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.)
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.
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.