Large technology companies operate data centers at a scale that’s difficult to imagine, even for those in the industry. New IT assets are what keep these organizations running. On top of the constant need for the latest, cutting-edge hardware, IT leaders in these organizations are keenly aware of the sensitive personal data that will be stored on those assets.
No two companies are exactly alike, so no two companies will have the same motivations to work with an ITAD provider. However, most companies fall into three primary categories: Legal, Ethical/Social, and Economics.
Today we’ll cover the legal reasons for ITAD; the laws that govern privacy and the penalties that follow if you don’t follow them. Most of them will cover data privacy, but there are also environmental laws you should consider.
Customers and stakeholders are demanding accountability on climate impact, creating a compelling business incentive to embrace sustainability.
There are many pressing issues IT leaders are likely to face in the next year or two. To minimize issues that arize from transforming the workplace, IT leaders should work closely with HR, training managers, department leaders and an ITAD to design a digital adoption strategy that can be implemented across the business.
What lies ahead for the data center industry?
In a continuing series, we will provide you an overview of the themes that will shape the data center in 2021 and beyond.
While ITAD is something you can do in-house, that doesn’t mean you should. There’s a tremendous risk with doing so and your time, talents and resources are likely best spent focusing on your core business while the experts focus on their core business – ITAD
2020 was a hard year to predict. While some are reluctant to make 2021 predictions, there are a few trends that experts and analysts agree on.
When you have a medical issue, you likely go to the doctor.
If you’re having car trouble, you see a mechanic. If you have complicated taxes, you probably have them prepared by a CPA.
Why? Because they’re experts, and you can trust those experts. You want your health, vehicles, taxes and more handled by professionals. The same can be said by your ITAD program and why you should work with a professional ITAD company.
Every day is a good reminder that we should all come contribute to conserving energy, minimizing waste, and protecting our planet’s natural resources. With a keen awareness of your data center, you can reduce costs, decrease environmental impact, and improve efficiency.
Over the last several months or so, many companies have undertaken large purchases and deployments of equipment to enable employees and students to effectively work from home. As lockdown rules start to be relaxed around the world, an important question arises: what’s going to happen to all the extra equipment that was deployed?
Being socially aware and responsible is no longer the work of scientists and environmental groups, but rather expectation for both individuals and companies… today, and every day.
The importance of destroying all data would seem to be obvious. Yet according to some studies, as many as 10% of all secondhand hard drives sold over the internet still hold personal information. And it’s not just individuals who fail to destroy all data, it’s businesses as well.