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Transform your IT Asset Disposition

While the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) market may be relatively new, the pain points for businesses in this industry follow the same predictable path as many emerging industries have in the past. As with anything new, the development and scaling stage of this industry can be difficult to navigate. The ITAD industry is unique in many ways and the complexities ...

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Achieving Circular Economy with Blockchain and IoT

Supply chains across a myriad of industries have long followed a traditional approach when it comes to delivering services and goods. This typically involves a “Take, Make and Dispose” model that ultimately results in the depletion of finite resources. The uni-directional flow of procuring raw materials for manufacturing goods and rendering them as non-recyclable waste after their useful life is ...

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Allied Disciplines: ITSM + ITAD Systems Integration Benefits

IT Service Management (ITSM) is about process and control…elements which are also the hallmarks of IT Asset Disposition (ITAD). Both disciplines have specific objectives within the overall framework of information technology management: * ITSM focuses on optimizing and maintaining IT hardware and software – both in terms of value and value to the organization – throughout the asset lifecycle * ...

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The Need to Protect Data is at an All Time High

Electronic devices are being discarded and replaced at the fastest pace in history. At the rapid rate that technology is improving, businesses, government agencies, and individuals are all upgrading to the latest and greatest faster than ever before. This has produced a tremendous glut of e-waste … unwanted electronics containing toxic elements that historically end up in landfills. It’s not ...

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How to Choose an ITAD Provider? Not an Easy Task

Introduction Since the introduction and acceptance of the computer as a necessary and standard business tool, the advancement in technology can only be expressed as staggering! While advancements in IT provides efficiencies and added productivity for individuals and businesses, it has also has created ongoing challenges for security professionals tasked with designing countermeasures to mitigate vulnerabilities associated with the use ...

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Using Material Flow to Analyze Data Security

Most of the serious and well-known data breaches that have been in the news are the result of various forms of hacking. As a result, most of us are familiar with terms such as Phishing, Malware, Man-in-the-Middle, Bait & Switch and the rest. The other form of data breaches are the result of the physical theft of devices that contain ...

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The California Consumer Privacy Act

In 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), also known as AB 375. The new law, which takes effect January 2020, follows on the heels of GDPR and will be the strictest data privacy law in the United States. The legislation had made its way quickly to the State Assembly and the Senate, and was passed ...

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The Client’s Perspective

In conversations I had with electronics recycling professionals at industry conferences over the last year, I often heard complaints when the discussion turned to enterprise clients. Typically, the frustration from e-scrap executives sounded something like this: “The IT person I have to work with is clueless about the e-scrap industry.” I teach IT asset disposition management to IT professionals on ...

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ITAD at a High Level, Three things to Consider

If you are tasked with disposal of used or surplus IT assets, data security probably ranks as your number one concern — and for good reason. But considering a range of other issues could help you maximize your value recovery. Read on for 3 significant factors to consider in finding your best ITAD vendor match. 3 other factors to consider ...

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The Highest Net Return on Retired Assets

Take a moment to consider the priorities of your organization’s mission statement and goals. Undoubtedly, you will find a few consistencies with the themes of accountability, profitability, and sustainability represented in some fashion. These key goals should be the same elements that drive your IT Asset Disposition Process. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) used these three guiding principles to reset the direction of ...

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