VARs to Benefit from New Service

Zycko, a value-added distributor of convergent storage and IP solutions, has created a multilayered Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliancy service combining data eradication and end-of-life IT hardware disposal services.

Zycko Pro Asset Management is an innovative branded service from Zycko, which corresponds with the implementation of the WEEE directive into UK law earlier this month.

Pro Asset Management enables Zycko’s VARs to both dispose of businesses’ IT hardware and offer additional services to destroy any data held on redundant storage devices, therefore eradicating the possibility that a businesses’ data can be compromised once a storage device is thrown away.

David Galton-Fenzi, group sales director at Zycko, said Pro Asset Management is an all-in-one WEEE compliancy service from Zycko, which enables its VARs to offer a wider range of WEEE services and to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

“There are already businesses offering disposal of IT hardware, according to the rules of the WEEE directive,” he said. “However, we are one of the first distributors to provide resellers with the opportunity to expand their WEEE services by also offering to ensure the total eradication of data.”

By supplying a data destruction service, in addition to WEEE hardware disposal, Zycko’s VARs can provide businesses’ with complete piece of mind that any data unwittingly left on a redundant hard drive is removed.

Zycko’s resellers will be able to offer their customers a number of options to ensure complete data destruction, such as a degausing technique that uses powerful magnets to eliminate all magnetic properties from a hard drive.

“Zycko is committed to reducing the levels of IT hardware incorrectly disposed of in the UK each year and to reducing their resulting impact on the environment,” added Galton-Fenzi. “This service will also enable resellers to cross-sell a standard WEEE service and generate additional margins for their business.”