This glossary provides brief explanations on terms used throughout our website when explaining and discussing our services.
- IT Asset
An IT Asset is a piece of hardware within an IT environment. Includes routers, workstations, servers, hard drives, laptops, desktop computers
- IT Asset Management
Systems will eventually lose their effectiveness and strategic decision making is important in the management of these and the. IT Asset Management is a business practice that support decision making when ensuring IT assets stay fit for purpose ensuring financial
ITAD is an acronym for IT Asset Disposition (or Disposal). IT asset disposition is the practice of reusing or recycling end-of-life IT hardware in a secure and sustainable way.
- IT Asset Recovery
IT Asset Recovery is a growing part of ITAD – This aims to maximise value and financial return to the owner of the assets through refurbishing and reselling or by breaking down the components of the hardware.
- IT Refresh
When a company needs to access hardware that is higher performing or necessary for business needs it is called an IT refresh. How often companies do this varies depending on the necessary performance of the devices in relation to the function of the business.
- Data Sanitisation
Data sanitization is a term used for various data clearing processes. All data needs to be completely erased prior to remarketing or recycling to ensure data protection laws are adhered to and business and customer data isn’t compromised.
Remarketing in this sense means the use of sales channels to promote and sell refurbished products, sourcing the most profitable outcome.
- WEEE Recycling
WEEE Recycling is the recycling of electronics in an environmentally friendly way according to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
ADISA is an industry accreditation scheme for companies who provide IT Asset Disposal services.
R2 is an industry leading certification for responsible recyclers of electronic equipment.
Decommission is the planned removal of IT
Deployment is the process of making technology usable. There are many aspects to a complete deployment.
- Value Recovery
The process of assessing and delivering the value of retired IT assets.
- Circular Economy
The circular economy refers to a system where resources are redeployed or reused, and waste flows are turned into inputs for further production.