Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including how to prevent electrical damage to IT assets, Google’s software update extension, tips for data recovery, and how to avoid a few ITAD mistakes.
The seasons are changing, and storm weather is upon us, which means electronics everywhere are at risk of damage. Power surges can happen for several reasons, and with much of the business world going digital, it is important to understand what causes a power surge and how to prevent them from damaging IT assets.
Google recently announced that it will now provide a decade of automatic software updates for Chromebooks. During the pandemic, demand for Chromebooks spiked, but now millions are coming offline due to the end of software support. The influx of new software updates will enable many consumers to keep their Chromebooks longer.
A large portion of business is conducted digitally nowadays, which means large amounts of data are stored on IT assets like computers, tablets, phones, desktops, laptops, and data centers. In a digital era, many companies invest in cloud storage to ensure their data is not lost, but accidents happen, and data security is becoming more critical. Provided are some tips for data recovery and data loss prevention to help protect sensitive enterprise information.
Responsible IT asset disposition (ITAD) is built around the responsible practice of processing end-of-use IT equipment. This encompasses reverse logistics, reuse, data destruction, refurbishing, recycling, reporting, and more. Although achieving these activities is simple, accurately managing them can be more difficult. When an organization fails to manage ITAD efficiently, it becomes vulnerable to unwanted risks and environmental concerns. The following are some flaws that hinder ITAD efforts and jeopardize them from avoiding unnecessary costs and legal risks.