December 6, 2020

E-Waste and Privacy Laws to Watch for in 2021

In 2020, only half of the U.S. has enacted laws or regulations that mandate e-recycling. Many still do not have any laws on the books. Only 19 states ban electronics from landfills. Even with current laws, Statista reports that only 20% of e-waste is properly documented, collected, and recycled. That’s frightening if you stop and […]

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October 26, 2020

What Is Chain-of-Custody With Electronics Recycling and IT Asset Disposition?

In electronics recycling and IT asset disposal, chain-of-custody is a process that documents exactly where electronic items are during all stages of recycling. It includes an item’s custody, transfer, analysis, and disposal. Why does this matter? If a company doesn’t know where items are, there’s no way to prove information on those electronics wasn’t stolen […]

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October 21, 2020

Privacy Laws and Data Destruction: Why You Need to Properly Manage Your Hardware

If you ask someone what they fear losing in a breach or hack, financial/banking data, computer/network information, and identity information top the list. People are less afraid of losing their contact information or medical information. It’s your responsibility to make sure you’re meeting privacy laws and properly disposing of hardware.Any business or organization that stores […]

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October 14, 2020

Improper Data Decommissioning Can Cost Your Business Millions

Data decommissioning is a process where electronics and other assets that hold important data are removed from a company’s possession in a responsible manner. It could be the result of a company shutting down, expanding, or simply needing to get rid of outdated equipment. Done correctly, sensitive information isn’t exposed or at risk of being […]

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September 21, 2020

How to Properly Destroy a Hard Drive & It’s Data

One gig of data can contain up to 675,000 pages of information. That’s just one gig. Imagine how much information is on multiple computers, printers, phones, etc. in your office or at home. Each one of those devices has the power to ruin a person, business, or agency if it isn’t properly destroyed. Data destruction […]

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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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