Is your secure ITAD provider in it for the long haul?

Posted by Eric Dorn on July 30, 2019

As we’ve referenced before, the world of IT asset disposition, lifecycle management, and inventory management is constantly on the move. 2018 was a landmark year and 2019 is breezing by with its own set of challenges.

Key player leaves the ITAD market

However, of all the news in 2019, one recent announcement has left a mark: Arrow Electronics’ departure from the ITAD industry. As industry colleagues, we sympathize with the employees and their families that find themselves in vulnerable situations due to the closing. As competitor vendors in our field there has been buzzing over the news — many are shocked — plus there’s been much speculation and analysis over exactly why this came to be.

What really stands out to us at Sipi are two specific factors that have been mentioned:

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Topics: Industry and Market News, Perspectives

Data security and quantum computing: Part 2

Posted by Eric Dorn on July 23, 2019

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?

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Topics: What's New in ITAD, Industry and Market News, Secure Data Destruction, Data Security

Data security and quantum computing: Part 1

Posted by Eric Dorn on July 2, 2019

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.

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Topics: What's New in ITAD, Industry and Market News, Secure Data Destruction, Data Security

Changes in 2019 for IT equipment leasing organizations

Posted by Carol Judson on March 12, 2019

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.

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Topics: The Asset Lifecycle, Industry and Market News

2018 Industry Highlights, and What's In Store for 2019

Posted by John McLeod on December 18, 2018

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

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Topics: What's New in ITAD, Industry and Market News, Perspectives