Life Cycle Management
Last year, over 271.2 million new units were sold. So what happened to the old ones? What happened to all that confidential data that was stored on their hard drives? If they end up being disposed of, can your company provide written proof that they disposed of your equipment according to EPA regulations? With recent tighter restrictions on keeping company data, this has become an area demanding greater focus.
Whalley Computer Associates provides disposal services on a local, regional and national basis. If we provide and deliver your new equipment, we will be your most cost effective solution because nearly all of the collection costs are already funded by the sale. All the costs of the truck, driver, gas, tolls, parking are included with the sale of the new product being delivered.
Once the equipment returns to our warehouse, all data is removed from the hard drive, and it is cataloged by serial number. Based on customer preference and the age of the equipment, it can be resold or disposed of in accordance with EPA standards. Regulation approved documentation is then provided. If the equipment is sold, any profits realized above the agreed upon quoted price is returned to the customer.
If requested, WCA can redeploy the replaced unit to another user.
The goal of life cycle management is to reduce failures and data loss by replacing it before it fails. Proactive replacement reduces the total cost of ownership over its lifetime. Depending upon the organization, equipment life cycles are based on different criteria.
Most companies agree that systematically replacing one-third or one-fourth of their fleet every three to four years is the most cost effective, easy to budget method to replenish technology.
Many companies take the easiest but most expensive way to renew their technology by waiting for the equipment to fail before replacing it. This practice assures that employee productivity and job satisfaction suffer. During this down time the ability to support customers is reduced and often important data is lost. Since your equipment needs to be refreshed on a regular basis it is important that this is done prior to the occurrence of a failure. Failure events incur greater costs to the company in terms of the interruption of communication, productivity and an overall reduction of operational efficiency.