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5 Reasons Why You Need to Outsource ITAD to Zones

5 Reasons Why You Need to Outsource ITAD to Zones

In 2019, the total volume of e-waste generated was approximately 54 million metric tons, and it's estimated that in 2023, this number will reach around 61.3.

This rapid increase in e-waste generation can be linked to the unprecedented advancement of technology. Each day, month, and year, new technology is making its way to the market, which renders the previous models obsolete.

This vicious cycle has been going on for decades and only seems to increase as the years go on. For organizations, it presents a new challenge – to manage and dispose of their IT assets responsibly and efficiently. This brings us to ITAD.

IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) is critical in ensuring legacy equipment's secure and environmentally sustainable retirement. This blog will discuss the importance of an efficient ITAD solution and how it can benefit your organization.

Zones – The Smart Choice for IT Asset Disposition

For three decades, Zones has helped countless organizations worldwide by assisting them to digitally transform their IT to cater to increasing demands and adapt to the rapidly evolving landscape.

One of the services offered by Zones is the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) service. We understand the importance of adapting to change and, more than that, the impact of securely and sustainably retiring end-of-life technologies.

So, without further ado, let’s jump in and see what makes Zones an excellent ITAD option.

  1. Disposes of e-waste and data destruction

Many factors need to be considered in ITAD. However, the two most crucial components that can’t be overlooked are the secure disposal of e-waste and the irreversible destruction of sensitive data.

Zones offer comprehensive services that ensure your obsolete tech won’t become a liability. By following strict protocols and years of expertise, e-waste is disposed of in an eco-friendly manner while obliterating data beyond recovery, safeguarding your organization from potential data breaches.

  1. Decades of operational and logistics expertise

Zones has honed the art of efficiently managing the entire ITAD process by utilizing decades of expertise in operations and logistics.

From the time aging assets are identified to their collection, transportation, and final disposition – Zones offer a seamless transition, business continuity, reduced complexity, and a hassle-free experience – whether it’s hundreds or thousands of devices.

  1. Partnerships with EPA-complaint recyclers

In today’s environmentally conscious business landscape, sustainability is a top priority. Zones adheres to eco-friendly practices for ethical reasons and to meet social responsibility goals.

Zones understand the criticality of proper e-waste disposal and data destruction, which has led to partnerships with EPA-compliant recyclers.

These partnerships ensure that your IT equipment is recycled with strict adherence to the most stringent environmental regulations – contributing to a greener, cleaner planet.

  1. Strategic partnerships

ITAD needs can vary from organization to organization, but it's a given that any enterprise will require ITAD services sooner or later. Zones offer strategic partnerships; whether you need a one-time disposal or a comprehensive ITAD strategy – a customized approach will be tailored to your specific requirements.

This approach enables organizations to maximize their ROI, minimize risk, optimize the value of their IT, and make informed decisions on how to retire them.

  1. Fully compliant with regulations

The world of ITAD is a complex mix of regulations and compliance, which can be stressful for organizations to navigate through. Zones take that burden upon themselves, ensuring full compliance with the required laws.

Years of experience provide an in-depth understanding of legal and ethical requirements related to ITAD, meaning you can focus on core business functions while leaving the heavy lifting for Zones. Moreover, handling various regulations and avoiding non-compliance saves organizations from legal issues, penalties, and reputational damage.

Benefits of Outsourcing to Zones

There are plenty of benefits to outsourcing to Zones, but we’ll let our success paint that picture for you.

Zones was approached by a global consulting firm seeking a solution for its various issues. They had difficulty managing the growing demand for lifecycle needs, the in-house staff was limited, there were space constraints, internal operations had high costs and risks, and their ability to refurbish and redeploy IT equipment at scale was lacking.

Zones carefully assessed the situation and curated a strategic approach to eliminate all these issues. The proposed solution was 4,000 sqft of dedicated space, ZonesAssist integration for inventory management, inclusion of diagnostic and repair of IT devices, and a custom packing solution for assets being deployed to the firm.

By leveraging these Zones ITAD services, the firm saw exceptional results. They experienced:

  • Enhanced business continuity
  • Reduced TCO
  • 20,000+ devices refurbished and repaired
  • Streamlined repair and redeployment
  • A new central hub for IT devices and logistics

So, this was another win among countless others for Zones, and more is to come.

Secure, Sustainable, and Profitable ITAD With Zones

Outsourcing ITAD is a strategic move that offers organizations a myriad of benefits. Zones has been in the game for a long time, and understands the delicate intricacies of legal and ethical regulations and the blowback an organization can receive by not following them.

With our expertise in e-waste disposal and data destruction, decades of operational excellence, partnerships with EPA-compliant recyclers, and customized solutions, Zones offers full compliance and peace of mind.

So, let us take care of your ITAD needs and experience a smooth and sustainable transition for your technology assets.

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