Investing in newer technology means investing in your business – you don’t want to lag behind your competitors with your outdated equipment. But your old equipment doesn’t have to become e-waste because we will recycle it for you efficiently and in an environmentally responsible way.
Have you noticed that lately every company, whether big or small, is coming up with excuses about the labor shortage and how they can’t do their jobs or fulfill their services? However, OceanTech has managed to serve our clients anytime they called us – even during the height of the pandemic with critical supply chain disruptions.
Operating a data center is more complicated than it looks. However, there are five data center pain points that partnering with the right IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) partner can address. Here are some of the challenges facing the data center industry and the best practices of how to deal with them.
Last month we discussed the legal reasons for ITAD. Just because you’re legally required, and it’s the right thing to do, doesn’t mean that you necessarily want to start doing things the ITAD way. But maybe – just maybe – it’s in your best interest.
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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.
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
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.
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.
If your business is preparing to decommission expensive high-end IT hardware in 2021, it’s important to put a plan into place to recover value from your old equipment. There’s a lot to consider when handling retiring IT assets, but with the right level of expert support and guidance, you can maximize recovery and return possibly millions of dollars to your IT budget.
Once you have taken the decision to migrate data to the cloud you will also be tasked with decommissioning your data center(s), what does this mean for your legacy storage assets?