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.
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?
ITAD is a large and complex series of processes. It's easy to get buried if you don't have the right skills in place to manage it well. These are the most important.
As 2016 rolls into sight, many of us look forward towards New Year’s strategies and resolutions for a better and brighter future. However, we’ve also heard it said that hindsight is 20-20, which makes building on the foundations of yesterday’s mistakes and lessons-learned all that more important to moving forward effectively. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do here, so consider taking some time for reflection along with us. Welcome to Apto’s 2015 Hot Topics Year-in-Review.
Are you trying to find the best data sanitization software? Choosing the right software can be the difference between a successful wipe, and a data breach. James Kilkelly shares the best practices for choosing the right software plus a couple questions to ask before you start.
Think ITAD is just for old, out-of-date hardware? Think again. The high frequency trading industry it renowned for it’s cutting edge technology improvements. They helped ditch fiber and move to microwave to increase the bandwidth and reduce latency between New York and Chicago. The speed of light1 wasn’t fast enough for them. We think that ITAD has a thing or two it could teach these bleeding-edge technophiles, but before that, let’s start with the basics.
As we head into the Gartner Symposium this coming week, I wanted to take a moment to focus on a topic that will continue to be emphasized by Gartner for the remainder of the year: bimodal IT. Not just the basic plan of separating your IT development into two halves, traditional and innovative – that’s been done to death. At Apto Solutions, we specialize in the afterlife of IT, so I wanted to give you the ITAD take.
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 Certificates of Destruction to prove that a contract company has safely sanitized your data?