Standalone technology is the workplace is becoming less and less common as it is being replaced by laptops, desktops, cell phones, and tablets that are always connected and sharing information throughout the workday. These devices are constantly being updated and replaced by smarter (and often smaller) technology, meaning that your company is likely more connected right this moment than it has ever been before — and this trend is only set to keep going as data use becomes increasingly shared by coworkers, companies, and customers. The real question, though, is this: Is your IT Asset Disposition (or ITAD) plan keeping pace with changing technologies?
In the past, security in the recycling industry hasn’t been all that much of an issue. Older desktop computers (think the big, clunky CRT machines that you find less and less in the workplace as time goes by) didn’t actually store all that much information, meaning that recycling could be done quickly and easily without any risk to a company’s data security.
That simply isn’t true anymore. There have been multiple incidents of confidential company or even transactional customer information being stolen off of old electronics slated for recycling. It’s more important than ever to ensure that the electronic waste recycling company you work with has up-to-date data security practices.
The electronics recycling industry is changing. It’s no longer simply a matter of recycling the individual components. Ewaste recycling companies like EARecycling must now function as a company’s final end-of-life line of defense against security risks. That’s why methods have had to change from the relatively-simple process of just dismantling a computer or copier/printer machine, to the more time-consuming methods of inspecting individual pieces of technology and ensuring the information is totally removed before the process can be finalized.
At EARecycling, we ensure this kind of data security in a couple of different ways. First, hard drive wiping ensures that your hard drives are totally clean and clear before recycling continues. For companies that are looking for even more complete security, we recently began providing hard drive shredding services for as low as $7 per hard drive, giving you total data security for less than it costs to go out to lunch. Our hard-drive shredder, the Ameri-Shred AMS 150, is even transportable; that means we can come straight to your company’s doorstep! That way, your hard drives are never out of your sight during the shredding process.
As technology continues to change and update, it’s important to keep your ITAD plan up-to-date, too. Don’t fall behind and put your company’s security at risk. Give us a call at EARecycling to discuss the benefits partnering with us can bring to your company’s data security. Reach us by phone at (800) 746-1823 or contact us online just by clicking the banner below.

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