TradePort Blog

How to Protect Your Data in ITAD

Posted by Mallory on Apr 4, 2016 12:16:39 PM

Concerns about your business are never more founded then when it’s time to ensure data security in disposing of outdated or damaged technology. A surprisingly high number – 80 percent – of organizations admit to losing track of assets during the disposition process.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security, Remarketing, E-Commerce, 3PL, Inventory

How to Identify Your Risks and Reduce Stress in ITAD: Your Corporate IT Refresh

Posted by Mallory on Dec 30, 2015 3:45:04 PM

We have come to rely on the latest technology to keep us connected to co-workers throughout our company, support virtual office services, virtual conferences calls, project management, and manage extremely detailed customer databases. Our view on technology typically is the newer-the-better; the more features- the easier our workday can become, at least until it is time for a corporate refresh of our IT devices and equipment.

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Topics: Reverse Logistics, IT Asset Disposition, Data Security, Remarketing, 3PL

How to Ensure Data Security and Value Recovery in ITAD

Posted by Mallory on Nov 25, 2015 3:48:36 PM

So much is hidden in your IT assets, from data to dollars. So, how do you successfully navigate data security when disposing of outdated or damaged technology? At the same time, how can you retrieve the remaining value from those devices in order to give your bottom line a boost? The good news is there is a way to accomplish both tasks with confidence.

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Topics: Reverse Logistics, IT Asset Disposition, Data Security, Remarketing, E-Commerce

Safe Disposal of Your IT Assets- A Checklist

Posted by Mallory on Nov 11, 2015 10:05:09 AM

Some of your most important IT data may very well be playing hide and seek.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security

How to Recover Capital from Your Old Technology Investments

Posted by Allyson on Oct 7, 2015 10:30:00 AM

The pace of the IT asset churn keeps increasing. This year alone the average IT budget is forecast to rise by 13 percent as organizations spend more on security tools, customer-facing technologies, social and mobile tools, analytics systems, and cloud computing. But the introduction of new technology also means organizations are faced with a growing volume of IT equipment that has reached the end of its lifecycle.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security

How the Internet of Things Raises the Stakes for IT Asset Disposition

Posted by Allyson on Sep 23, 2015 4:17:22 PM

The explosive growth of the Internet of Things brings a whole new set of challenges for IT asset disposition. While organizations are increasingly learning to pay close attention to the disposition of hard drives, the proliferation of connected devices means they need to broaden the scope of their data security measures.

Data may actually reside in places where you would never think to look. As a growing number of devices collect, store, and monitor data, you need to reach beyond the hard drive when time comes to decommission your equipment. And based on research by IDC that need will only continue to grow in importance.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security

Why DIY IT Asset Disposition is a Risk Not Worth Taking

Posted by Allyson on Jul 22, 2015 1:06:00 PM

On the surface the task of disposing of your decommissioned IT assets may seem simple. Hand them off to your IT team. Assume they get the job done. Mission accomplished.

In reality, IT asset disposition (ITAD) is a lot more complicated. The host of environmental and government regulations combined with the threat of costly data breaches pose significant challenges to the average organization.

If you are considering performing your own IT refresh, make sure you take an honest look at the capabilities of your operation. Unless the answer is a resounding “Yes” to the following questions, you are putting your organization at risk

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security

ITAD: When something goes wrong, does your 3PL have your back?

Posted by Allyson on Jun 17, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Amid the constant stream of reports of costly and devastating data security breaches, IT asset disposal (ITAD) is taking on increased significance for large and small organizations.

The percentage of companies that budget for IT asset disposition services reached 87 percent in 2014, up 38 percent since 2012, according to the Blumberg Advisory Group’s 2014 ITAD Trends Report. A whopping 99 percent of the companies surveyed also reported “concern about data security” is either “very important” or “extremely important” in the creation of their IT disposition strategy. 

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security