Will Right to Repair Help Reduce the Amount of E-Waste?
E-waste is a growing concern. Some are starting to embrace recycling, but not every state offers it. Even those that do make it difficult. Consumers must find drop-off locations that are open at convenient times. If you work 8 to 5 and the e-recycling drop off is only open from noon to 4 p.m., it’s […]
How Hackers Are Using Cables To Steal Your Data
A security researcher who allegedly works for Verizon Media came up with a Lightning cable that is capable of hacking your computer. While the O.MG cables are supposed to end up in the hands of security experts, at $100 per cable, they could end up in the wrong hands. There are no guarantees. It’s also […]
5 Things For Consumers To Consider Before Disposing Of Old Electronics
It’s estimated that over124,000 metric tons of electronics are generated throughout the world every day. Of that e-waste, only 20% is properly disposed of. That’s a lot of phones, tablets, computers, and other electronics that end up trashing the planet. Business owners all need to consider how to safely, responsibly dispose of old electronics. While […]
Why Companies Need A Consultative E-waste Partner
Electronics recycling is a complex issue. In many states, federal agencies and companies that store private information on computers must follow the Federal Trade Commission’s Disposal Rules to protect against theft or unauthorized use. Some states mandate the recycling of outdated electronics, while others do not. Rising costs of general recycling have some areas abandoning […]
How to Decommission A Data Center
When it’s time for a data center to move to a new location, upgrade outdated equipment, or shut down, several concerns come up. First, there are laws requiring steps to be taken to ensure the security and privacy of clients and customers. Second, several states have laws in place that require electronics to be recycled […]
Data Security & Breaches – Why Hardware Security Is More Important Than Ever
It seems that news of another data security breach has taken place. Hardware security is one of the most important measures a company can take to prevent a breach. Hackers can breach a website, but some find it better to steal the hardware that so many vital files are stored on. These are some of […]
E-Waste and Global Warming – Facts You Should Know
Whether you believe in global warming or not, we can all agree that being more sustainable, polluting less, and reusing more is good for the planet and those that inhabit it. Global warming and sustainability is something every person should find concerning. It’s not just a case of having temperatures that warmer than normal. Global warming is […]
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 […]