New computer and online technologies has allowed for increasing opportunities to garner beneficial data, but has also required growing reliance on protective measures to keep sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands.
When you decide to upgrade to new hardware and get rid of outdated computer equipment, it is essential that you do so in keeping with all applicable environmental and privacy laws, so as to protect yourself, your clients, and the environment.
The word “data” may be small, but its definition and the way data is used in our day-to-day lives is anything but. Data is, in essence, information that has been translated and stored into a computing device in a way that is efficient for processing purposes. It encompasses a wide range of facts and figures; everything from employee information to a company’s financials falls under the “data” category.
As a responsible business owner, you naturally want to do your best to protect the interests of your customers, as well as your company. This means taking pains to live up to standards for privacy protection.
As recently as a couple of decades ago, IT asset disposition (ITAD) wasn’t something the average business had to contend with. These days, advances in technology have put the issue front and center. The vast majority of companies now rely on some form of computer technology, from POS systems all the way up to vast and complex databases.