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.
Technology is constantly evolving, but rarely does it spark such chaos in the industry. The last time technology truly changed the industry was when Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007. Since then, nothing has quite made such a change, until now. Chatbots are taking the industry by storm, popping up all over the internet, and are believed to potentially replace traditional search engines.
Fire reports were first received at Moody Fire Department in Alabama on Black Friday in November 2022, beginning a months-long battle against an underground landfill fire. Originating at the Environmental Landfill Inc, a “green waste” landfill, the fire has been smoldering for over three months but seems to be finally running out of life.
Value-added IT asset disposition (vITAD) is HOBI’s new approach to providing world-class IT asset disposition services as the digital age continues to evolve and the role of traditional ITAD services begins to expand. Craig Boswell, HOBI president, introduced the vITAD concept at the E-SCrap Conference in September 2022.