National Data Privacy Day 2016: How to dispose of data and recycle electronics safely

Today is National Data Privacy Day, a day devoted to educating technology users and companies everywhere about proper data disposal and electronics recycling techniques. There are many options for both data erasure and electronics recycling, but some are more secure than others. There are many well-known avenues for recycling and reselling electronics. Major retailers such…

Four tips for a successful data center transition

With the new year beginning, CIOs everywhere are evaluating current operations, and looking for room for improvement. Whether it’s taking the plunge and committing to a cloud-computing centric data center, or just overall consolidation, data center transitions are a necessary part of a successful data management scheme. A transition can be overwhelming without the right…

Rising smartphone sales shows greater need for responsible recycling than ever

More than three million cellphones were sold during Q2 of 2015. This number is up 13.5 percent from the year before, Gartner reports. Cellphone turnover is growing faster by the year, and so is the number of disposed devices, but are these devices properly refurbished or recycled? What happens if they aren’t? The number of…

Five tips for better healthcare data security

Apple’s September event yesterday showcased many new updates for technology, but what was most interesting is their new apps targeted at healthcare professionals. While evolving technology can increase availability, convenience and adaptability for physicians, it raises many questions about the safety of patient records. Taking both Apple’s reveal and recent healthcare data breaches into consideration,…

Four tips for better cloud security

IT professionals everywhere debate about how secure the cloud really is. While convenient, the cloud does bring opportunities for information breaches.   Here are four things you should know to ensure successful cloud security:   Employees pose the biggest threat. While it’s commonly assumed outside hackers are the source of most data breaches, it’s actually people…

How to increase data center efficiency

Data centers fit thousands of square footage of cutting-edge technology into one space. Making sure all devices are up-to-date and in the best condition is imperative when managing a data center. Any slip-ups can result in the loss of substantial amounts of important information. To maximize a data center’s potential, it’s important to stick to…