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From tracking assets and DOD-level data wiping to decommissioning data center hardware, Learn about Asset Recovery and IT Asset Disposition strategies and best practices.

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October

Reliant's RTAM Platform now with Planning, Asset, and Contract Management

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   October 11, 2018

If you're an IT asset manager, a CIO, or an IT director, and you care about saving a ton of money and getting visibility into your IT assets and contracts, we have built a free platform you can use to make that happen. You can load unlimited assets into the platform, and it features a CSV bulk import feature where you can upload these assets. We've also created a product catalog with over 6,000 EOL and EOSL dates to help you proactively plan your IT infrastructure. You can sort the assets by field, and if you don't like the order the fields that listed, you can move them around as well.

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February

Asset Recovery: 3 Things to Consider

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   February 13, 2018

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Companies charge IT departments with finding more ways to cut costs and increase the efficiency of their department. While there are many ways to cut costs, one aspect that is frequently overlooked is IT Asset Management. And since procuring new technology is infinitely more exciting than figuring out what to do with the old ones, this potential revenue source is often a missed opportunity.

Asset recovery pumps revenue back into your IT budget and data center and allows you to have more flexibility in where to spend your IT budget, whether on new projects, upgrading your existing equipment, or simply giving your budget a bit more cushion. However, it’s paramount to have a well-managed IT asset disposition (ITAD) strategy to avoid potential risks, such as a data breach, while still reaping the benefits of more revenue. So, what do organizations need to consider to create a well-defined asset recovery plan?



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November

4 Must Haves When Choosing an ITAD Partner

How-To, Guides, & Tips    •   November 8, 2017

Choosing an IT Asset Disposition PartnerChoosing who provides IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services for your storage, server, and networking hardware is one of the biggest decisions you can make for your IT infrastructure. ITAD is usually an afterthought for many IT shops, but that is beginning to change thanks to the increasing need for safe and environmentally friendly disposal of data center hardware. But ITAD includes more than just retiring your assets, so where do you start? Picking a partner...

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June

Data Erasure & Destruction: 3 Ways to Protect Your Data

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   June 13, 2017

Data Erasure and Destruction OptionsGetting rid of your current IT hardware usually isn’t the most glamorous aspect of managing a data center, but let’s face it, it has to be done. Protecting your organization’s data should be a top priority. Whether you plan on disposing of your hardware completely or trading it in for more budget funds, it’s important to remember that you have options when it comes to protecting your employee, vendor, and customer data. So, what are some options for data erasure and destruction?



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February

Asset Recovery: Frequently Asked Questions

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   February 1, 2017

asset recovery need to knowWhen you make the decision to move to a different system you may not know what to do with your current server, storage, and networking equipment. Should you decommission and recycle it? Do you leave it sitting in your data center? Since acquiring new technology is usually



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December

Data Wiping: Why You Can't Afford to Ignore It

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   December 21, 2016

Securing your organization’s data should be a top priority. Whether you’re responsible for client records, employee information, or financials you’ll want to be sure that data is guarded. Data destruction is one of the most important steps in keeping your company’s sensitive data out of harm’s way. It is especially crucial when planning to sell or trade-in your used IT hardware. You may think that using the delete function on your equipment is sufficient, but that’s not the case.

Blancco Technology and Kroll Ontrack conducted a global study concluding that 48% of hard drives and SSDs sold on major reseller websites, like Amazon and eBay, contained residual...



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August

3 Tips to Save on Your IT Budget

NetApp   •   August 23, 2016

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Data demands continue to grow exponentially, but IT budgets don’t often follow at the same pace. You may feel it’s impossible to keep your data center equipment up to demand and under budget. This is especially true for IT managers who feel the crunch when it comes to solving capacity and performance issues with limited resources. There are a few ways to control costs within your data center while maximizing your budget. So, what are some of...



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April

3 IT Asset Disposition Myths Debunked

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   April 4, 2016

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In recent years, headlines about sensitive data breaches or stolen became more frequent. Organizations spend valuable time and money securing client and employee information. But what happens when that type of care is only extended to current data in your storage environment? Companies often put most of their effort into managing new and current assets, while letting IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) fall to the wayside. Decommissioned equipment has just as high, if not higher, risk of breach if not properly handled.



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March

How to Get the Most Money From Your Surplus IT Hardware

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   March 21, 2016

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When you make the decision to get rid of surplus storage, server, or networking equipment, you may not know exactly what to do with it. Should you put it in a closet in the back of your data center? Let it gather dust? Decommission and recycle it?

The truth is that you have a lot of options when it comes to Asset Recovery. You want to  make sure that you make the best option for your organization. There may be value in your equipment that you may not know about. You don’t want to waste the opportunity to



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February

What is DOD-Level Data Wiping (5220.22-M)?

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   February 23, 2016

Reliant Technology - DOD Data WipeWiping the data on your storage arrays is paramount before you decide to sell or get rid of that hardware. Data wiping ensures that all your organization’s proprietary information, financials, and customer data is no longer accessible.

Protecting your organization’s data, especially if you have compliance regulations to meet, isn’t as easy as pushing the “delete” button. If you clear the drive in a traditional manner, that data is still accessible by a data recovery expert.

So, what should you do instead? Data wiping is the best solution for protecting your organization’s data. Data wiping goes beyond reformatting hard drives. Instead, data wiping deletes all the information on your hard drive. Data wiping also leaves the hard drives usable after the wipe is complete. This allows you to sell or trade-in the used drives for future use.



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