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Automatically Remove Software and Data When Disposing of Hardware

TechRepublic recently released a Computer Equipment Disposal Policy discussing how to “dispose, discard, and decommission computer and IT equipment, properly.”

Along with the hardware challenge, it’s also becoming more and more an issue of what to do with existing software and data when hardware leasing contracts are expiring, PCs need to be replaced or new ones acquired. So what do you use?

We have found that Client Management is not only critical to support IT organizations with the initial installation and maintenance of software but also helps to efficiently remove software and data. A Client Management solution normally provides so called Pre-OS action packages and a generic approach to help customers fully delete their data on assets that are end of life or need to be replaced. The IT staff has complete control and flexibility about which data will be deleted and is properly protected against data theft or misuse.