Tag: itad

  • Is ITAD a Weak Link in Data Security?

    Is ITAD a Weak Link in Data Security? Let’s face it, the amount of data currently being created on a day to day basis isn’t slowing down anytime in the near future. With the increase in data comes newer, faster equipment with even more vast amounts of storage capacity.

  • ASCDI podcast

    ASCDI Podcast: Meet DTC Computer Supplies, a company dedicated to the secondary market New to the AscdiNatd, DTC Computer Supplies is a family owned company specializing in buying and selling IT equipment that offers a deep bench of experience in the industry, and especially in data storage products. In this…

  • Data Storage Security

    As Breaches continue, DATA STORAGE and Fear of Adequate SECURITY are merging in the eyes of IT managers. Over the years data storage security has become a concept centered around protecting data while warranting its availability to authorized personnel.  Usually, data storage and data security are treated as…

  • Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud

    Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud

    Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud In September 2010, Virgin Blue airline’s check-in and online booking systems went down for a period of 11 days, affecting around 50,000 passengers and 400 flights. Ultimately the downtime ended up costing the company over $20 million. So, what is the true…

  • E-Waste Recycling: A Corporate How-To Guide

    E-Waste Recycling: A Corporate How-To Guide

    As we all know, e-waste continues to become an escalating issue around the world. Old and obsolete gadgets keep ending up in landfills as consumers demand new products and the life expectancy of electronics decreases. Trying to strategically manage electronic disposal with e-waste recycling can be a major burden for…

  • Data Storage Depot: The Cost of Storage Media

    Data Storage Depot: The Cost of Storage Media

    I know what you’re probably thinking, who still uses tape as storage media backup? Isn’t everything in the cloud these days? In fact, recent research by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shows that almost half (49%) of surveyed organizations said they currently rely on data tape as part of their main…

  • Why Do Electronics Get Outdated So Fast?

    Why Do Electronics Get Outdated So Fast?

    Outdated Electronics Are you tired of buying a new TV, computer, tablet, or phone just to see a bigger, better, faster model a few months later? We all want to stay up to date with the latest and greatest technology, but it seems almost impossible these days.  Our grandparents would buy…

  • Evolution of the Data Center

    Evolution of the Data Center

    The definition of a data center is a large group of networked computer servers typically used by organizations for the remote storage, processing, or distribution of large amounts of data. Not too long ago, the datacenter was the main aspect of any IT structure. Although data centers may still be…

  • Are Your Electronics Poisonous?

    Are Your Electronics Poisonous?

    There are thousands of toxic elements found in every day electronics; ranging from cleaners to fire retardants. These toxic elements are in circuit boards, hard drives, cell phones and computer monitor screens. About 40% of substantial metals found in landfills are lead, mercury, and cadmium from electronics that have been…

  • A Practical Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

    A Practical Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

    Hard Drive Destruction Destruction seems to be an enjoyable activity when done in a purposeful manner. Destroying things such as demolition day on a home renovation or monster truck rallies can be both rewarding and entertaining. The best part is that they won’t come back to haunt you in the…