Re-Use & Redeployment
A desirable route many organisations can choose for equipment that merely requires a refresh in the IT product life cycle and still meets the needs of the business is to refurbish existing equipment and redeploy it back into the organisation.
RDC provide a range of solutions that enable an organisation to have equipment collected from one location, refurbished, upgraded if required, re-configured and redeployed to the same or other designated site. Computers can be selected for IT refurbishment or re-use within your business and as such are processed further in accordance with IT redeployment tasks.
Equipment defined by the redeployment specification is subjected to a number of processes as agreed with the client to ensure any IT is visually and technically acceptable for redeployment. If passed, it can be upgraded or downgraded as appropriate to comply with the agreed IT redeployment specification. Image builds, external & internal refurbishment and re-asset can also be undertaken. This flexible approach allows clients to redeploy equipment with different levels of refurbishment and cost.
- Saves money: Redeployment, staged decommissioning, identification, data wiping, asset tracking and the staged redistribution of IT desktop and server functions, IP Telephone system and all associated peripherals can be extremely cost effective.
- Extends product lifecycle: The refurbishment and reloading of redundant IT with a new OS under the Microsoft MAR programme can extend a product's lifecycle
- Re-use: in 2012, RDC processed over 2,000,000 items, refurbishing and selling the majority for reuse. RDC's Recycling Services Department also recovers repairable items from the waste items for refurbishment and reuse.
- Component reclaim: components are also reused. In 2010, RDC exceeded 10% by weight of items reclaimed for reuse from what was previously classified as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) - exceeding targets in the draft Recast WEEE Directive.