Greenbox completes Australia's largest data wipe project

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 06 February, 2019

Greenbox completes Australia's largest data wipe project

Australian IT asset lifecycle management company Greenbox has completed Australia’s largest data sanitisation project for the Department of Defence, involving the secure destruction of data from more than 110,000 mobile and desktop computers

The $5 million contract was awarded as part of the Department of Defence’s largest infrastructure program in over a decade, which involves securely repurposing the computing assets and processing a further 90,000 devices including monitors, printers and servers.

Greenbox executed the project at its high-security IT commissioning centres in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. The company was able to conduct up to 800 concurrent device wipes per facility.

Greenbox was selected for the work due to its accreditation, its value-for-money proposition, and its ability to offer a transparent chain of custody for the devices, according to Chair Shane Mulholland.

“Greenbox has provided Defence with a centralised approach to IT asset recovery by managing this large-scale project to a defined and carefully documented standard to ensure assets were repurposed, and the data they stored was permanently destroyed,” he said.

“By giving new life to the 110,000 technology assets, we kept 1300 tons of materials out of landfill, enough to fill 80 shipping containers. Repurposing this equipment provides social rewards by making affordable equipment available to communities in need, while also delivering financial returns.”

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