Information Services

Procedure for the Disposal of all IT Equipment


This procedure outlines the process whereby all IT equipment should be disposed of including the donation of such equipment to DIT approved charitable schemes. Such equipment includes Laptops, Desktops, and Printers, File Servers, Network Servers and related electronic equipment.

  1. All equipment must be removed from the Asset Register.
  2. All software and file storage must be deleted.

Removal From Asset Register

All equipment must be removed from the Asset Register. The procedures for this process are outlined in Document: F6A [Asset Movement] available from the DIT Finance Department - Intranet.

Removal of Software and Storage Files

Under the terms of its various Software Licence Agreements, the DIT is legally bound to delete All software products installed on these computers. Further, to conform to the Data Protection Act and to maintain the confidentiality and security of DIT documents and data, ALL storage files must be deleted. 

Local IT support must be contacted to perform the task of deleting all software and data.

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