De-Commissioning Services

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Removal of old IT assets, packing for transport

APCD will remove all nominated “old IT assets” from desktops, take them directly to the loading dock and transport the IT hardware from your premises. For CBD refreshes, we will load the old IT assets onto our customised trolleys, minimising the overall time we spend at your premises. For regional and remote locations, old IT assets will be palletised ready for collection. Wherever possible we’ll remove all old assets on the day of the installation leaving no trace of packaging waste or old IT assets after we’ve gone.

Using our REFRESH Easy process, there is no need to physically separate owned from leased IT assets onsite. We’ll simply take all IT assets and process them separately according to your requirements at our warehouse.

APCD can provide secure data sanitisation services onsite. Please refer to Secure Data Sanitisation below for details

Receipt and Registration

Once the assets have been delivered to us, they will be checked into our IT asset tracking/warehouse system. All IT assets will be transported into our modern facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra or Auckland. Each asset will be unpacked and registered onto our system. Individual barcode labels will be generated to manage each IT asset through our process.

The following details will be captured.

  • IT Asset numbers and/or serial numbers
  • Product classification (eg monitor, CPU, Laptop)
  • Model
  • Brand

From arrival at our loading dock, APCD's wireless Logistics and Inventory Warehouse system tracks every IT asset through registration, testing, cleaning, refurbishment, repair, warranty, recycling and/or asset remarketing.

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PC asset Inspection and Testing

The IT assets will then be taken to the next stage of our process where our engineers will test and inspect them. The following details will be captured:

  • PC Asset processor speed
  • PC RAM Size
  • PC H/D size
  • PC Media type
  • PC Screen type
  • PC Fault description (if any)

All these details will be captured electronically and updated instantaneously into our IT asset tracking/warehouse system. APCD inspects and tests all IT assets on receipt unless they are obviously of no value. On completion of this testing, each asset will have its detailed condition noted against it.

IT Asset values are reduced if the IT asset fails inspection and testing in any of the following three areas:

  • IT Asset External condition / appearance
  • IT Asset Completeness (the extent to which all original components are still intact)
  • IT Asset Operability

This process will take no longer than 10 working days, at which point we’ll send a comprehensive report for each individual load detailing all assets received per load.

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Certified Disk Sanitisation

APCD provides a range of disk wiping solutions. Hard drives can be wiped at your premises or ours, using your preferred tools or those that we recommend. APCD writes the log files of all disks we wipe to a secure server as part of our Quality Accredited processes. Clients can choose from multiple pass wipes (in accordance with DSD and US Dept of Defence standards) through to a physical drilling or shredding of the drives. APCD is pleased to advise those clients who do not have a clear preference.

APCD provides Certification that all drives we’ve wiped have been wiped in accordance with the standards agreed by our clients.

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IT asset Remarketing

APCD will purchase or remarket all assets that test OK and have a value in the used wholesale market. Our extensive re-marketing experience and network of business partners and accredited buyers in Australia and overseas ensures you will receive the maxim return on all valuable assets.

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PC Refurbishment, Re-Imaging and Re-Deployment

Dependent on asset condition and instructions from the client, APCD's refurbishment services range from the simple test and clean through to comprehensive cleaning, data scrubbing, repairs, memory upgrades, software rebuilds, specific user re-imaging, and Warranty. APCD's Warranty service on assets is our guarantee of Quality Assurance for all stock at resale or re-deployment.

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Hardware Lease Returns

Many large computer users have a mix of leased and owned assets, and in some cases less than perfect information about where these assets are deployed and in what quantities. This presents real problems when it comes time to refresh the assets.

Using our REFRESH Easy process, clients simply provide a copy of their master lease file and leave APCD with the process of identifying and reporting the leased assets, and finally returning them the lessor.

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Certified Environmental Disposal

APCD takes its e-Waste responsibilities seriously. All assets deemed to be unusable in their present form are data-wiped and dismantled with all components separated into bins. i.e. plastics, mother boards, sheet metal, glass, copper and cable. These are then passed onto our partner companies who reuse or specialise in the remanufacture of these materials. APCD can virtually eliminate any of your material going to landfill.

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