Information Systems for Sustainability and Global Competitiveness


Enterprise IT asset disposition is one important contributing dimension to green IT initiatives adopted by organizations. ITasset disposition services aim to maximize the value of the IT asset investment of enterprises over its entire lifecycle whileguaranteeing data security and protecting against environmental liability. The purpose of this paper is to introduce thepractice of IT asset disposition services in the United States, and more specifically, the processes used to accomplish thethree key objectives in IT asset disposition: 1) data security and protection, 2) environmental responsibility and compliance,and 3) asset value recovery. Regulatory compliance of companies and the role of information systems in IT asset dispositionare discussed and a few future directions of research are proposed.