You know the people who blindly yell at the screen during horror movies: “No! Don’t do it! Don’t go in there!” Well, that is how IT asset management and disposition (ITAD) organizations feel when companies throw caution to the wind when it comes to data security with IT equipment. Like any horror movie, a data breach can be a never ending nightmare for anyone involved.
No matter what size or industry your company is, a proper ITAD process is crucial. Company financials, private passwords, personal customer data and so much more can be leaked through the cracks if devices are not properly sanitized by a certified ITAD vendor.
In fact, “37% of 350 used hard drives bought online, at retail outlets, or at computer fairs still contained sensitive data,” according to a UK University study.
How can you absolutely be sure that the computer your company just resold to a third party doesn’t still harbor sensitive data that, if left in the wrong hands, could be detrimental?
Partnering with a certified ITAD organization will put everyone’s mind at ease.
HOBI International prides itself on its data erasure and complete ITAD process. Our professionals realize the importance of data security. That is why each piece of equipment, large or small, goes through the best practices for IT asset management, data erasure and recycling.
Not only does HOBI promote best practices for ITAD and IT asset management, we have implemented a program specifically for mobile asset disposition.
The smartphone market is growing nonstop and it is much easier for small phones, SIM cards and flash cards to slip by than a PC hard drive. Not to mention, smartphones today can contain the same if not data storage than laptops and PCs on the market! HOBI’s expertly designed mobile asset disposition process is successful at data security and wiping clean each device that comes through our doors of personal and company data.
The only way to make sure you aren’t the next data security breach headline is to establish and follow through with a secure ITAD and mobile asset program.