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How Do Outdated Electronics Get Repurposed?

Deciding the fate of outdated, decommissioned electronics also means deciding the fate of any data they may store. The IT asset disposition process requires security from start to finish to ensure that your company’s data is safe & secure. At Cobalt, all steps of the process are completed on-site by our experienced team. Cobalt’s process [...]

Recycle or Refurbish: The Best Retirement Plan For Your Electronics

When it’s time to upgrade, it’s important to select the safest & most beneficial retirement plan for your outdated IT assets. Every organization has different needs for their old electronics, so it’s important to choose a vendor who can meet those needs and keep your data safe. At Cobalt, there are two options for retired [...]

What is ITAD?

ITAD stands for Information Technology Asset Disposition. The goal of ITAD is to recycle or refurbish retired technology in a secure way, protecting your company’s data in the process.    Why is ITAD Important? Some companies may ship your decommissioned electronics elsewhere to be recycled or refurbished- where they aren’t in control of the security. [...]

An Insider’s Look at IT Asset Disposition

Our mission and passion is to protect our clients’ brands through proper data destruction techniques. It’s not an easy business. But doing the right thing isn’t always easy. Here’s The Common Process: Most data destruction entities ship their wholesale scrap to a foreign country because they’ll receive a more substantial and immediate profit. However, that’s [...]

Why I Hate the Term E-Waste

It is not accurate to describe electronics as "e-waste" when there is so much potential and value still left in them.

3 Secure Ways to Destroy Unneeded Data

Given the volume of data now being stored digitally, and how easy it is to access that data, electronic hardware now poses the most significant risk to post-use IT hardware security.  

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