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Spring Clean Your I.T.

Spring has fully matured, with summer fast approaching it is time to take a good hard look at your organizations’ current information technology state. While it seems like it could be a daunting and never ending task, it is beneficial for organizations to devote time to reorganize and freshen up space both in office and in technology.

Here are a few tips on how to organize your technology before summer hits:

Out with your old tech

As your cluttered and hazardous closet full of old technology continues to grow, it may be time to consider disposing of your organizations old technology. It’s important to dispose of technology the right way, consider reading our blog on how to recycle old tech.  

Build an inventory list of all your organizations software assets, then take a hard look at your software list and use it to discover unused assets.  Unused software may take up a lot of storage space and slow down operations. It would be a good idea to uninstall old software to make room for applications your organization does use and to speed up business operations.

Clean up business data

Organizations rely on data every day in some way, shape, or form. Whether it is customer contact information or details regarding invoicing, companies use data for EVERYTHING. A data cleanse is crucial for businesses, it makes for correctness and consistency.

IT departments will appreciate a data cleanse, tidying up data can be helpful in many ways. Clean data allows for more strategic decision making, better timing, and improved relationships.

Set up a system for organization

When your company decides to clean up its technology, they should take the time to set up a system to ensure technology is organized going forward. Every new addition to your technology infrastructure should be properly placed in your framework and categorized.

Rather than dig through your technology framework trying to find certain information, having your technology organized can ensure ease of use for employees, better decision making, and happy clients.


To learn more, contact us.

Why You Should Recycle Old Technology

Technology is not built to last, in most cases, upgrading your technology usually stems from having problems with older more outdated equipment. This usually leads most businesses and homes to have a designated area where older technology is currently gathering dust.

So what should you do with old technology? Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Do NOT Throw Tech in The Trash

Unwanted technology should never be thrown away. Once a business’s technology is too far gone it is considered e-waste. E-waste is a term for old technology, so it is fine in a home or office setting. E-waste becomes harmful when it is thrown away improperly. Tons of e-waste is shipped overseas where it is dumped and burned, which then releases harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.  Consider this before tossing your old tech:

  • It Could Be Illegal: States such as California, have laws against throwing away electronics and computers in a landfill.
  • E-waste Contains Hazardous Materials: Most technology is built with heavy metals & toxic materials, including mercury, lead, and carcinogenic chemicals. It is important to dispose of technology correctly to prevent harm to the environment.
  • E-waste Is Still Valuable: Recoverable materials such as copper, aluminum, gold, silver, plastic and ferrous metals all hold value. Conserve natural resources and the energy needed to produce new electronics by finding a new option to dispose or utilize your old electronics.

Consider Donating Your Technology

More than likely, your businesses technology could be useful to someone your community. Organizations must wipe technology to industry regulation before donating. Research organizations that will take older electronics and refurbish them back into use. Here at CompuOne, we donate our old IT to an organization who will either refurbish it for children in San Diego or recycle it as e-waste.

Recycle Your Obsolete IT Assets

Recycling e-waste is not only an environmentally friendly option but is also considered privacy protector. Old technology, such as servers, must be wiped to industry and regulation standards before being recycled.

When recycling e-waste it is important to use certified recyclers. Certified e-waste recyclers break down every piece of technology and gather recoverable materials which then will be put back into use.


CompuOne is committed to the donating and recycling technology. For more information on how to recycle your unused electronics, contact us.