If you’re like most IT leaders, your life revolves around numbers: response SLAs, Uptime, Performance, Utilization. So when I ask you about reverse logistics, first let me give you an eye-popping number – $200,000,000,000 – Two Hundred Billion Dollars in returns annually. That’s the annual value of product returns as estimated by the Reverse Logistics Association. It’s also about 1.1% of the entire GDP of the USA. That’s a lot of value that you’re missing out on by ignoring reverse logistics, but just in case that wasn’t enough, here are a few more you might have considered, but not yet acted on.
Sure, we have certifications. But so do a lot of companies. The importance of certifications isn’t in having them, it’s in the change in mindset and process that they represent in your organization. Here are the certifications that we chose and why we put in the work to get them.
Do you remember the first time you put on a pair of glasses? Maybe, like me, you were in middle school, sitting in the Doctor’s chair and looking out the window as he slid the glasses down onto the bridge of your nose for the first time.
Your enterprise asset lifecycle management is incomplete. Right now, you have a lot of visibility. You see the assets that come in, you see the assets in your data center, and you see the assets that have left. But what happens then?
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. So, how can you avoid accidents like these, and what steps should you take now to prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands?