If done wrong, getting rid of old hardware can be a dangerous security leak and bad for the environment. Here’s some tips on how to do it right.

Nobody wants their corporate data showing up on eBay. Decommissioning old IT equipment adds a few things you need to consideration in order to keep pace with technology, budgetary realities and securing  your proprietary data.

Decommissioning Old PCs

“The definition of old is going to differ in certain organizations,” says Patricia Adams, an IT asset management expert with Landesk. “If you’re talking to a vendor, old might be 12 months, but if you’re talking to a customer that has budget constraints, old might be 2 years or it might be 7 years.”

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