As newer technology emerges, business processes evolve, and personnel changes, businesses accumulate a considerable amount of electronics that are just sitting on empty desks or shelves, which include computers and laptops. Often, these assets pile up in back rooms, unused and taking up space. By enlisting the help of an IT asset disposal (ITAD) firm, you can turn these items into an extra source of revenue for your business.
There’s never a bad time to schedule your electronics pickup, but right now presents one of the best opportunities that businesses will ever have to get rid of their unused IT equipment. Here are a few reasons to arrange a pickup sooner rather than later.
Empty offices make pickups easy
During the height of the pandemic in April 2020, 3.4 million Canadians adjusted their work lives by working from home, and businesses have understandably been slow to invite workers back into the office.
With empty workplaces, it’s easier than ever to arrange pickups for IT equipment. Oftentimes, IT equipment pickups require disassembly, and teams going in and out of offices to remove old assets. While Quantum’s professionals aim to minimize disruptions to business to their best ability, scheduling pickups for a time when the office will be empty can avoid any interruptions to your organization.
There are also fewer pandemic-related logistical hurdles to consider when offices are empty. Social distancing requirements present challenges that might require employees to relocate when teams come in to remove equipment, but that concern can be sidestepped if the majority of the company’s staff is working remotely.
Quantum follows all public safety guidelines
The crews entering office facilities are trained to follow all government guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Quantum provides all of their employees with proper personal protective equipment (PPE), including face coverings and gloves. They also adhere to social distancing and disinfecting guidelines. Even if you do have a skeleton staff working in your building, an equipment pickup can still be completed safely.
Idle IT assets can be lucrative
Markets have been volatile since the start of the pandemic. Businesses have had to rethink their financial strategies and optimize their resources to maintain profits amidst a turbulent economy. Since the majority of businesses are following work-from-home arrangements and will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future, many offices are filled with desktop computers that are sitting idle.
One simple way to bring in some extra cash for your business is to maximize the value of unused IT assets by allowing Quantum to get them back into the marketplace. Once hard drives have been wiped or destroyed, your computers can be refurbished and resold to generate profits. The economic effects of the coronavirus will likely continue to ripple for years moving forward, but this short-term investment could give your business a financial boost that helps mitigate the most recent impact of disruptions to operations caused by the outbreak.