August 19, 2020

Deleting Files Doesn’t Destroy Your Data

To protect your personal or business information, you delete old files. It’s the steps most people do take and think that’s good enough. You deleted the scan of a customer’s driver’s license taken before selling a new car. At home, you scanned your passport application so that you had a copy until your passport arrived. […]

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July 28, 2020

72% of the World’s Electronic Waste Doesn’t Get Recycled

Worldwide, a record amount of e-waste leaves homes and businesses in 2019. Of those 59.1 million tons (53.6 million tonnes), just under 18% of it was properly recycled. To put it in perspective, only 10.28 million tons were recycled. The remaining 49 million tons ended up in landfills or were dumped on roadsides or other […]

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July 15, 2020

The Consolidating ITAD Industry and What It Means for Your Business

The ITAD industry is consolidating. While businesses know the importance of recycling electronics to keep toxic materials out of the landfills and environment, it’s not always easy. For businesses in more rural areas, recycling can seem impossible. As ITAD businesses consolidate and others shut down, it makes it even more difficult. It doesn’t have to […]

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July 7, 2020

5 Tips for IT Asset Disposition for Remote Workers & Satellite Offices

Back in February, a joint report between Global Workplace Analytics and Flexjobs, a company that specializes in helping employers find telecommuters, found the number of remote workers in the U.S. increased by 159% between 2005 and 2017. In just the past five years, remote work has increased by 44%. The COVID-19 pandemic is certain to […]

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June 17, 2020

5 Unique Data Security Challenges That Remote Workers Face

In 2018, Global Workplace Analytics reports that 5 million U.S. employees worked at home at least part-time. When the COVID pandemic hit, surveys found that 88% of workers who could work from home started working from home at least one day a week. The same survey also found that 68% of those workers felt they […]

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June 2, 2020

How to Recycle and Destroy Data on Old Employees’ Electronics

When an employee leaves your company, that employee’s records and personal information often gets left behind. Tax records, results of background checks and drug tests, personal and work emails, resumes, and other documents get left behind. When those electronics are outdated, you need to make sure that data is destroyed before you recycle the item. […]

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May 7, 2020

Electronic Recycling Solutions For At-Home Employees

Currently in more than 20 states, coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders have thousands of employees working from home offices. For some, this isn’t new. They’ve worked from home before. For others, it’s a brand new experience. Only essential workers are allowed to go to work in these states. These workers include medical professionals, retail workers, and sanitation […]

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April 28, 2020

How Do I Recycle Old Devices as We Transition to 5G?

Technology is always advancing. The latest advance is seeing a transition from 4G to 5G. It’s starting to happen in select cities. The early phase is expected to last a couple of years. The switch to 5G will expand at faster rates until everyone can access the technology. Most devices cannot handle 5G and must […]

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April 6, 2020

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 […]

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