Secure data destruction is a multi-tiered process. Data theft prevention is an inescapable priority of any 21st century company, and a thorough hard drive erasure is a major part of maintaining that security for all recycled IT equipment.
Protect your company’s bottom line
Underlying the security element of working with a reputable data destruction specialist is the additional protection of a company’s bottom-line. Companies can maximize the return on investment of electronic equipment with a post-destruction erasure report, which can provide information about the equipment’s resale value. For professionals in the ITAD industry, this is a major benefit.
Determine hardware resale value
Thorough erasure reporting includes the serial number of a piece of hardware, enabling a much clearer path to determining resale value and making sure that each piece can be resold. By creating such a report, ITAD specialists can help customers retrieve their maximum possible return on investment while more thoroughly and reliably reselling the equipment. Having the most thorough details possible for any piece of IT equipment provides deeper insight into the equipment’s worth and functionality, like the size of the drive and its processing speed. Knowing for certain that a piece of hardware was fully cleared of its data also paves the way for responsible resale.
Prepare IT equipment for a security audit
A thorough report with a serial number goes even further than turning a healthier profit. Many large enterprises undergo regular security audits targeting IT departments. A company found being reckless with its data destruction is certain to be in hot water. Erasure reporting creates a fixed portrait of the moment data destruction took place and who executed it, information that gets stored on a cloud connected to the serial number of each piece of hardware. Furthermore, the results cannot be manipulated, meaning the report will only show the data as wiped if it actually was wiped. When dealing with an audit, this information can be vital to the persons conducting the audit and removes any doubt about the reliability of the data erasure.
Choosing a certified ITAD specialist with a strong emphasis on data destruction is a smart move for any company maintaining data security, full compliance with the law, and maximized return on investment. Fully reportable data erasure is a critical asset for a data destruction specialist to provide.