SERVICES

ABlaze is here for Every Stage of the Buying & Selling
Process

Join ABlaze & help save the planet one computer at a time!

At ABlaze we treat each and every client as a priority. We provide solutions which are tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. Not only does ABlaze keep your resources operative for the current business you do now, but also helps you plan for your long term goals.

Working with our team also gives you flexibility and peace of mind. Whether your demands are project by project or ongoing support, ABlaze has the experience and reliability to keep you running efficiently and effectively.

IT ASSET DISPOSITION

Removal of IT Assets &
Packaging for Transport

ABlaze will remove all nominated IT assets, take them directly to the loading dock and transport the IT hardware from your premises. For local refreshes, we will load the old IT assets onto our customized trolleys, minimizing the overall time we spend at your premises. For regional and remote locations, old IT assets will be palletized ready for collection.

Receipt & 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 warehouse. Each asset will be unpacked and registered onto our system. Individual barcode labels will be generated to manage each IT asset through our process.

Asset Inspection and Testing

The IT assets will then be taken to the next stage of our process where our team will test and inspect them. All these details will be captured electronically and updated instantaneously into our IT asset tracking/warehouse system. We inspect and test 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.

Certified Disk Sanitization

ABlaze 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. ABlaze 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 DoD and NIST standards) through to a physical drilling...

IT Assets Re-Marketing

We will purchase and re-market all assets that pass our testing phase and have a value in the used wholesale market. Our extensive re-marketing experience and network of business partners and accredited buyers in America and overseas ensures you will receive the maxim return on all valuable assets.

PC Refurbishment, Re-Imaging
and Re-Deployment

Dependent on asset condition and instructions from the client, our 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. Our warranty service on assets is our guarantee of Quality Assurance for all stock at resale or re-deployment.

Certified Environmental
Disposal

ABlaze 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 specialize in the remanufacture of these materials.

Secure Data Destruction

Securely, timely and environmentally sensitive disposal of computer equipment is a major challenge for all organizations nowadays. Just as it's critical to set up and configure an asset for use, it's vital that it is decommissioned appropriately both in order to eliminate risk and to ensure maximum return of investment. An organization's data represents its greatest asset.

Physical Destruction

Our standardized policies, procedures and training guarantee destruction exceeding mandatory legal guidelines. Ablaze hard drive shredding process has been certified using classified recovery methods. At ABlaze HDD shredding is performed by trained technicians who have undergone background checks, signed confidentiality agreements and passed the government check.

Degaussing

The destruction of data should be the first priority when preparing to dispose or renew electronic assets. Degaussing is the guaranteed form of hard drive erasure, as such; it serves as the standard method of data destruction. Our hard drive degaussing is the exposure of HDD to the alternating magnetic fields that overwrite original information with random empty patterns...

Dry Erasure

To protect sensitive, proprietary information and personal data the hard disk drives needs to be permanently wiped. It is not enough to simply erase the HDD data by traditional methods like deleting files or old fashioned formatting. Nowadays the deleted information can be recovered by smart data recovery software. ABlaze is providing comprehensive data wipes...

ABLAZE DE-COMMISSIONING SERVICES

De-Commissioning

  • Disconnect IT hardware assets from power and network
  • Record serial numbers and barcodes for reporting purposes
  • Remove to central on-site location
  • Palletizing or packing for transport

Delivery to ABlaze Warehouse

Using our extensive national network of logistics partners we will collect assets from any location in USA and securely transport them back to our closest warehouse. The services include:

  • Collect from nominated location, boxed or un-boxed
  • Transport to our warehouses

Asset Registration

On receipt at our premises assets details and specifications are recorded in our Asset Management System and all items are barcoded and logged for tracking and reporting purposes. The registration process consists:

  • Match incoming assets to vendor job number

Testing

  • Assets are physically checked for appearance,operability and completeness
  • All labels and identity labels are removed
  • Diagnostic check on all componentry
  • Condition and damages recorded

Certified Data Sanitization

We will securely wipe hard drives

  • Insert software and run erasure program for agreed number of overwrite passes
  • Drivers can be removed for retention if necessary
  • Certification of all hard drives sanitized

Certified Environmental
Disposal

ABlaze understands our client's obligations to operate in a way that advances sustainability and mitigates environmental impact. Our goal is to ensure that we assist our clients in meeting their commitments to improve their environmental performance. Ablaze is a quality accredited organization under ISO:9001 Quality and has also achieved ISO:14001 Environmental Certification.

Re-marketing and
Redeployment Services

All assets that pass testing and are considered end of life, can be:

  • Held in quarantine for future re-deployment to nominated client sites or for other purposes
  • Purchased by ABlaze and re-marketed into our network of local and global buyers

Asset Audits

As part of an ongoing asset management process, it may be necessary to conduct physical asset audits. Following an agreed Scope of work plan, audit staff will prepare a schedule to visit all nominated sites to locate and record agreed asset details of specified equipment. Barcode stickers can also be attached and recorded during the audit. On completion, a final report in the agreed...