You bet it’s a thing, and, it’s happening in data centers and offices now more than ever before.
Worldwide, manufacturing has been affected by the pandemic. With electronics manufacturing being at the center of many industries, it has been hit especially hard. Computer chips, processors, hard drives, and many other parts are not readily available, causing delays in production. While manufacturers of new products have been halted until electronic components become available, companies that are willing to re-use the assets they already have, are continuing to thrive.
IT managers do not have the luxury to sit back and wait for new products to arrive. When one part of the infrastructure fails, it needs to be readily replaced to keep data flowing. As a result, IT asset managers have begun to think outside the box, looking for alternatives such as harvesting parts from their current asset inventory.
Value Recovery through Parts Harvesting
Your CIO is relying on you and your IT team to keep the infrastructure up and running, even through a pandemic. Component harvesting is a strategy that can help by repurposing server parts such as motherboards, fans, RAM, SSD, and power supplies.
It takes just one call to a trusted ITAD provider to help manage the harvesting process, which includes:
- Determine the location of services(client location or Sipi processing facility)
- Audit and test IT assets and their components
- Identifying the parts to be harvested
- Removing the parts from the asset
- Inventory parts
- Deploy to locations requiring replacement parts and components
After the parts are removed, the asset that remains can be sold to recover value, recycled, or returned to the customer.
Often, secure ITAD programs include refurbishing and remarketing practices to capture the value in discarded components and devices that remain useful. As part of a well-rounded ITAD program, parts harvesting should also be a consideration when it comes to program value.
With today’s climate of uncertainty surrounding electronic parts, Sipi Asset Recovery has created a portfolio of services that encapsulate data security, regulatory compliance, and value recovery. We work with each client to create a unique ITAD program that addresses their specific needs and goals. Most services are available for processing on-site at our client’s location, with full-service options at our Sipi Asset Recovery facilities. Contact us today to learn more about your unique program.