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What Could Go Wrong with Lithium-Ion Batteries?
Damaged, defective, or recalled (DDR) lithium-ion batteries are the main reason behind phone screen cracks, gadget casing warps, or even a laptop trackpad malfunction. DDR batteries may appear to be a minor issue; however, a damaged battery can be very harmful to the device, the environment the device is in, and the device’s owner. Therefore, educated
Not All IT Technicians Are Equipped To Handle ITAD, Are Yours?
Data Destruction and Decommissioning Data center workloads have increasingly shifted to co-location facilities as an alternative to privately-owned on-site servers or data centers. Based on results, this trend will continue, mainly because of reduced downtime and the growing need to reduce IT infrastructure expenses, physical security, and high-power requirements. Data Center operators are great when
The Efficiencies of NIST-Compliant Data Sanitization
More isn’t always better, and that can apply to how your company securely disposes of end-of-life data bearing IT assets. This is particularly relevant in reference to how the data is wiped, i.e., sanitized. A little bit of history can explain why the best solution for most companies today have changed. It’s very likely you’ve
A Request for Information (RFI) leading to a Request for Proposal (RFP) is the classic and generally reliable way to find an ITAD provider that meets your business needs. However, simply comparing the responses to the RFP lacks the actual testing necessary to understand which contending vendors will be the best fit for your asset
Is your secure ITAD provider in it for the long haul?
As we’ve referenced before, the world of IT asset disposition, lifecycle management, and inventory management is constantly on the move. 2018 was a landmark year and 2019 is breezing by with its own set of challenges. Key player leaves the ITAD market However, of all the news in 2019, one recent announcement has left a
In our previous blog, we covered the basics of how quantum computing is changing the outlook for data security — specifically, how it could affect current data security, sanitization, and destruction standards. But how worried should we be? Is the quantum revolution right around the corner? The answers aren’t so clear cut… except for that
Data security is at the forefront of IT asset management and disposition, at every step in the lifecycle. Data must be protected while it’s actively in use as a part of IT inventory all the way to its end-of-life, whether that means remarketing, recycling, or destruction. We’ve talked before about how the ITAD industry (and
What is Data Center World? As the folks at Data Center World (DCW) say themselves: the data center is an integral part of the DNA of any business. IT operations professionals, datacenter facilities directors, executives, and more come to DCW, which is the largest conference specifically designed for those who design, build, and manage data
Being an ITAM superhero is hard. Here’s how we help.
As an IT Asset Manager, you’re fully engaged with boots on the ground. If it’s got an asset tag or a license, chances are you’re responsible for it. Not just in terms of managing the asset from acquisition to disposal, but also forming long term strategies and working across departments. Your role is also becoming
Changes in 2019 for IT equipment leasing organizations
Recently, business development managers and IT remarketing experts from the Sipi Asset Recovery team attended the ELFA Equipment Management Conference in Carlsbad, CA, US. As an exhibitor at the conference, Sipi’s mission was to leverage decades of expertise to manage end-of-lease IT equipment. The 2019 conference was an eye-opening one; there’s changes coming that will
Last year was a turbulent and fast moving one, especially for professionals in the security space. Tightening regulations on data security and compliance as well as new legislation (such as the passing of GDPR) were only part of the shift in landscape. The CISO’s new focus: risk management The role of the information security officer
2018 Industry Highlights, and What’s In Store for 2019
The year 2018 is a landmark year — not only for Sipi Asset Recovery, but for our entire industry — as well as all facets of data security. The market for IT asset disposition is gaining strength and has become more of a core focus than ever before. Many factors have driven this and will
4 Reasons Your Business Needs Inventory as-a-Service
Do you know precisely where all your IT assets are and where they fall in the lifecycle? Is there a possibility your assets have been misreported or it’s been a while since an audit’s been done? Maybe your company doesn’t have the time or proper resources to inventory all assets, or you simply “don’t know
3 Key Takeaways from the Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2018
The Gartner Summit was held September 5-7, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. The Sipi Asset Recovery team attended both as a client of Gartner, as well as an exhibitor focused on IT asset management and disposition services. There were a multitude of other vendors that fit to the categories of the summit, but IT asset disposition