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IT Lifecycle Management – Avoiding Potential Loss of Control

By Jeffrey Dean, Arrow Electronics ITAK V10 I4 According to the Department of Justice, the term “breach” as it relates to data “is used to include the loss of control, compromise, unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized acquisition, unauthorized access, or any similar term referring to situations where persons other than authorized users and for an other than authorized purpose have access or ...

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Combining ITAM and ITSM Processes – ITAM considerations in two popular ITSM processes

By Chris Borkert, Linium LLC ITAK V10 I2 Organizations are increasingly trying to combine what were traditionally separate IT Asset Management (ITAM) and IT Service Management (ITSM) functions.  These business processes may also assume other names such as IT Cost Management, Business Service Management, and others.  The motivation for combining processes may be driven by the implementation of a tool ...

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Changing Data Breach Response – Investor Rights as the Stimulus for Data Protection, Breach Response and IT Asset Management

By Bob Johnson, NAID ITAK V10 I1 At the height of the 2013 holiday buying season, Target department stores, the second largest retailer in the U.S., announced its payment card system had been hacked, resulting in unauthorized access to the private information of more than 110 million customers.  As a direct fall out, their longtime, highly successful CEO resigned, the ...

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Dynamic ITAD Requires Guidance, Diligence and Leadership – Avoiding Negative Consequences from Electronic Disposal

By Patty Osterberg, SERI ITAK V10 I1 What happens to your decommissioned IT equipment after it leaves your company? Your company’s brand, reputation and bottom line could depend on your answer to this question.  Almost weekly, another company is featured in the press for a data security breach.   Big and small companies alike have suffered the fallout from this type ...

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Balancing Requirement and Risk – Lessons Learned Building an ITAD Due-Diligence Assessment

By Carleen E. Matsuka, Microsoft ITAK V10 I1 Managing the risk associated with the disposal of assets can be complicated.  Risk around compliance to data protection laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA] in the United States and the United Kingdom’s [UK] Data Protection Act of 1998 makes managing a global program overwhelming to any organization.  ...

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Reusable Yield – The One Number That Predicts Profitable and Sustainable IT Disposition

By Robert Houghton, Sage Sustainable Electronics ITAK V10 I1 Reusable Yield is the silver bullet metric that measures how little of your old electronics goes to waste when you buy new hardware.  It’s simple to calculate.  Divide the total number of items reused—through redeployment, resale, or donation—by the total number of devices dispositioned.  Nothing predicts end-of-lifecycle financial results and environmental ...

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