Recently, business development managers and IT remarketing experts from the Sipi Asset Recovery team attended the ELFA Equipment Management Conference in Carlsbad, CA, US. As an exhibitor at the conference, Sipi’s mission was to leverage decades of expertise to manage end-of-lease IT equipment. The 2019 conference was an eye-opening one; there’s changes coming that will affect leasing organizations in some big ways. Here’s the lowdown from Sipi experts.
Last year was a turbulent and fast moving one, especially for professionals in the security space. Tightening regulations on data security and compliance as well as new legislation (such as the passing of GDPR) were only part of the shift in landscape.
The CISO’s new focus: risk management
The role of the information security officer or CISO has been changing rapidly as well. No longer as focused on the direct management of IT security technologies and implementation, the role has expanded to something much broader: risk management across the organization.
More isn’t always better, and that can apply to how your company securely disposes of end-of-life data bearing IT assets. This is particularly relevant in reference to how the data is wiped, i.e., sanitized. A little bit of history can explain why the best solution for most companies today has changed.
The year 2018 is a landmark year -- not only for Sipi Asset Recovery, but for our entire industry -- as well as all facets of data security. The market for IT asset disposition is gaining strength and has become more of a core focus than ever before. Many factors have driven this and will continue to drive this trend.
What drove our industry in 2018
Technological advancements in data storage are forever altering the playing field, and
At Sipi Asset Recovery, data is a central part of what we do. Specifically, how we help our clients protect their brand, ensure that data is securely destroyed at the right time, and keep costs low while returning as much value as we can.
But the storage landscape is changing, and it’s changing fast. This means that companies are encountering new challenges when it comes to how those drives can and should be handled, from data security to end-of-lifecycle destruction.