Experienced business managers know that the bottom line can be enhanced not only by making sure that all IT expenditures are necessary, but also by carefully managing the disposal of equipment being replaced by newer units. Just because equipment has been designated as surplus or obsolete does not mean it has absolutely no value at all.
Indeed, such equipment may still have some value on the resale market. Companies shedding old equipment are well advised to work closely with an IT consulting firm that can help them explore any resale possibilities that may exist; the funds generated through such efforts can serve to recoup some of the cost of the new equipment coming in.
Resale not the only consideration
Whether or not components can be resold, there are other important considerations for businesses to keep in mind. Any equipment that has held data must be thoroughly scrubbed before disposal so that proprietary information and customer personal data will not be compromised. Environmental laws and regulations are another important consideration. IT consulting firms will be up to date on all of the rules that apply to your situation and can advise you about how to best comply with them. Such advice will help small and medium-sized businesses to minimize risks associated with equipment disposal and to maximize potential benefits that a resale can represent.
In order to capture resale value, however, time is of the essence. If the business is to recoup as much value as possible, IT consulting will need to be included from the outset so that components do not lose value while the business decides how to dispose of them.