Objectives

Most suitable for companies with one-time IT disposition needs, IT equipment resellers with one-time trade-in support needs, businesses shutting down seeking to liquidate their IT assets, or companies with our-of-service IT equipment seeking to free up storage space, the Copper Partnership enables our partners to:

  • Monetize/dispose of used IT equipment
  • Mitigate potential data security risks
  • Maximize the proportion of reused vs. recycled IT equipment
  • Recycle equipment in an environmentally friendly manner

Services

IT Equipment Purchases
Ombligo purchases used IT equipment outright from its partners. An inventory list with the exact specifications for each unit of equipment is required for Ombligo to formulate an accurate bid. For partners that do not have a detailed list readily available, Ombligo offers inventorying services highlighted under the “IT Inventorying Services” section below.
Data Sanitization with Letter of Indemnification
In an effort to adhere to the guiding principles of the Department of Defense’s 5220.22-M standard as of February 2006, Ombligo uses the most recent version of the ‘NIST SP 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization’ as of September 2012. To that end, Ombligo, at a minimum, clears and sanitizes electronic data that could identify the Partner as the equipment owner, or irreparably deforms the equipment containing electronic data. Furthermore, Ombligo physically removes stickers and tags (except for Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”) labels) from all equipment received from Partner. We then provide our partners with a letter of indemnification that details all of our data sanitization work performed, along with the specific serial numbers of all units of equipment or Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) sanitized.
IT Inventorying Services
Partners may elect to have Ombligo prepare an Inventory List prior to marketing that list to potential used IT buyers/resellers. Ombligo sends a team to its partners’ designated locations to compile an Inventory List, which includes the following characteristics for each piece of Equipment, where available;
+ Company reference number (also known as Company’s Asset Tag – “CAT”)
+ Class (e.g., laptop, desktop, server, switch or router)
+ Manufacturer
+ Model number
+ Generation
+ Serial number
+ Parts information (e.g., quantity and part number of processors, quantity and step code(s)
of memory sticks, quantity and model number(s) of HDDs, etc.)
+ Location
De-Installation, Packaging and Reverse-Logistics Services
Partners often select Ombligo for reverse-logistics services. We send out a team – often referred to in our industry as a “white gloves service” – to designated partner locations for inventorying, de-installing, packaging, and picking up our partners’ used IT equipment that has been earmarked for disposition, or redeployment. Ombligo prides itself on being a trust-worthy partner for such services. Our team has been commended for: 1) its strong work ethic and professionalism; 2) its knowledge and experience; 3) its ability to work under tight schedules and time requirements; 4) its consistent ability to over-deliver on its contractual obligations.

Process

Project assessment
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  • Receive detailed inventory list
  • Onsite Inventory services available, if no detailed list
  • Formulate bid/offer for inventory list, net of associated fees
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Logistics management Equipment de-installation
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  • Packaging and palletization
  • Pickup and secure transportation
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Processing
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  • Receiving and testing at Ombligo facility
  • Data destruction and sanitization
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Disposition
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  • Selling
  • Responsible recycling
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