IT Asset Recovery & Recycling
Understanding your current IT assets and disposing of your unwanted systems in a safe and ethical way
To protect your corporate reputation, CDS has built a secure IT asset recovery solution designed to maximize your value and prevent sensitive data from being leaked. CDS generate an audit report to provide for complete visibility of your current assets through the server recycling process, and to help establish a chain of custody accountability throughout the process. CDS guarantee any assets which are not re-sold will be disposed of responsibly – we never send decommissioned hardware to a landfill or to developing countries.
CDS provides a complete end-of-life IT equipment solution for hardware decommissioning projects. CDS will manage the secure and ethical recycling of any components which are not resold, and with the assistance of our trusted partners, provides E-waste server recycling services that exceed industry standards for data and device security, environmental responsibility, and customer care.
CDS will assist with any server decommissioning projects to ensure that corporate data is identified and securely removed, and that any residual value in your hardware is recognized at re-sale.
Asset auditing services
By understanding equipment currently in use, and the corresponding levels of utilization we will help your business appreciate:
- The systems you have and the current level of usage for each
- Systems that are underperforming, or require an upgrade.
- Systems that could be retired or consolidated
CDS will also work with you to audit your entire IT estate so that you have an accurate record of the assets in play.
A full inventory audit report from CDS includes the following for each asset:
- Make, model and serial number
- Functional and cosmetic condition
- Component condition
- Source location – the site on which the asset is located
By understanding exactly what you own, your business will be better able to plan and assign a value to your assets. You will also be able to accurately estimate returns should you choose to dispose of any assets.
Redundant hardware sales
Redundant hardware still retains an intrinsic value. CDS offer a comprehensive range of asset recovery programs designed to help your business reclaim maximum value through resale of unused hardware that can then be reinvested in other IT projects. Our remarketing team builds a comprehensive plan covering processing, marketing, and sales to deliver the highest possible return to your organization.
To ensure the highest possible returns, CDS asset engineers will create a customized processing, marketing, and sales plan designed to dispose of your assets. Our global network of partners can carry out asset remarketing for all your sites, regardless of location, ensuring you get the best possible rates according to local markets.
Reverse Logistics Management Services
CDS asset management services include packaging, pickup, delivery and asset tagging – we take full responsibility for every step of the journey. Depending on the assets involved and your specific preferences, we offer secure and standard courier services
End-to-end hardware lifecycle management services from CDS help you increase ROI and meet CSR targets
The green data center relies on having an environmentally friendly approach to server decommissioning. CDS work with a number of trusted partners to provide secure and ethical E-waste recycling solutions for equipment and/or components that cannot be repurposed using the ISO 14001 and ERS certification standards.
This allows us to manage E-waste in the most environmentally sustainable manner without compromising your data security.
Full disposal service
Our customers are assured of ethical environmental handling, complete information security, and the overall reduction of corporate liability.
We CDS also offer a complete on-site service for all your data centers worldwide. The service can be customised to include:
- Pickup and logistics to transport redundant equipment to processing plants.
- On site removal and de-installation (including server decommissioning) to ensure faster equipment removal and free up your employees to focus on other projects.
- Secure pick up and transportation to maintain a chain of custody and prevent loss or theft in transit.
- End-to-end management of server re-cycling events to reduce your administrative burden.
- Complete destruction, including data serial numbers and physical hardware.
Every asset we process is securely wiped of data, preventing sensitive IP and other information being recovered by third parties.
Comprehensive audit documentation
CDS provide you with complete documentation of the destruction process to satisfy financial and regulatory auditors. This is accompanied by a full breakdown of the processes applied to prove e-waste compliancy, ideal for meeting your corporate responsibility and environmental targets.
CDS recycling services use processing facilities that send zero E-waste to landfill to protect the environment from damage caused by electronic waste.
"Since 2002 CDS has provided dependable 7x24 IT maintenance services to Softchoice. We have been very satisfied and impressed with the quality & level of support delivered by the CDS team in support of our EMC Storage, HP Storage and Servers. I highly recommend CDS for their ease of doing business, professionalism, knowledge and reliability."
Lester Moniz, Softchoice Corporation (Manager, IT Infrastructure)
Do You Own a €20 Million Hard Disk Drive?
Predicting the Death of Magnetic Hard Disk Drives
Download: Defining the Storage Strategy for Enterprise Data
A Data Center Reality Check Webinar from CDS