Financial services organizations and their IT providers trust Cobalt with their retired hardware.

Get protected from risks to customer and employee privacy.

IT Asset Disposition, or ITAD, is the secure and responsible disposal of obsolete, out-of-service, or decommissioned electronics. It includes recycling, refurbishment, and resale, with the ultimate aim of reducing the global e-waste stream and making the electronics manufacturing supply chain more sustainable.

Cobalt is an ITAD firm founded by recyclers who invested in data security in order to provide full-service electronics recycling and reuse to IT-reliant organizations. Cobalt’s processes are backed by third-party audited certifications. From collection to testing, sanitization, and recycling, every step is documented and you receive a report with all the details.

The best solution for decommissioned IT assets

Businesses that rely on their IT infrastructure tend to cycle through their devices every two to five years. Refurbishment and recycling are the most responsible solutions to the growing global e-waste stream. Even older-generation equipment often has usable parts with resale value. And for everything that is truly at the end of its life, recycling keeps those materials from going to waste.

As hardware generations are becoming obsolete quicker than ever before, now is the perfect time to reach out to a data destruction specialist to get a plan in place for when the time is right.

Your IT investment doesn’t belong in a landfill: ask about our revenue-sharing and rebate programs and how they help recover the value of your used hardware.

The best solution for decommissioned IT assets

Financial services providers, including banks, credit unions, wealth management firms, brokerages, and insurers, are liable for the security of their customers’ private records and sensitive information. A data breach can result not only in damage to an organization’s reputation, but fines and other consequences for non-compliance with consumer protection regulations.

Threats to your organization’s data can come at any point of the hardware lifecycle, even after it’s been taken offline. The era of online and mobile banking makes it even more vital to work with a trusted IT asset disposition partner to manage your end-of-service computers, ATMs, security systems, network equipment, and other data-bearing devices.

Contact Cobalt if

  • You have an equipment upgrade cycle coming up
  • You have a stockpile of old equipment no longer in use
  • Your organization manages or stores sensitive data
  • You are subject to data governance regulations and federal oversight
  • Your organization’s values include environmental stewardship and waste reduction