There are many discussions these days on what the modern data center will look like in the future. Discussions include topics on quantum computing, virtual reality, data center sustainability, and business-development opportunities… ranging from data security and sustainability to recycling and supply chain disruption.
Hardware data security is becoming more important and more difficult.
When physical assets are improperly discarded, a wealth of personal and corporate data goes with them putting organizations and individuals at risk. Data exchanged in the digital space is not everyone’s business, so encrypting it is important and even vital for some industries. That’s why data security is always a top priority. The primary goal of data security is to protect any kind of data against any kind of loss, manipulation, threats, or access by unauthorized persons, regardless of whether the data is personally identifiable or not.
Hybrid environments, online learning, and technologically advanced vehicles are increasing the volume of retired assets. This change is driving the creation of new ITAD companies, while the global number of R2-certified provider locations has remained nearly constant.
Partnering with a trusted R2 certified ITAD company that provides full-services IT Asset Disposition and Risk Mitigation services, specializing in desktop and data center IT asset value recovery, certified data destruction, regulatory/industry compliance, data center decommissioning, and environmentally responsible electronics recycling throughout North America, will ensure data security and a return on your investment from any equipment that still holds value.
Sustainability initiatives are driving value across the electronics supply chain.
With the rapid pace of technological change, the volume of retired assets has made electronics the world’s fastest-growing solid-waste stream. Sustainability is gaining the attention of investors and making its way into board agendas.
Businesses have many reasons to focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. They may want to satisfy their consumers, who are increasingly choosing brands with strong ESG credentials, even if the prices are higher. Or they may be seeking to stay ahead of ever more stringent regulations. Others react to pressure from banks and investors, want to improve employee engagement, or feel a need to better attract and retain talent. Form most organizations, the answer will be a combination of these factors, which together add up to “a need to understand and manage environmental impact through every part of the business – in real-time.”
The future of the electronics industry requires supply chain visibility.
Supply chain visibility is the ability to track different goods and/or products in transit, giving a clear view of the inventory and activity. It enables shippers to improve customer service and cost controls through management of inventory in motion, proactive status updates, limited disruptions, and risk mitigation. As a result, the supply chain will become stronger and more agile in the process of having good visibility.
The goal of supply chain visibility is to gain advanced insights into how your supply chain works while reducing risk. Pair those insights with collections of user data, and you are left with a supply chain that can be optimized to be as efficient as possible.
With a third-party logistics provider, you can ensure your data’s safety and security, and achieve your sustainability and supply chain goals.
It is our mission at OceanTech to become the most trusted ITAD partner in the marketplace. We provide environmentally friendly, liability-free electronic recycling and asset management services. Our processes are designed to bring value back to our customers and reduce the amount of equipment entering the waste stream.