Disposal Management

The latest ITAD and Disposal Management News from IAITAM

August 2014 – Rethinking Where Organizational Risk Comes From

By IAITAM 2014 ACE Events IAITAM 2014 Fall ACE update: Did you know that the Fall ACE schedule was posted and there are some very intriguing educational topic areas noted: KEYNOTE:  The Seven Secrets to an Extraordinary Life! KEYNOTE: Why ITAM is the key to secure ICT disposal. How to Manage an Oracle Audit. Asset vs. CI – Bringing it ...

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R2 Standard’s Home has Changed Names to SERI – A Conversation with John Lingelbach

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V9 I8 The organization responsible for the development and promotion of the R2 Standard (Responsible Recycling) has changed its name from R2 Solutions to Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), and with that transition in June, 2014, began a new, expanded mission for the organization and its staff. The press release about the change explained that ...

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Data Breach Prevention Driver for Disposal – IT Asset Disposition Diligence Starts Day-One

By Robert Johnson, NAID & Kyle Marks, Retire-IT, LLC ITAK V9 I5 Last January, Coca-Cola admitted to the theft of an unspecified number of laptops containing personal information on approximately 74,000 individuals, including social security numbers, driving license details, salaries, and ethnicity.  Reportedly, the laptops had been stolen by the employee in charge of the company’s information technology asset disposal ...

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Managing Multiple Stakeholders – Meeting the Challenges of Implementing Disposal Management

By Cindy Miller, LifeSpan ITAK V9 I4 With increased media, shareholder, and customer attention on corporate data breaches and environmental impacts, IT asset retirement is becoming a key service.  Many companies are looking to create enterprise-wide standards and manage the process and costs of the disposal process.  As with many other aspects of the job, the IT Asset Manager often ...

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Data Sanitization 101 – Auditing your Hard Drive Retirement Process

By Samuel Peery, White Canyon Software ITAK V9 I4 Every company has to deal with the issue of disposing of old hardware.  While it’s a problem we all deal with, surprisingly few handle it in a secure manner.  The Harvard Business Review recently posted an article calling the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) discipline the “soft underbelly of data security.”  With ...

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The Seven Biggest Disposal Mistakes – Every Company can Avoid these Disposal Mistakes

By Arman Sadeghi, All Green IT Asset Disposition ITAK V9 I4 IT asset managers consistently make important decisions, from the purchase of new equipment to the disposal of obsolete equipment or devices that are no longer needed.  Traditionally, it’s the purchase of new equipment that gets a majority of the attention.  The common thought is that a purchasing mistake would ...

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Cloud Subscription Evolution at Adobe – Laying Out the Options

By Scott D. Rosenberg, Miro Consulting ITAK V9 I4 Mixed reactions best describe the update to Adobe® Creative Cloud announced last May.  Positive reactions are due to several new “CC” desktop applications, enhanced cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities, and a series of promotional pricing offers under their Value Incentive Plan (VIP), Adobe’s monthly subscription plan for Creative Cloud.  VIP Creative ...

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