Why Your Unused IT Assets Still Have So Much Value

Electronics RecyclingLet’s say you work as an IT manager for a large corporation—or maybe a government office or a school—that’s replacing nearly all its IT assets with newer and faster technology: new PC towers and monitors for every desk; new tablets and smartphones for every employee.

Without a doubt, that’s the sort of expenditure that doesn’t come cheap. But what if there was a way to recoup some of the costs involved with the large scale replacement of IT equipment?

As it happens, there is. And a process known as IT asset recovery is where it all begins.

It asset recovery is a complicated term for a relatively simple process. The bottom line is that most computing equipment replaced by organizations today still has significant market value. That’s why simply disposing of old IT hardware just doesn’t make sense.

And from a financial point of view, allowing it to gather dust in a storage closet is almost worse: If your company’s unused and outdated equipment needs to be stored at a specific temperature or humidity level to prevent deterioration, for instance, you’re essentially wasting money around the clock. Ouch.

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Those of us here at CWI have been in the IT asset recovery business for nearly 20 years. We know from first-hand experience that selling used IT assets such as computers, tablets, printers, and scanners can do much more than create a surplus of storage space. It also turns the equipment your organization can’t use into the currency it desperately needs to pay for new hardware. Yes, it’s a cliché, but that’s what we call a win-win.

Here’s how it works:

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4 Steps to Picking the Right IT Asset Recovery Firm

CWI Can Help Do More Than Just Recycle Your Old Computers

iStock_000001502425_SmallIT asset recovery is the process of making sure you get the best value from your old, unwanted computer equipment.

It’s important work, but for many companies, not something they can do in-house.

Finding the right IT asset management firm is like shopping for any product or service: You need to consider a number of different factors before you decide what you want to buy or who you want to hire.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself if you’re in the market for an IT asset recovery solutions company.

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How Much Are Your Old Computers Costing You?

The Right IT Life Cycle Management Can Help You Save

old computersThere’s a saying Ronald Reagan used in some of his presidential speeches: “You can’t spend yourself rich.”

But when it comes to your computer systems at work, you can certainly save yourself poor.

Rather than saving money by holding onto old computer systems, you might be hurting yourself more in the long run because of the cost of constantly having to repair or upgrade inferior systems.

Q. Are you losing more on productivity due to downtime than you’re saving on not buying new computers?

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