Also known as ITAD. The disposal of unwanted IT equipment, often because it’s been rendered obsolete. ITAD encompasses a wide array of services aimed at disposing of equipment in a safe, secure, environmentally sound manner. Such services include de-installation and asset removal, data erasure and destruction, asset auditing and tracking, recycling, redeployment, refurbishment and repair, and trade-ins. Many solution providers and distributors offer ITAD services. In addition, there are companies solely dedicated to the disposition of IT assets.