Is a computer junkyard growing in your company?
The real cost of in-house PC retirement – According to a recent report by Gartner Research, in-house disposal “presents unique challenges and potential costs that enterprises seldom consider.” By some estimates, when a company tries to manage its own in-house retirement, the costs can exceed $400 per computer! Why so much?
Consider these hidden costs:
Basic in-house disposal management costs
*Administrative tasks (inventory, forms, accounting, etc.)
* Backing up and sanitizing hard drives
*Storage costs until computers are removed
*Packing and shipping
*Opportunity costs (i.e. Could this time be used more profitably?)
Optional in-house employee sale and/or charitable donation costs
*Hosting sale (pricing, setting up sales area, asking questions, etc.)
*Finding charitable organizations that will accept your PC’s
*Reloading operating systems
*Preparing transfer documents
That’s not all…If you’re planning on offsetting those costs by reselling your equipment, you’d better do it soon. It’s estimated that stored IT equipment loses 6% to l0% of its value each month,
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