Nowadays, everything is stored digitally. Anything from articles and legal documents to private employee and enterprise data is stored in data centers, which means data security should always be a top priority. What most people do not consider is data after retirement. Data remains on a device long after retirement and can become vulnerable until completely wiped. Proper data security goes beyond firewalls and protective software. Enterprise IT assets should also be secure at every step of the disposition process.
Partnering with an ITAD provider means all of your end-of-life needs will be taken care of, but there are several things to look for when choosing an ITAD partner that will keep your data safe and secure during disposition.
- Storage is an important aspect of maintaining IT assets during disposition, as processing can get backed up at times, and many expensive pieces of equipment end up in storage overnight. Padlocked cages help to keep them safe in warehouse storage while they wait for processing and deter thieves who may not want to put in the extra effort.
- Despite obvious security measures, some thieves will attempt to steal equipment anyway, and it’s better to catch those who try. Security cameras are a great investment to ensure all processing is done correctly and keep IT assets safe throughout the night.
- Among the many ITAD service offerings, it is always a good idea to make sure any ITAD partner you choose offers data erasure services. Data remains on devices even after they are disposed of until properly wiped. Data erasure ensures that no data breaches are possible once the equipment has been processed.
As an R2v3, RIOS, and ISO 14001 certified IT asset management and disposition enterprise with more than 30 years of industry experience, HOBI remains committed to preventing data leaks. We provide fully traceable data destruction with three stages of data security, including data erasure. Additionally, HOBI implements extra security measures, including cameras and padlocked cages, to give clients peace of mind when leaving their hardware in our hands.
For more information about our ITAD services, call 817-814-2620, or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.