Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including tips on how to tell if an email is spam, the benefits of partnering with an ITAD enterprise for your data center needs, contributing to a circular economy in the ITAD space, and details regarding the ISRI 2022 convention.
Technology has become so prevalent in society and brought with it cyberthreats that evolve with every new generation of electronics. Email spam has been a problem for years now, from weight loss schemes to false promises of money. However, throughout the last few years, hackers have changed their methods, and it’s gotten more difficult to decipher which emails are fake and which are real.
Due to the extensive amount of data they store, data centers are among the most valuable assets a company owns. Personal, employee and enterprise information is stored on servers and can become susceptible to data leaks if not disposed of properly. IT asset disposition facilities dispose of IT assets beyond the end of their use, and ensure clients that their data is protected.
The economy functions in a specific linear cycle, materials are taken from the earth and used to make products, and after those products are used they are most often thrown away. Over time this creates an abundance of all different types of waste. The recycling industry aims to reduce as much waste as possible through the creation of a circular economy, which would eliminate waste altogether. Electronic waste is not often a concern because we don’t typically think of our electronics as waste in general, however, e-waste is the most dangerous when left in landfills for long periods of time, which is one reason why creating a circular economy is so important, especially in the ITAD space.
Next week marks ISRI’s first annual convention in two years. ISRI 2022 is at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas March 21-24. ISRI 2022 will feature industry topics such as improving business operations, environmental, health and safety, sustainability, federal and state legislative outlooks, markets, and workforce issues.