End-of-Life Disposition

Shredded hard drives

The Client

A major pharmaceutical company looking for compliant IT Asset Disposition services for their end-of-life equipment. 

Business Challenge

The client had strict data security requirements and was seeking an IT Asset Disposition solution that was legislatively and environmentally compliant – yet cost-effective – for their end-of-life assets. The decommission project needed to:

  • Adhere to their corporate requirement that all media devices be physically destroyed before being removed from each facility
  • Meet or exceed all regulatory and internal audit requirements for data privacy and security
  • Ensure that all media devices were recycled using EPA-compliant methods 

The Ingram Micro Lifecycle Solution

Ingram Micro leveraged a centralized tracking system and network of locations and personnel to:

  • Dispatch mobile data destruction equipment and professional services staff to each client facility
  • Ensure each device was tracked by serial number and destruction date and time
  • Securely transport all sanitized devices to the nearest ITAD processing facility for further processing and recycling
  • Provide detailed asset audit reports and certificates of destruction and recycling 

All assets were demanufactured at an ITAD processing facility and the resulting materials were processed in strict compliance with e-Stewards environmental guidelines..

Why the Client Chose Our Solution

The client selected Ingram Micro based on the footprint, onsite capability, tracking and reporting systems, and a proven track record of delivering a safe, cost-effective, compliant, and comprehensive IT asset disposition program.

Key Solution Benefits

  • 85% cost saving compared to their previous asset disposition program
  • Onsite destruction of hard drives prior to transport for all client locations
  • Detailed Chain-of-Custody reporting to meet company audit requirements
  • Over 40,000 assets processed yearly while reducing workload for the client’s IT staff

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