Spring cleaning, for some offices, means mopping floors, cleaning desks, and throwing away outdated equipment. The first two tasks are simple enough; however, just because equipment is outdated, that doesn’t mean the information contained in it is. NJ businesses strategizing the best ways to approach IT equipment disposal as a part of their spring cleaning initiatives need to consider the sensitivity of the data contained in the equipment they are disposing. These companies must keep in mind that simply throwing away old equipment is a mistake for several reasons, the most significant being the increased risk for a data breach that accompanies the improper disposal of IT equipment.
If your company is planning on throwing away any outdated or broken IT equipment this spring, here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t:
- It still has data on it. You need to make sure that no compromising information can fall into the wrong hands. If you throw away an old computer, for instance, who’s to say someone won’t find it in a junkyard, take it to their homes, and see your list clients’ credit card numbers? A better option is hard drive erasure, which is a service we offer.
- Hard drive shredding is a much better option, because it eliminates the potential for any data exposure by physically destroying the entire drive. With our process, you can rest assured that your equipment will be picked up, transported, and disposed of according to rigorous standards that ensure that any risk of a data breach is eliminated.
- You can sell it! Some companies, like us here at Keystone Technology Management, will purchase your old equipment and wipe its contents. Contact us to learn more about selling your used IT equipment today.
What should you do? Hire a professional IT equipment disposal service. Take a look around the rest of our site to learn more about what we can do for you. With us, you can even sell your IT equipment in Baltimore, MD and its neighboring communities!