A single enterprise houses exponential amounts of data across every piece of IT equipment in use. The majority of business today is conducted digitally, and many companies use data centers for digital storage, which means enterprise data is more vulnerable to online data theft. One way to prevent data breaches is through responsible IT asset disposition.
To maintain a smooth operating system and to ensure no technical issues occur, many businesses upgrade their IT hardware annually, and retired assets can end up piled in corners or take up storage space. Sometimes, an organization may throw away retired IT assets rather than budget for proper IT asset disposition. Throwing away e-waste is convenient but can be detrimental to an enterprise’s privacy.
The large amounts of data stored on IT hardware don’t disappear when assets are thrown away or even after a hard reset. Data is never truly gone until it is properly wiped from a device by professional means, which means every device left on the street is still vulnerable to data leaks and hackers. Proper IT asset disposal means data security throughout every stage of disposition.
ITAD providers like HOBI offer complete end-of-use management, including data security and erasure, to ensure clients’ data is protected throughout the process. HOBI uses an internally developed data erasure tool, the HOBI Shield®, that completely erases data before a device is recycled or refurbished. Our on-site and remote data erasure services ensure peace of mind during device processing.
HOBI focuses on maximizing device value and offers mobile device management and data security services. HOBI also utilizes warehouse cameras and padlocked cages to store IT assets to ensure no data leaks occur.
In a digital age, it is becoming increasingly critical to have data protection methods in place, and partnering with an ITAD provider will help protect data long after retirement.
For more information about HOBI and our ITAD services, call 817-81402620 or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.