With many IT departments involving with folding up data centers, integrating IT assets acquired through mergers and acquisitions, and consolidating infrastructure with virtualization technologies, there is a need to accurately evaluate existing IT hardware assets, which hardware is redundant or not needed, and what to do with these assets.
North American Systems offers services that can help IT staff accurately audit and inventory their existing hardware. Our professional services team can come onsite to audit, or work with what has already been inventoried, and help evaluate your current IT hardware. We can help you dispose of what no longer has value, and securely destroy data that meets your business’s regulatory requirements.
Equipment can be tested, inventoried, that does have value can be shipped to our warehouse facilities, where they can be tested & staged to help you obtain an accurate appraisal of what equipment you have at your disposal. At this stage you can choose to have equipment reallocated to other locations, or disassembled and redeployed to upgrade other hardware within your enterprise. In addition, we offer consignment services where we can sell your equipment through our global open market channel to maximize your assets’ total lifecycle value.
“Herding” is a term used in the mutual fund industry to describe the rapid price adjustment that can occur when a fund changes their portfolio. Mutual funds have many shares of each stock they hold, and can adversely affect the value of what they are trying to sell because of the sheer volume of the “sell” bids they put on the market.
The same thing can happen to enterprises if they are not careful. If you have a large stock of IT inventory you would like to sell, it is important to slowly release it to the market and throttle availability, to maximize the return on these assets.