Computer Asset Recovery Service
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
- Recovery: no matter the number of sites you
manage or the quantity of equipment at each site, Andover can
provide the service to match your challenge. For sites having
one item, Andover can build a form fitting boxes to manage the
return. For sites having many items, Andover will catalog and
provide professional insured movers.
- Cataloging: Andover will catalog manufacturer
serial number, corporate serial number and model number of each
piece of equipment.
- Inspection, testing and valuation/appraisal:
as part of our computer asset recovery service, Andover will
inspect, test and offer a valuation of each piece of equipment
- Data removal: Andover can provide "DOD
data wipes" to meet your reporting standards of Sarbannes-Oxley.
- Pricing/Price/Marketing strategy/Execution:
Because Andover manages many different selling channels, we can
offer either fair prices for your used computer equipment or
offer you a plan to market and sell your equipment to offer you
the best return with the smallest selling cost.
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
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
- Destruction of equipment without worth in accordance with state
and federal EPA guidelines
- Moving equipment to a foreign destination
- Putting equipment in a landfill
- Removing one's name from a manufacturer's database or removing
Erasing Data or
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
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:
- Computer Laptops, Notebooks, Handhelds & Powerbooks:
- Apple, Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Sony, Socket,
- Network equipment:
- Used Cisco, Foundry, Extreme, 3Com, Juniper, Nortel, etc.
- Phone equipment :
- Mitel, Inter-tel, Avaya, Lucent, Nortel, Panasonic, etc.
- Computer Servers:
- Apple, Asus, HP/Compaq, Dell, F5 Networks, HP, IBM, Intel,
- Computer Desktops:
- Acer, Asus, Apple, Compaq, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard (HP),
IBM, Intel, Sony, Sun
- LCD Monitors:
- Apple, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, Silicon Graphics, Sony,
Sell your used computers, phones and / or network equipment for
a fair price.
One minute of your time gets a free valuation
of your equipment.