Tag: liability

Dealing with Data on EOL Hardware

Dealing with Data on EOL Hardware

Ashwin Malik

EOL Hardware (that’s end-of-life hardware) can be a hassle to deal with at best, and a humongous liability at worst. All manner of sensitive corporate and consumer data lie aboard these machines. With great power comes great responsibility, and that means any and all risky, sensitive data must be wiped… Read More »

7 Data Protection Strategies for Your Environment

7 Data Protection Strategies for Your Environment

Doug Booth

As the person in charge of data protection and security in your office (or even in your personal life), you may just break out in cold sweat once you realize all the sensitive data your users have stored up on their devices. You wonder, “How in the world can I… Read More »

Data Security in Your Workplace

Data Security in Your Workplace

Mandy Padgett

Data. Arguably the most valuable commodity on earth and easily one of the highest risk. Let’s talk data security. The Data Security Problem Large numbers of our modern-day workforce are equipped with laptops as the primary method for getting work done. There are essentially armies with portable vulnerabilities loose everywhere. Not to… Read More »

5 Ways to Manage IT Asset Disposition

5 Ways to Manage IT Asset Disposition

Ashwin Malik

End-of-life (EOL) computers and hardware can be a pain, and they can actually drain dollars from your business. For short-handed IT departments, figuring out what to do with old laptops, server gear, and other junk may not be the highest priority, but when it comes to asset disposition, acting sooner… Read More »

3 Ways Old Computers Tax Your Business

3 Ways Old Computers Tax Your Business

Mandy Padgett

Every tool in business has a lifecycle. Your desk chair will eventually lose its spring, launching you backward when you try to sit. You’ll recycle it and buy a new one. Your printer will jam one time too many and one day the paper won’t feed at all, so you’ll… Read More »

Should Your Business Buy or Lease Computer Hardware?

Should Your Business Buy or Lease Computer Hardware?

Aaron Padgett

For your IT department, buying computer hardware outright can be an extremely expensive capital outlay, especially for cash-strapped startups and small businesses looking to build a product first, reap the rewards later. For such businesses, it may make sense to lease your laptops and electronics instead of purchasing. Even for larger, more established… Read More »

Data Loss, You Ain’t the Boss of Me

Data Loss, You Ain’t the Boss of Me

Janet Schwind

I couldn’t always make that statement. I’ve experienced deep loss myself; around year three into my self-employment as a writer, I dealt with a laptop crash. My only device, my source of income, my personal history book and keeper of all things valuable — was dead. The dreaded blue screen… Read More »