Upgrading IT equipment, cloud migration and consolidation can leave enterprise with a slew of retired IT assets to handle. The choice boils down to disposing and recycling or redeploying. What companies can’t afford to do is stash away their retired IT assets in storage. Doing so not only wastes valuable office space, but it also fails to return the equipment’s maximum value since it plummets with age.
Not all retired IT assets are prime candidates for redeployment, meaning they hold little, if any, operational value to your IT infrastructure. Not all decommissioned IT equipment is quite ready for the scrap yard either and could serve another company well. Deciding whether to dispose or redeploy IT assets requires evaluating not only the equipment, but also the enterprise’s needs.
Review the overall IT structure. Are there even older pieces of equipment that could be replaced by newer assets? If so, would the redeployed IT assets have the capacity to perform in an optimal way? After paying for moving, reinstallation and any necessary upgrades, would it be more cost effective to simply dispose of the equipment and replace it? Perhaps any value recouped by disposing could help fund the new IT equipment purchase.
When replacement or disposing is the best option, it’s time to evaluate the IT assets’ value. Even if they’re not worth anything to your enterprise, the IT equipment could very well be valuable to another business. The newer the IT assets, the more value they retain and the more others are willing to pay for them. Even older IT assets retain some value in terms of the material it contains that can be recycled. Though all retired IT assets hold some value, the most prized in today’s resale market are:
HP / Dell / IBM
G5 / G6 / G7 / G8 / R610 / R620 / R710 / R720 / M3 / M4 / M5
1G / 4G / 10G
54xx 55xx 56xx 75xx E5 & E7
2GB & above
SCSI: 300gb & above
SATA: 500gb & above
SAS: 72gb & above
Anything related to HP/IBM/Dell Servers
It’s tempting to put retired IT assets into storage thinking that they may be redeployed at a later time. Resist. Most likely, the equipment would be too obsolete at that point in the future to be of real use. Then it’s been taking up space and it has lost maximum resale value. Disposing of retired IT assets will be a smooth and profitable process with a trusted IT equipment recycler. Your recycler can assess value, provide packing materials to ensure your equipment arrives in one piece and sends fast payment.