Earlier this year, the Sipi Asset Recovery team attended Data Center World (DCW) in Phoenix, AZ. DCW is the leading conference for data center professionals — and while there — we met personally with many of those who attended. What we noticed were some crystal clear, recurring trends when it comes to the challenges data centers are facing.
In our previous blog, we covered the basics of how quantum computing is changing the outlook for data security — specifically, how it could affect current data security, sanitization, and destruction standards. But how worried should we be? Is the quantum revolution right around the corner? The answers aren’t so clear cut… except for that preparing now has been determined essential. (This blog builds upon the previous – link here if you need to get caught up.)
Will quantum computers be able to crack today’s encryption?
Data security is at the forefront of IT asset management and disposition, at every step in the lifecycle. Data must be protected while it’s actively in use as a part of IT inventory all the way to its end-of-life, whether that means remarketing, recycling, or destruction. We’ve talked before about how the ITAD industry (and the IT asset industry in general) is in a state of constant change. 2019 is no different and is already likely to usher in new standards for data sanitization and the first wave of high-capacity drives in mainstream use.
Chief Financial Officer. It’s a heady title, and we know the responsibility it carries. CFOs are responsible for managing the company’s finances from top to bottom, in fact. However, the role has been evolving in recent years — making the connection between finance and IT stronger than ever.
The role of today’s CFO
Traditionally, Chief Financial Officers have been responsible for a wide range of tasks including financial planning, managing financial risk, benchmarking and forecasting, managing growth, and providing records and reports for the organization. While these core aspects are still in place, CFOs today are thought of as much more than simply the keyholder to the company’s coffers!
What is Data Center World?
As the folks at Data Center World (DCW) say themselves: the data center is an integral part of the DNA of any business. IT operations professionals, datacenter facilities directors, executives, and more come to DCW, which is the largest conference specifically designed for those who design, build, and manage data centers.