ScalePad IT Asset Disposal Overview
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Written by Randy White
Updated over a week ago

Lifecycle Manager now offers IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) as a service, which allows you to easily dispose of outdated, retired, or unwanted workstations in a secure and environmentally-conscious manner.

ScalePad ITAD is only available at launch to US-based (including Alaska and Hawaii) Pro users in the Lifecycle Manager platform on a current term subscription.

The ScalePad IT Asset Disposal service offers a scalable, budget-friendly, and standardized approach to disposing of end-of-life workstations.

Challenges when replacing client workstations

MSPs have a key responsibility to oversee the IT asset lifecycle management process, helping clients recognize aging equipment that may cause or is at elevated risk of causing issues in their IT environment.

Whenever you replace client hardware, the old asset often holds sensitive data, so the disposal (ITAD) process is essential to decreasing potential security threats. Asset disposition is not a primary service offering for most MSPs, and existing processes can be challenging to manage, leading to a less-than-optimal approach to ITAD.

Adopting a disposal process in order to ensure all sensitive data is properly handled at the end of an asset’s service life is a key step to diminishing the risks of security threats.

Benefits of ScalePad IT Asset Disposal

ScalePad ITAD provides Lifecycle Manager users with a secure, verifiable, and environmentally-friendly disposition service for decommissioned client IT assets.

Protect your clients with certified data destruction

The Certificate of Disposal logs, and shows that the destruction of data was completed securely by a reliable and trusted partner. These certificates provide an audit trail of destruction for your records and for any third-party validation.

A Certificate of Disposal verifies client business data is securely eliminated. Each certificate is produced with information and accuracy that meets NIST 800-88 standards.

We understand how important your trust is, and we want you to be confident that data is securely eliminated with the highest level of standards for media sanitization. That’s why we provide a Certificate of Disposal.

Certificate of Disposal

Assets are disposed of shortly after arriving at the disposal facility. The estimated timeframe for receiving an ITAD certificate is 5-7 days as it mostly depends on how long shipping takes to arrive at the disposal facility.

Order Status

  1. Label created

  2. In transit

  3. Arrived at facility

  4. Disposal complete

Under the Orders tab, you can see the status of the order. Once the disposal is complete, the status changes to Disposal complete and a Certificate of Disposal will be available in-app and emailed to the member that placed the order.

How ITAD can generate revenue

With ITAD, you can respond to the changing needs of clients, ensure the safe and secure disposition of outdated IT assets, reduce capital expenses, and even generate revenue.

ITAD is a low-cost service and can be a new revenue-generation tool for your business. Include a line item for “decommissioning and disposition” of end-of-life client assets with your ITAD service as part of the workstation replacement process. By including such a line item in Initiatives, you provide a reliable service in the IT lifecycle process and create a secure and profitable revenue stream.

No capital investment is required (such as drive benders, drive shredders, degaussers, drill presses, or punches). The IT Asset Disposal service ensures comprehensive, secure data destruction on storage media is erased to NIST 800-88 standards.

A standardized process, for one device or hundreds

ITAD has a service to fulfill your needs, whether it is the disposal of a single device or an entire fleet. When you are running a business, managing and disposing of end-of-life (EOL) client assets can be a challenge. With a few simple steps, you can quickly and easily get rid of EOL client assets. See ‘How ScalePad IT Asset Disposal Works’.

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