Is It Safe to Buy Refurbished or Used Electronics?
Everyone wants to save money. As tempting as it is to save a bundle on refurbished electronics, people do worry that they’re setting themselves up for major disappointment. If you look at the price of an iPhone 8, a refurbished or used phone is more than 50% off the MSRP. The savings make it extremely […]
South Korea’s LS-Nikko Copper Teams Up with ERI to Recycle America’s Precious Metals
ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, is teaming with South Korea’s LS-Nikko Copper, one of the world’s largest precious metals and copper smelters, to provide metal recycling services. Often referred to as “the recyclers’ recycler,” ERI, through its unique partnership with LS-Nikko Copper, also […]
Should My ITAD Provider Be Offering Positive Net Cash Flow Services?
The goal of any business is to have a positive net cash flow. You want more money coming into your business than is going out. You need enough money to cover salaries and other standard bills and expenses. If you have a strong positive cash flow, the money that’s leftover after bills can go into […]
How Does E-Waste Recycling Work?
Throughout the world, The Global E-Waste Statistics Partnership tracks the e-waste generated in each country. Per the last report (2016), the U.S. generated close to 6.3 million tons. That was up from 6.11 million in 2015. Every day, people are upgrading their phones, computers, and other electronic equipment for the latest, greatest models. The older […]
Ultimate Guide To Hardware Data Security
If your company isn’t focused on hardware data security as a complete data protection plan, you’re making a grave mistake. Data breaches do occur due to breaches of the software installed in your offices, warehouses, or other areas of business. They can occur if you do not take protections when recycling your outdated or broken […]
IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) Comes With a Risk That Few Think About But Should
It seems that a data breach is announced every day. In 2020 alone, media has already shared news of breaches affecting Microsoft, clothing retailer Hanna Andersson, Landry’s restaurant group, Health Share of Oregon, Estee Lauder, MGM, and several others. These breaches are linked to employee theft, unprotected databases, and malware installed on point-of-sale systems.The sale […]
New Decade Audit: 5 Things Your Business Should Do Now to Ensure Your and Your Customer’s Privacy
With a new decade comes new priorities. As a business owner, your employees’, customers’, and your company’s privacy must be top of that list. Already in 2020, news has hit about data breaches with Landry’s restaurant group, Microsoft, and the POS system used by many medical marijuana dispensaries. Don’t make yourself a target of a […]
John Shegerian of ERI Interviewed at ITAD Scottsdale
John Shegerian, executive chariman and co-founder of ERI, was recently interviewed at the annual ITAD summit in Scottsdale about how ERI approaches ITAD, the future of the ITAD industry, and what to expect in 2020. Follow along below:
Hacking is Often an Inside Job. Are You Protected?
The 2019 Global Data Exposure Report asked more than 1,000 security experts about security. The respondents confirmed they had a security plan in place when they were breached. More than two-thirds of these breaches happened from the inside. When it came to clicking on links they should have ignored, 65% of CEOs and 78% of […]
What Does 2020 Hold for Cybersecurity?
In 2019, some of the largest breaches in history occurred. Marriott’s hotel group was one of the first with a breach that affected 383 million people. Millions more were affected in breaches of Capital One, Facebook, Instagram, MoviePass, and so many others. Emails, passwords, credit cards, passport numbers, bank account numbers, birth dates, and SSNs […]