Post-Pandemic Business Structure for IT Asset Managers

Is your company downsizing office space? Closing some of your offices? Moving employees and/or IT equipment from one location to another? Or closing or downsizing data centres? If you say yes to any of the above, have you been given plenty of time to manage the IT assets and process with plenty of extra resources …

Ensure Data Security with ITAD Done Right

According to Risk Based Security and Flashpoint, “there were 2,932 publicly reported data breaches in the United States throughout 2021. The research also found “that although data breaches worldwide decreased by 5%, numbers in the U.S. lifted by 10% compared to 2020 levels,” (Security Magazine, 2021). Data security should be a top priority for organizations …

Why is ITAD Important?

IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) is an important component for any business plan. Organizations that rely on technology for daily task processes should seek a certified ITAD vendor to deal with their disposition needs. Lifespan specializes in the secure process of proper refurbishing, redeploying, data destruction and recycling of old technology. Why is this important for …

Effective Compliance = Data Protection

On April 23, 2021, OSF HealthCare notified 53,907 of their patients about a cyberattack. After the discovery of the attack, necessary steps were taken to prevent unauthorized access and to determine the extent of the breach. On August 24, 2021, it was found that a large amount of sensitive customer data was compromised. It was …

The Morgan Stanley Data Breach

In 2016, Morgan Stanley, an American multinational investment bank and financial services company, terminated a contract with its long-term ITAD vendor to save costs after a mismanaged data center decommissioning task in 2016. The data breach surfaced in July 2020—Morgan Stanley notified their clients that their personal data could be potentially compromised. These data security …

Information Governance

What is Information Governance “Information governance is a holistic approach to managing corporate information by implementing processes, roles, controls and metrics that treat information as a valuable business asset,” (Scott Robinson, Tech Target, 2021). Although information governance is not specific to the ITAD world, it is still a vital component of information security and governance. …