Happy National Recycling Week! Due to the efforts of Planet Ark, Australia has been celebrating National Recycling week since 1996. Here in the States, we’re celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15. And while we’re celebrating events, we want to say thank you to all the veterans who have and are serving this […]
The Social and Economic Benefits of ITAD
Where do electronics go when they die? Why do we send them there? Do all servers go to heaven? We will answer these questions and more in this series covering the basic ideas of IT Asset Disposition (ITAD). Each post will introduce (or reintroduce) tech specialists to the afterlife of IT from ‘how to’ to ‘have to’. […]
What Gartner and Supercomputers Teach us About Energy Efficiency
So, What in the World is the Circular Economy?
Sustainable Engineering is a Conversation Worth Having
Is Biodegradable the Next Step in Innovative Recycling?
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, […]
10 Ways to Prevent a Data Breach, and 5 Things to Do if it Happens
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) […]
Why Certificates of Destruction Don’t Matter for Data Sanitization
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 […]
What to do Before your Hard-drive “Walks” Away
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 […]
BYOD vs. COPE: What is the Actual Cost of Device Security?
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 […]