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What is ITAD?

Learn more about IT Assets Disposal Services at SMK+

In the world of technology and IT equipment, where everything is done on computers and other IT equipment, no one stops and thinks about what happens to all the data they used and have now discarded. And for that reason, SMK+ provides ITAD solutions. ITAD, stands for "Information Technology Asset Disposition," which refers to the process of managing and disposing of IT equipment, such as computers, servers, laptops, smartphones, and other electronic devices, in a secure and environmentally responsible manner.

In today's world, nobody follows the traditional methods of storing data. We live in a fast-paced technological landscape, and every person uses that today. Every business and organization update their IT infrastructure to keep up with the developments and gain a competitive edge, essential to maintain a place in the market.

But people don't pay much attention to old data that needs to be discarded. The excessive and ever-growing data results in an accumulation of outdated or old IT assets, raising issues with data security, environmental impact, and regulatory compliance.

This is where ITAD steps in. ITAD is a thorough process that includes several stages and steps leading towards deletion or destruction of data, recycling of equipment, selling of still-usable devices, and proper disposal. Due to the possibility of sensitive data being saved on abandoned devices, this procedure is essential for preventing data breaches.

It is also responsible for practicing environmentally friendly recycling methods and disposing of electronic waste. Overall, ITAD plays an important and healthy role in the sustainable management of IT assets, promoting data security, environmental preservation, and legal compliance.

ITAD Circular Economy

ITAD Circular Economy Infographic

The ITAD circular economy is made up of several steps to pick up, access, research marketability, wipe data, and refurbish or recycle the servers and IT equipment.

To learn more about the ITAD circular economy, check out detailed steps in our ITAD Made Simple guide:

ITAD Services at SMK+

Coordinate Labor, Transportation and Logistics For IT Asset Disposal

Our first layer of security is our fully trained and well-educated team of onsite labor. They have been trained and educated on how to handle sensitive information while packaging, according to state laws and policies.The layer of security includes our professionally trained higher-level off-site team that studies your data security law and policies to protect the remarketing potential of your assets and guide the onsite team in the process of packaging and transportation.

Uncable, Unrack and Palletize IT Hardware

Our technical team will be equipped with technical training and education on working with the IT assets and will handle your assets by removing and getting them ready for shipment to the SMK+ processing center.

Research Asset Marketability of IT Assets

We have appointed a dedicated team to study the market value of your assets and provide you with the highest ROI against disposable IT assets. Our team evaluates the market value through our marketability assessment to discover the hidden value of your asset as a full unit compared to component value.

Refurbish or Recycle

We conduct intensive research for you to evaluate the marketability of your assets to determine the best course of action for you between refurbishing and recycling. If refurbishing your assets is risking the ISO-certified information or violating your data security laws and policies, then we provide you with the best recycling option to ensure environmental compliance and fully document asset disposal.

Wipe HDD & SDD data.

SMK+ provides you with different wiping options with consultancy for you to choose the best plan for your business. We ensure and maintain all the levels of data security your business require with algorithms for 1 – 35 passes; we can remove your data from the drives and transfer it to the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards.

Maintain Traceability

SMK+ will provide you with your Certificates of Destruction as well as Certificates of Data Erasure to ensure you can verify data has been properly whipped and shredded drives are completely destroyed.

Why Choose SMK+ for ITAD Services?

When selecting an ITAD provider there are risks every business faces. Below are the are the risks businesses face and the solutions SMK+ provides

SMK+ Secured Facilities for Data Protection

With the interconnectivity of today’s modern IT infrastructure, there are common dangers of data breaches and environmental concerns. The adoption of a sound ITAD (Information Technology Asset Disposition) plan is imperative. Failing to address IT asset disposal responsibly puts you and your organization at significant risk, both in terms of data security and environmental impact.

SMK+ has created safe and secure facilities to protect your data with

  • Monitored alarms

  • 24/7 surveillance cameras

  • Controlled access

To ensure the security of your sensitive information.

Focused training

Handing over your data to a team of inadequately trained personnel is a security breach waiting to happen. A team without formal training is unequipped to handle sensitive information and can lead to losing data, risking a lawsuit against your business.

SMK+ provides technical training and security training to our team, ensuring an ongoing process to guarantee that the team is best suited to handle the responsibility of working with sensitive information like E-data.

Technician screening and Verified processes

In the years, companies facing data security breaches have resulted in devastating consequences, ranging from financial losses to unredeemable hits to their reputation. That is not something any organization would like to deal with. Our databases and IT assets contain sensitive information that, if leaked to the wrong source, can be very perilous to the company's reputation. This can lead to data leaks, identity theft, and several other things.

It's critical that your product be handled and sensitized by trusted individuals. That's why all of SMK+ technicians are carefully screened and selected and undergo background checks and drug screens.

SMK+ processes are certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018, ensuring the quality and continuous improvement of the practices that manage our operations, product handling, and each aspect of our service offerings.

ITAD Sustainability

Environmental Responsible recycling

And the risks don't end there. Not only do you stand in line to face the danger of data breaches if you do not properly dispose of your sensitive information, but you also stand to deal with environmental risks. Electronic waste, or e-waste, poses a severe threat to our environment due to hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium contained in IT equipment. Disposing of IT assets in landfills or incinerating them contributes to pollution and harms ecosystems.

ITAD is responsible for not only thoroughly discarding and erasing your data in a risk-free manner but also responsible for carrying out methods of recycling and proper disposal that minimize the negative environmental impact, ensuring a cleaner, healthier future.

ITAD FAQS

What is ITAD

It is an IT asset disposal service to sensitive, refurbish, recycle, and destroying of electronic devices and electronic data.

What are the benefits of ITAD services from SMK+?

One of the benefits is Data protection, traceability, verified technical screening, verified processes, environmentally responsible recycling, and many more.

What is the installation process?

Our installation services are just as flexible and customizable as our server configurations. We arrange secure shipping to multiple geographic locations using the carrier of your choice or by utilizing SMK+ recommended shipping services. Once the product is delivered, we handle unloading and unpacking with extreme care. For further details, visit: