Are you Being a Victim of Improper Computer Disposal?

October 20, 2010

Budget Business Computers



IT Asset Management
A useful piece of information for you, your CIO, and your CFO is that Budget Business Computers can and will effectively and affordably handle the disposal of IT assets.



No one needs to tell you that the federal privacy laws are more detailed and far reaching than they have ever been. You know that all American companies must comply with laws, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (applies to privacy of financial records) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which applies to maintaining privacy of medical records. Notably, these privacy laws apply to any company holding financial or medical data on employees or customers, not just financial and medical businesses.



Corporate espionage is a large problem. Proprietary data stored on obsolete computers is an area that most company officials do not consider when developing privacy and data security plans.



Many times CIO’s think that wiping a hard drive is sufficient to destroy sensitive data. Actually, it is not. Given today’s forensic abilities data can be retrieved from hard drives that have been “wiped.” Additionally, frequently accessed data is also stored on the RAM/ROM chips. Often companies store their out of date machines as a method of guarding privacy. This system has two flaws. First, if the computer’s operating system is out of date, the company has to restore the system in order to wipe the hard drive. Second, stored computers are often borrowed or stolen. In either event, the data can fall into malicious hands.



For businesses seeking to responsibly comply with privacy regulations and protect their proprietary data working with a firm set up to destroy old IT technology is a wise idea. Budget Business Computers (BBC) can certify destruction of data because the company destroys old computer hardware and processes glass, plastic and metals for re-use, rather than refurbishing and reselling systems and components.



Prior to disposal, Budget Business Computers stores all systems in a secured area. BBC can prove a clear chain of custody before the systems are destroyed, thereby allowing for certification of data and hardware destruction.




Be safe.


Be able to prove your privacy laws compliance with…


Complete certified destruction of all sensitive data.

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Important Differences Between Business Class and Consumer Class Computers and Laptops

April 4, 2010

Important Differences Between Business Class and Consumer Class Computers and Laptops

A
business class Computer or Laptop will have a longer standard warranty, which carries a significant value. Additionally, business class computers and laptops tend to feature matte screens and pointing sticks for usability – two things hard to come by in consumer class equipment.  Reference the chart below for more differences.

Here are five tips to consider when upgrading to a Business class Computer and Laptop. You’ll save the money over time:

1) Business class Computers and Laptops are built with better materials and generally last longer than consumer class equipment. Overall they carry a higher residual value.

2) Business class Computers and Laptops are designed to run continuously all day long.

3) Many times business class equipment still has the manufacturer’s warranty remaining. It is possible to work with directly with the manufacturer for any warranty and repair information.

4) Business Class Laptops are able to run two batteries at once and will hook up to a docking station for the home or work environment.

5) With business class Computers and Laptops their built-in video cards allow higher video graphics and enable the quick switch between presentations. The advanced graphics are also ideal for graphic designers and gamers.

Business class systems can sometimes be found at retail and on-line stores; however, most of them have to be ordered via a sales representative directly from the manufacturer or major distributor.

Read more about life expectancies of Consumer class Laptops, support and updates at:

http://findtech.rutgers.edu/tmplt.php?pg=whybus&ss=inst

Budget Business Computers sell Business Class equipment and will take trade-in’s of your old computer equipment.


Please call Michael Sutter at 513-617-4822 for more information.

© 2010 All Rights Reserved: Budget Business Computers
Cincinnati, OH  |  Phone: (513) 617-4822  | sales@BudgetBusinessComputers.com


Important Differences Between Business Class and Consumer Class Computers and Laptops

March 9, 2010

A business class Computer or Laptop will have a longer standard warranty, which carries a significant value. Additionally, business class computers and laptops tend to feature matte screens and pointing sticks for usability – two things hard to come by in consumer class equipment.  Reference the chart below for more differences.

Here are five tips to consider when upgrading to a Business class Computer and Laptop. You’ll save the money over time:

1) Business class Computers and Laptops are built with better materials and generally last longer than consumer class equipment. Overall they carry a higher residual value.

2) Business class Computers and Laptops are designed to run continuously all day long.

3) Many times business class equipment still has the manufacturer’s warranty remaining. It is possible to work with directly with the manufacturer for any warranty and repair information.

4) Business Class Laptops are able to run two batteries at once and will hook up to a docking station for the home or work environment.

5) With business class Computers and Laptops their built-in video cards allow higher video graphics and enable the quick switch between presentations. The advanced graphics are also ideal for graphic designers and gamers.

Business class systems can sometimes be found at retail and on-line stores; however, most of them have to be ordered via a sales representative directly from the manufacturer or major distributor.

Read more about life expectancies of Consumer class Laptops, support and updates at:

http://findtech.rutgers.edu/tmplt.php?pg=whybus&ss=inst

Budget Business Computers sell Business Class equipment and will take trade-in’s of your old computer equipment.


Please call Michael Sutter at 513-617-4822 for more information.


Why tighten your belt when you can stretch your computer budget?

March 1, 2010

Why tighten your belt when you can stretch your computer budget?

Budget Business Computers has been created to fill a specific need for businesses, schools and non-profit organizations. Our expertise comes from 15 + years of experience in the Sales and Service industries. It then became obvious that only a few companies offer affordable solutions to companies and organizations with budgetary constraints in their IT departments. Enter Budget Business Computers! We provide Pre-Owned and Off-Lease Business Class computers, laptops and IT equipment.

BUSINESS CLASS EQUIPMENT is built with high-quality materials that generally have a longer life span than consumer grade equipment. They can be upgraded with wireless and video cards as well as batteries. Consumer grade equipment, on the other hand, is typically made with more generic parts – and is not as durable.

OFF-LEASE COMPUTERS are turned back in after the leasing period expires (usually 1-3 years) and still have a great deal of use life remaining. Our technicians will clear the machine of personal data and re-certify and configure the computers to meet to their original operating systems and or specifications. The hard drive is then reformatted and the machine readied for reload of the operating system. Pre-owned computers go through the same system of testing and reloading.

By purchasing your computers and laptops from Budget Business Computers you can stretch your hardware budget, while buying from a local company with many years experience. We’re committed to improving the productivity and profitability of our clients’ businesses and are available to discuss your immediate or future needs.

Call Michael Sutter at (513) 617-4822.


Why Pre-Owned or Off-Lease Computers and Laptops Similar to Pre-Owned Automobiles

February 17, 2010

Budget Business Computers continually asks its clients why they feel the need to purchase new computers or laptops when Pre-Owned or Off-Lease Computers and Laptops fit their IT needs at a substantial savings. Most companies only need their technology to surf the Web, send/receive emails and use word processing /Excel spreadsheet software. As a result, Pre-Owned business-class IT equipment will do the same job – while saving businesses, non-profit organizations and schools a great deal of money.

The best way to describe a Pre-Owned or Off-Lease Computer or Laptop is to use the analogy of an automobile lease. A buyer purchases a new car, via lease, for a period of time (usually 1-3 years). At lease end the vehicle is turned back in to the dealer. It is then quality-tested and driven to ensure its safe condition – in order to be resold under dealer standards. Next, it is resold as a pre-owned vehicle, retaining a high amount of use-life remaining – with the added buyer advantage that he/she inherits high-quality equipment whose depreciation amount has already been taken. This is a win-win situation for both parties.

Similarly, corporations purchase new computers or laptops, high end servers and Cisco routers via lease. At lease end (usually for a 2-3 year period), the equipment is turned in. A computer technician performs several operations. Using special software, the machine is tested to certify the computer’s specifications. Information is gathered including processor speed, memory and disk storage. The technician performs a series of tests to ensure there are no hardware glitches. The hard drive is then reloaded back to its original configuration just as it was when it originally left the manufacturer. At this point, it is ready to be resold as a Pre-Owned or Off-Lease Computer or Laptop, still having a lot of use-life remaining. Again, the greatest loss of depreciation has already been taken.

In addition to the sale of Pre-Owned and Off-Lease Computers and Laptops, Budget Business Computers accepts trade in’s of your old IT equipment and will work to regain the highest possible ROI (capital) for your surplus equipment. If your IT assets are 4-5 years old and you are considering disposing of them, please ask about our environmentally safe disposal program to make sure your assets don’t end up in a landfill. You could suffer government penalties by illegally dumping toxic assets, in addition to polluting the environment.

Please call Michael Sutter at 513-617-4822 for more information.


Why should you consider purchasing a Pre-Owned Computer VS New?

January 4, 2010

First, unless you’re implementing a new application that requires the latest in computer technology, chances are your applications will easily operate on hardware manufactured during the past several product cycles (2-3 years young). That is, if new computers are introduced about every 2-3 months, in all likelihood, your applications will operate on any hardware produced in the last two to three years. Second, with the availability of Pre-Owned hardware, you’re able to leverage the needs of major corporations to your benefit by taking over, at a reduced price, the remaining use-life of the equipment they leased. And third, Pre-Owned hardware comes with a warranty and will save you money in the long term.

Please Contact Michael Sutter with Budget Business Computers at 513-617-4822 for more information.