In 2014, Gartner dropped a bomb on the industry. The upgrade cycles that we had been used to during the recession we’re costing us money. Penny-wise and pound-foolish, as Grandpa always used to say.
As you may have heard, there have been some pretty big ups and downs in the wonderful world of recycling. Apple just announced that their future products will be made from 100% recycled materials. Fairphone started with laudable goals, but they recently tried and failed to corporately sustain their greener, fairer, […]
Are you going to try to get past that?! According to a 2015 study by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach now costs a total of $6.5 Million or about $217 per lost or stolen record. That’s a new record high, and the trend is definitively on the way up. So what can you do to prevent or (God forbid) […]
Around here, we pride ourselves on effective data sanitization. We are a member of NAID, and we built our own accredited data erasure software to make it happen. Sanitization is the bedrock of a strong ITAD strategy and the primary risk-mitigator on hardware that has aged out of regular use. Should you trust […]
Accidents happen. Sometimes you leave an external drive at the coffee shop or you absentmindedly put your laptop into your checked luggage and it “walks” away. Or sometimes you hand equipment over to a recycler, like the Canadian military did, and it’s not securely wiped before it’s resold to someone who knows how to […]
Coined by Intel in 2009 when their employees insisted on bringing their personal devices to work, the term “BYOD” (bring your own device) didn’t come into full prominence until the year 2012 as other corporations also began to recognize the benefits. Not only did BYOD allow employees to further customize their work […]
Zynga was at it again. Times had changed, and they needed to change with them. Back in 2009 in an effort to curb excess technology spending, Zynga made the decision to migrate partially out of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and onto a hybrid cloud powered by CloudStack. However, when you grow like Zynga has things tend to […]
Since their foundation, logistics companies have delivered from manufacturers to distributors to customers. They honed the process and streamlined it into a (transportation) science. UPS, for example, became famous for their “no left turns” policy1. But for a long time traditional logistics nursed a growing problem. […]