Technology companies, IT departments, and data centers have been hit hard by the supply chain challenges of the last few years. Reduced budgets, rising prices, and global demand have added to the struggles for IT asset managers; however, there is one reprieve from costs and availability – parts harvesting. In addition to maximizing value, parts harvesting demonstrates your organization’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
Annette Roccapalumba, a Business Development Manager at Sipi Asset Recovery, shared her perspective on the situation, “the industry is slowly realizing that business relevance is tightly connected to the use of technology. You need to think outside the box when it comes to technology, or you’re going to fall behind the competition. Parts harvesting is smart, cost-effective, safe, and good to the earth”.
Reuse versus new
Getting new parts can be a tall hurdle to overcome these days. Between high prices and long shipping delays, replacement parts can be scarce. Moreover, at the rate new technology is launched, IT departments are challenged with disposing of the growing pile of electronics that have been replaced or retired. Here is where the decision becomes clearer; some functional components in those end-of-use and end-of-life assets may help your inventory return to life. With the help of a trusted ITAD partner to wipe any data, parts harvesting can come to the rescue.
Having a data center hardware emergency or in-office computer incident may be your first realization that parts harvesting is a value-added process. Extracting and reusing components from retired assets is a great way to keep a supply of usable parts on hand to thwart situations down the road. It’s also a cost savings measure and a green project, not to mention faster than waiting for a delayed shipment to arrive. Of course, each organization has its own needs, but some of the most harvested parts include RAM, CPUs, heat sinks, motherboards, SSDs, power supply units, and much more. After parts are harvested, the remaining asset is often at the end-of-life and will need to be recycled securely with the help of a trusted ITAD partner.
There are many steps to parts harvesting and partnering with Sipi can reduce all those steps to just one call. First and foremost, data security is always on our minds with each step of the process. Our parts harvesting process helps to alleviate the shortage of electronic components by reusing the parts you already have in your asset inventory. Annette added, “most clients already know which parts they want and need, as well as what can be sold or recycled. That makes the process move forward seamlessly.”
Our parts harvesting process involves:
- Performing a physical inventory
- Identifying redundant or duplicate data-bearing devices
- Wiping data securely
- Testing requested components
- Returning kitted components to reuse
- Finalizing any financial settlement from remarketing
Make one call to Sipi
Parts harvesting should be on the mind of every hardware manager who has been tasked with a green initiative on a reduced budget.
We work with clients to maximize value from their IT assets by harvesting parts to reuse or remarketing assets to recover value. In addition, we offer recycling or value recovery if a component can’t be repurposed.
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