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.
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.
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
The Gartner Summit was held September 5-7, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.
The Sipi Asset Recovery team attended both as a client of Gartner, as well as an exhibitor focused on IT asset management and disposition services. There were a multitude of other vendors that fit to the categories of the summit, but IT asset disposition vendors represented about a third of the total 23 ITAM vendors. Each vendor offered a solution to address the multitude of pain points and opportunities in asset management.
Similarly to past events, Gartner delivers on all forefronts. The logistics were well planned, the content and presenters showed true expertise and the participants and vendors matched the purpose of the event. They had me at Lou Holtz. Who doesn’t love one of the most distinguished, all-American football coaches? Lou captured the essence of working as a collaborative team and prioritizing purposeful and passionate work.
3 key asset management takeaways:
In a globally connected business environment, even the most routine decisions made by regulatory authorities halfway around the world can have drastic impacts right here at home. With the rollout of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, this fact will become even more apparent, as American companies who conduct business in Europe scramble to meet the compliance deadline of May 25, 2018.
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