Posts with Category: Environmental

  1. If you’re unaware of risk factors for data breach and theft, you could have a ticking time bomb on your hands that ends with stolen data and some very unhappy customers.

  2. 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.

  3. Doing away with computer equipment is not the same as upgrading office furnishings or purchasing new office supplies. You can’t just throw out the old stuff when you replace it with newer models. This is because computer hardware contains sensitive data that could compromise the privacy of customers, employees, partners, and more if it falls into the wrong hands.

  4. Not only do electronic devices often contain toxic materials that are illegal to dump, but your company hard drives are home to all kinds of sensitive data that you are legally bound to protect and dispose of properly.

  5. When it’s time to dispose of old computer equipment, throwing it in the trash simply isn’t an option. You need a suitable plan for IT asset disposition, including hiring professionals to wipe and resell, or alternately shred and recycle assets.

  6. One of the biggest problems facing many companies is keeping up with the breakneck speeds at which technology is advancing.

  7. Although federal and state laws are a little slow on the uptake when it comes to regulating e-waste, responsible business owners are jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon when it comes to recycling their old computers and electronic devices rather than sending them to the landfill.

  8. Last week, Home Depot was ordered to pay a $27.8 million penalty for improper disposal of hazardous waste - yes that includes electronics and yes this could happen to you.

  9. Along with complying with data privacy and environmental legislation, there are a few other steps to take before disposing of computer equipment.

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