Pulse of ITAD: 4 Key Elements for a Secure Data Asset Disposal Initiative

Brooks Hoffman

In the era of digital transformation, old IT and office equipment can pile up quickly as organizations migrate to new technologies to innovate, drive efficiencies and enable new ways of working. According to the World Economic Forum, today’s demand for electronic devices is creating the world’s fastest growing waste stream. In fact, in 2018, 48.5 million tons of e-waste was generated from migration, modernization and transformation plans – the equivalent of throwing away 800 laptops every second. As organizations look to decommission, retire and deactivate legacy technology, they’re often overlooking key security protocols in the process, putting their organizations at tremendous risk. Chris Greene, SITAD general manager at Iron Mountain, examines best practices for IT Asset Disposition.

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