Clearly elements like cost, revenue return and environmental licensing are crucial but before selecting a partner it is essential that the first two questions be satisfied.
Reuse Technology Group meets the ADISA ITAD standard, which was launched in 2010. It is the only industry dedicated standard focused on IT security within the IT asset disposal process.
The standard looks at basic elements such as the business itself, the physical fabric of the buildings where the service is undertaken and how they manage the assets throughout the process. It also drills down into fine detail to identify where any potential vulnerability exists within the service and how that vulnerability is managed to an appropriate level of risk.
The standard also looks at the actual process of sanitisation; the point where the data is made safe. At this stage ADISA look at whether or not the organisation is using approved tools for the act of sanitisation (commonly known as data erasure or data wiping). Being a certified ADISA member means that we have met all of the above criteria.