As technology advances throughout the years, more and more of our personal information is being stored in electronics. We have apps for banking, socializing, groceries, shopping, entertainment etc., and each one requires a certain amount of personal information. Take into consideration office hardware and every piece of information stored in computers, phones or tablets. Reports of data breaches increase every year, which means corporate data security should be top priority when it comes to client satisfaction. If clients trust you with properly disposing of their old electronics, they should be able to trust you with their old data as well. Some things to consider when taking steps to ensure data security are provided below.
Something companies might not consider when creating a business is the reverse flow of goods. In the ITAD industry, this process refers to the transportation of IT assets to their final destinations. When an enterprise is ready to dispose of their old hardware, the next step is to arrange for those assets to be transported to an IT asset disposition company for remarketing, refurbishment, or recycling. When it comes to choosing an ITAD vendor, here are some things to look for when considering reverse logistics.
Recent findings have shown an increase in the number of fires caused by Lithium Ion batteries, specifically in materials recovery facilities (MRFs). Last month’s U.S. EPA report concluded that 64 waste facilities experienced a total of 245 fires caused by, or likely caused by, LIBs or lithium metal between 2013 and 2020. The report states, “Our findings indicate that LIB fires are happening across the full spectrum of the waste management process, but MRFs appear to have faced the brunt of the negative impacts.” Of the facilities affected by LIB fires, MRFs were also reported to have had the highest incident of service disruption.
During this time HOBI International Inc. remains committed to supporting the IT and mobile asset disposition needs of our clients. We have developed a COVID-compliant assurance program designed to mitigate exposure to the virus while maintaining client satisfaction and maximizing your return on the value of your assets.