done properly.
When it arrives at a center to be recycled your device will be disassembled and broken down. The various components it contains will be processed and either disposed of according to best practice or retained and repurposed where possible. The materials can be used in the manufacture of new devices. It all goes towards protecting and conserving the environment.
Your technology is vital for your business and we want to ensure that you’re getting the best out of the technology you own. For help and advice, call Quikteks at (973) 882-4644.