Final IT asset disposition (ITAD) raises many questions among IT directors and compliance officers. Use the following checklist as a reference to know what to ask of your global ITAD vendor to ensure they will support your needs and requirements.
Does my ITAD vendor:
Securely handle my IT assets to ensure privacy and regulatory compliance?
Have secure and clearly defined IT asset handling processes to ensure data security? Can they meet my corporate data security requirements?
Use subcontractors that may compromise their accountability?
Have the infrastructure to support my national operations? My global operations? Does their footprint align with mine?
Have the recycling expertise and equipment to extract maximum value from my IT assets, allowing my company to benefit financially from the IT disposal process?
Manage my IT assets in a manner that will protect my data, corporate reputation and brand?
Maintain transparent and verifiable operations? Do they allow client audits? Facility inspections?
Destroy all types of data storage media? How?
Manage hazardous waste in an environmentally compliant manner?
Offer convenient services and logistics?
Manage transportation to ensure security yet balance cost considerations? How?
Provide complete reporting and is it easy to access the information?
SLS has developed a handy guide to help in developing an effective RFP