Our country has been continuing to move forward amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Through stay-at-home orders and closed offices and stores, workers across many industries continue their hard work. This hasn’t come without sacrifice; for many workers used to “going to the office,” it’s been a major shift. This could be up to half of American workers who have moved their IT gear to home, purchased new IT assets, or have upgraded existing laptops or other productivity tools.
The outbreak of COVID-19 — a novel coronavirus — has affected individuals and businesses worldwide. Some of those effects have been unprecedented, including the blows dealt to financial markets and companies of all sizes.
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.