Asset Recovery - Nationwide Service
Nationwide computer asset recovery service: Andover offers computer asset recovery service in every major metropolitan area.
Andover provides computer asset recovery services offering you fair prices and professional service for your used computer hardware. Our computer asset recovery services include:
Sell Used Computers - Eliminate the Surplus
Andover can modify and change these asset recovery services to meet your needs. Sell used computers and other equipment for a fair price. Whether your need is to recover surplus used computer equipment from disparate locations or to remove proprietary data from your servers or storage, Andover has the marketing and technical capabilities that will deliver you a solution. Our asset recovery services eliminates the needs for using your resources to catalog or dispose of your assets.
Other Computer Asset Recovery Services:
Fair Market Valuation
Provides you with a detailed report on how much your IT equipment is worth, based on the secondary market valuations.
Used Computer Equipment Purchase
75% of all used computer equipment retired or replaced from active service is moved directly to storage. In the short term, this is a far lower cost than cataloging, testing, contacting vendors and managing the sale of surplus assets. In the longer term, many IT departments begin to look like computer / phone / network / testing equipment graveyards or storage areas. Andover seeks to work with IT departments to manage their asset recovery issues.
Used Computer Equipment Recycling / Disposal
Many IT and business leaders may not be aware of State and Federal EPA guidelines for disposing of unwanted computer equipment. Andover will manage the entire disposal and computer recycling process. In accordance with the law, Andover can manage the disposal of used computer equipment without recoverable value. This can be done in accordance with EPA guidelines and U.S. federal, state and local laws.
Many companies claim to remove the risk of any potential EPA lawsuits by managing the process. Four common solutions offered by many vendors are:
Too often, mitigating risk is done through sale of equipment to a third party, buried in a land fill or shipped to a third world country where sweat shop labor is enticed to break systems apart. Andover manages waste in only one way: destruction in accordance with state and federal laws.
Erasing Data or Data Removal
Many firms are quick to "DOD standards" for erasing data. The only DOD standard we know of (and the president of Andover is a military veteran) is shredding or melting down of hard drives. Commonly referenced "DOD standards" that were written at the start of the personal computer industry involve a three pass standard of alternating "1"s and "0"s. This works to raise the barrier--to make it harder--to recover data through the use of residual magnetism left on the hard drive. The only 100% secure way to guarantee that no person will attain any data is to destroy, melt down or shred the hard drive.
There are costs to attain various levels of security. The simplest way to remove data is to remove partition tables. The next level is low level format. Next is one pass. Three pass is next and from there are various erasure algorithms to raise the cost to attempt to recover data. It largely depends upon what you wish to pay to maintain your security.
A big factor in securing your data is the method or manner used to resell your computers. Most firms buying used computer equipment are individuals or small firms using the equipment to supplement an installed base. The probability that the buyer is seeking to recover data from the used computer equipment that you have used is extremely low. Breaking up hard drive arrays and ensuring that at a minimum a one pass write has been accomplished will generally drive the risk close to zero.
Note: for critical data such as nuclear unlock codes or personal financial information, Andover recommends shredding hard drives.
Examples of computer equipment we buy:
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