3 Steps in Discarding Your Old Business Computer
Data, Security, and the Environment
Today’s business computers typically last 3-5 years, and they can soldier on several years longer when well-maintained with proper hardware and software upgrades. But one day your aging business computer will age out of usefulness. What then?
Often, buying the replacement is the easy part. What are the three most important things to keep in mind when discarding your old business computer?
- Essential Data. Your old computer may have email, passwords and logins, employee data, and business records you’ll need again in the future. An important first step in decommissioning that old computer is to inventory and archive all the possibly useful information you’ll need again somewhere down the road.
- Security. That same information which may have value for you in the future definitely has value to cyber criminals. Even old passwords that you no longer use may help hackers determine your new logins (because people think in reliable patterns), and any customer or employee data is great to help criminals with identity theft.
- Discard Responsibly. Computers contain toxic rare metals and plastics that are not good for the environment. A “zero waste” electronics recycling program is your best bet for giving that old computer a useful role to play beyond its initial service life.
Protec – Your Electronics Recycling Specialists
Once your IT team has made sure to archive any useful information and remove it from your old business computer, Protec Recycling takes over.
Located in Birmingham and serving all of Alabama, Protec provides e-recycling services to consumers, small businesses, and corporations. Our goal is to provide each customer with environmentally sustainable, cost effective, and confidential disposal of their electronic assets.
For security, we destroy old hard drives by shredding them, something we can even do on-site for larger jobs, presenting your business with certificates of destruction.
Our “zero waste” guarantee means that we take old equipment and recover, recycle, and repurpose electronics to keep devices or their components in use as long as possible. Protec is compliant with all state, federal, and local regulations
Call Protec Recycling Today!
At Protec Recycling, we make it our business to be a part of the solution to electronic waste. We do this by offering our customers environmentally sustainable, cost effective, and confidential disposal of their electronic assets.
Would you like to work with Protec Recycling? It’s easy, give us a call at 205-549-2120, or visit our Contact Us page today!