How to Start 2016 with a Greener (and Safer) Bang

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.

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ITAD at the Bleeding Edge: High Frequency Trading

Think ITAD is just for old, out-of-date hardware?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.

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Transforming ITAD with Bimodal IT

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.

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Certificates of Destruction Don't Matter for Data Sanitization - Here’s Why

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?

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