CloudBlue's IT Asset Disposition Services Protect Environment, Generate Income
Back Published 2009-04-15CloudBlue has announced the latest release of its IT Asset Disposition Services, a comprehensive worldwide regimen of services to help companies and institutions deal with the growing epidemic of electronic waste. Unlike yesterday's disposal methods for computers, monitors, printers and other IT hardware, CloudBlue's services allow you to monetize IT assets, manage compliance risks and promote environmental sustainability.
According to National Geographic, 50 million tons of e-waste is generated worldwide, with more than 85 percent going into landfills. Only 30 percent of US businesses have adopted an IT asset disposition policy.
Eighteen states have passed e-waste legislation to deal with the lead, PVC, retardants, chromium, mercury, beryllium, cadmium and other pollutants that are filling the waste stream. CloudBlue has services that dispose of obsolete IT hardware responsibly and generate an income stream from legacy computer gear.
CloudBlue protects data privacy on all drives and media that it recycles. Hard drives are professionally and completely erased during the recycling process, ensuring compliance with the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, HIPAA and FACTA. Alternatively, hard-disk drives can be shredded, either at CloudBlue's facility or at the customer's site. CloudBlue's disposal techniques comply with local, state and federal environmental legislation concerning the proper destruction and disposition of electronic equipment.
CloudBlue offers an IT asset management program that includes smart hardware procurement, inventory tracking, online reporting and a full range of IT asset management procedures. In addition, the company's risk management services include compliance review and certification, data security compliance and environmental compliance.
A specialist in asset disposition services, CloudBlue will sanitize your data, recycle or resell IT hardware and manage your lease programs. CloudBlue maintains a no-landfill and no-export policy. All nonworking electronic gear is disassembled and sent to refiners, smelters or manufacturers. Harvested components such as hard drives, memory and circuit boards are sanitized, refurbished and sold to component buyers. Clients can earn significant revenues as equipment is sold through CloudBlue's network of end-user sales, partner channels, auctions and brokers.