What Happens After CWI Accepts Your Assets?

IT asset managementYour computers won’t last forever, and when it’s time to replace them, you want to be sure you can get the best value for your old equipment while also ensuring your data stays secure.

That’s where an IT asset management company like CWI can help.

We’ve developed a proprietary asset tracking, configuration acquisition and reporting system that goes well beyond industry standards.

It’s a six-step process that begins once we accept your assets. We record details about what you’ve given us, take photos in case of damage and give each piece of equipment a unique asset tag to maintain a chain of custody.

Next, we’ll examine your equipment to learn more details: manufacturer, model, operating system, memory, hard drive configurations, etc.

The third step is to run all your equipment through our data destruction software to make sure your important information remains secure. We use the Department of Defense’s military data erasure standard. We’ll provide you with a detailed report for all the assets we process.

After that, we’ll audit your equipment, looking for functional and cosmetic defects. A functional defect is something that prevents a piece of technology from being used the way it was meant to be used. A cosmetic defect is a smaller issue – a scratch on a laptop – that lowers its value but doesn’t affect use.

The fifth step is an optional one, called reconciliation, where we can make sure the data we have about the assets received matches what’s in your system.

Finally, we’ll give you the option of three pricing models:

  • Direct purchase, in which we use current and historic market data to calculate a price.
  • Consignment, in which we use a third party marketplace to list your asset in an auction style listing, allowing buyers to bid on your assets.
  • A mixture of both direct purchase and consignment.

If you’re ready to add new computers to your office and want to make sure you’re getting the best value for your old devices, let CWI help you make the switch.

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