What is the retirement stage within the device management process?
Retirement involves the effective planning and implementation of refresh or upgrade programmes for hardware devices such as mobiles, laptops, or tablets.
Why do you need device retirement?
The value that devices can deliver within a business will inevitably decrease over time. More capable devices will be launched, new operating systems (OS) and applications will require more powerful hardware, wear and tear will take its toll, and maintenance will eventually become cost ineffective.
Device retirement allows you to:
Device retirement supports sustainability and the circular economy
Sustainability is becoming more and more important for businesses to consider. The way that businesses used to take, make, and dispose of devices at the end of their lives has been economically and environmentally damaging. Embracing a circular economy means securely managing the redeployment of used devices to new users in order to extract their full value.
When someone leaves your organisation their devices should not be left unused and unsecured. This approach places your data at risk and wastes the investment that you made on those devices. Instead, it is always worth considering servicing these shelved devices so that they can be put back into use. We support our partners by providing a redeployment service and, if the device is no longer needed within the organisation, IDE Group can securely prepare it to be sold to an approved third party.