This was the year of high-profile data breaches. In 2022’s third quarter alone, 108.9 million accounts across the globe were breached, representing a 70 percent increase from the previous quarter. In response, organizations ranging from small businesses with less than 50 employees to Fortune 500 companies are taking sensitive data seriously by hiring top-level IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) firms such as NCS Global. 

When choosing your ITAD vendor, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Let’s discuss your key considerations when deciding on a partner.

Picking the Right ITAD Vendor is Essential

Data breaches can have devastating consequences for both companies and their customers. A 2022 report from IBM found that an average data breach costs a business $9.44 million. Not many businesses can afford to lose that much without breaking a sweat. That’s why when I say that data security is the paramount concern facing businesses today, I’m not exaggerating.

You must exercise immense caution when deciding who you’ll trust with your end-of-life electronic assets. You’re not just turning over your aging computers, servers, and hard drives— you’re turning over any sensitive information potentially stored on them. Unless you want to be the victim of the next big data breach, you better make sure you trust your ITAD vendor before initiating the pickup. 

Things to Look For in an ITAD Vendor

Choosing the right ITAD vendor for your business comes down to their certifications, chain of custody and reporting processes, and environmental sustainability.

Certifications

The certifications you should look for are E-Stewards, NAID, ISO 14001, and ISO 9901, all of which NCS Global is proud to currently hold. These prestigious, independently issued certifications heavily emphasize data security, environmental impact, and risk mitigation. To earn these certifications, an ITAD vendor must uphold strict compliance and quality control standards designed to keep their customers’ data safe. 

Chain of Custody and Reporting 

Fully processing an end-of-life asset involves many steps, each requiring extreme attention to detail. One wrong move can result in a potential data leak, so selecting an ITAD vendor with extensive experience and a tried, tested, and true chain of custody process is essential. Here at NCS Global, we follow a regimented process from start to finish. 

Each of our employees undergo rigorous security protocols, including background checks, drug testing, and NDAs. We utilize both physical and digital security tools to ensure the utmost safety of your data. We keep all assets under 24/7 surveillance and pass-card access. Once we process a device, we also provide written verification of 100 percent data sanitation. Throughout each step of processing and recovery, we document our actions in meticulous detail. 

Environmental Sustainability 

In the past few years, the importance of sustainability for businesses has increased exponentially. Companies have realized that to be competitive in the marketplace, they must find new ways to minimize their impact on their environment. 
After all, 80 percent of consumers consider sustainability when making purchasing decisions! Thanks to our fully compliant “zero-landfill” recycling processes and superior ability to recover value from aging devices, we’re able to help our customers achieve a significant decrease in their carbon footprints and reduce their IT-related costs by 20 to 30 percent.

Get a Quote

To experience the difference that NCS Global can make for your business and your customers, request a quote today. When you partner with us, you’ll understand why we’ve had a 98 percent customer retention rate since our founding in 1994.

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