DSA Connect’s research found 83% of UK IT directors believe demand for IT asset disposition (ITAD) and data destruction services will grow over the next two years. Nearly one in five (17%) predicting a dramatic increase in demand while just 5% expect demand to drop.
Around 69% questioned said data erasure services will be most in demand while around 60% believe end of life IT services will see a growth in demand, with 24% expecting a dramatic increase over the next two years.
More than half of those questioned (55%) believe demand will increase for onsite data destruction and recycling of IT services, with 33% expecting a dramatic increase in demand for recycling and 29% a dramatic rise in demand for onsite data destruction.
Harry Benham, chairman of DSA Connect, said: “IT directors are expecting a surge in demand for ITAD, as well as a wide range of other IT disposal services as business returns to some form of normality with employees back in the office.
“It is vital that companies approach the disposal of IT - whether it’s destroyed, recycled or the erasure of data, in a thorough and professional manner as mistakes can have serious consequences in terms of potential fines and damage to their reputation.”