What Happens to Electronics in Landfills?
What do you really know about e-waste? Each year, people upgrade their phones, computers, printers, tablets, and other electronic devices for a newer, faster technology. The old devices should be recycled, though not everyone does that. There was 44.7 million metric tons of e-waste in 2016. It’s estimated that only 20% of this is properly collected […]
Corporate Data Destruction – 5 Things to Look For
Corporate data destruction is extremely important to your business. You have clients, employees, and many other people trusting in you to keep their information safe. There are also state and federal laws that you must follow in order to ensure confidential data is not disclosed. The Federal Trade Commission’s Data Disposal Laws are present in close […]
Will 4G Devices Work on 5G? What Should I Do With My Old Devices?
In April, the first 5G phone was released by Verizon. At the same time, AT&T has been testing its 5G technology in select cities like Chicago and Dallas. While 5G isn’t completely ready yet, it’s coming. It could be years before 5G is readily available throughout the U.S., but for those in larger cities, it’s exciting […]
ERI Offers Former Arrow Electronics Asset Disposition Customers a Smooth Transition
ERI, the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States, is making public its open invitation to former customers of Arrow Electronics in the wake of Arrow’s announcement yesterday that it will be winding down its asset disposition business.Arrow announced yesterday that it has initiated […]
How Robotics Are Shaping E-waste At ERI
A leader in electronics recycling, ERI Direct is using robotics to change the world of e-waste. There are several reasons ERI is a leader. To start, the company is one of the largest in the world. It is the largest in the U.S. It recycles 300 million pounds of electronics each year in its facilities. […]
Top 5 Studies on Data Found on Resold Devices
After replacing business equipment, it’s common to consider selling it to recoup some of the initial cost. If you do this, are you taking precautions to protect your employees, your clients, and your own confidential information secure? To show just how concerning this is, an IT firm in Minnesota worked with Blancco Technology Group in a […]
How Will 5G Lead to More Electronics Recycled Than Ever Before?
Verizon launched 5G Home in specific cities back in October 2018. Throughout 2019, plans are to keep expanding 5G Home to new cities and bring it to mobile users. To do this, networks must be upgraded.As 5G rolls out across the nation, people need to upgrade to devices that are capable of using 5G. This […]
ERI Featured in Time Magazine Coverage of 4G to 5G Switchover
ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, has been prominently featured in a Time Magazine article about the impending 4G to 5G switchover and the glut of e-waste it is likely to generate in its wake.The article, titled “ The World Has an E-Waste Problem,” describes the […]
Data Security Becoming A Big Problem For Mergers & Acquisitions
Prior to any merger or acquisition, you must do your due diligence analyzing the seller’s security procedures. These means fully investigating the company for current breaches or cybersecurity risks.Wouldn’t the company you’re set to buy or take over do this before entering into a merger or acquisition? It’s not always the case. In fact, several […]
5 Common Sense Tips For Effective End Of Life Data Destruction
That outdated electronic device you or your company is ready to trash could still be filled with vital information. Printers, computer hard drives, phones, and copiers are just a few of the electronics that store information. In the wrong hands, there are names, phone numbers, addresses, passwords, tax information, and other details that are desirable.PC […]