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  • Secure Data Destruction – Sanitization

    Data erasure (sometimes referred to as data clearing, data wiping, or data destruction) is a software-based method of overwriting the data that completely destroy all electronic data residing on a hard disk drive or other digital media by using zeros and ones to overwrite data onto all sectors of the device. By overwriting the data on the storage device, the data is rendered unrecoverable and achieves data sanitization. This method…

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  • Secure Data Destruction – NAID AAA Certification

    Professional service providers in the data destruction industry owe it to their customers to demonstrate a commitment to regulatory compliance when their data is entrusted to a contractor. Data destruction is a growing industry with players around the world who all provide verbal assurances that data is safe, but only a small percentage can actually show proof of their commitment to keep data secure and ensure that destruction is completed…

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  • Environmental Impact Reporting

    One of the most common questions that has been asked of ITAD providers recently is how a company’s environmental impact is reported and measured. Being given assurances that all electronics are disposed of in a responsible manner is an easy task, but showing the metrics is another thing entirely. Reputable ITAD providers should be able to easily measure environmental categories such as toxic metal reductions, CO2 emissions and precious metals…

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  • What is ITAD?

    ITAD is an acronym for “IT Asset Disposition”. The most basic way to think of this is that an ITAD provider is where companies send unwanted or obsolete electronics. While that is the simplest way to think of this process, there is more to ITAD than one would initially think. ITAD is a complex system of services that are not always associated with the thought of disposing electronics. The basis…

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  • Your ITAD Provider: Certified or Only Implied?

    How well do you know your ITAD provider? How well do you know ITAD industry specific certifications? There are a variety of certifications that IT Asset Disposition providers can earn, as well as implied certifications that do not require companies to meet the necessary criteria to hold an official certification. Independent organizations that provide certification to companies provide logos to use as marketing. The use of those accreditation logos immediately…

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  • Data Center Decommission

    DMD Systems Recovery Inc. recently facilitated a data center decommission for an enterprise customer, reminding us all the importance of safe, secure, and reliable data center services even in light of current events. Data centers are the heart of most companies’ IT infrastructure and require an abundance of detailed care, especially for decommissioning and refreshing. During data center decommission, companies are inevitably going to bring more individuals into the facility…

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  • Redeployment – Saving Money and the Environment

    Redeploying an idle computer, tablet, or mobile device to another part of your organization is often the most productive and cost-effective use for the asset. Asset redeployment is a strategic relocation of underutilized assets to an area where there is a greater need and is a function often used when companies are working to reduce waste and increase return on investment. Redeployment reduces the need to go through the procurement…

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  • Sanitizing Electronics: The Do’s and the Don’ts

    With Covid-19 affecting everyone around the world, one question we have been faced with frequently is how to stay safe while still using our electronics. With so many working remotely and the adaptation to virtual learning as schools closed, our electronics have become more crucial than ever to our daily lives. In addition to meeting any IT asset recycling and data destruction needs, DMD Systems Recovery wants to make sure…

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  • Minimizing the Environmental Impact

    Minimizing the Environmental Impact Devastating Environmental Trends The majority of all electronic devices contain toxic materials including lead, flame retardants, nickel, barium, chromium and mercury. All of the aforementioned materials can have devastating impacts on the environment as well as humans, such as damage to kidneys and the nervous system. When disposed of incorrectly, these materials can seep into groundwater and contaminate the air, causing catastrophic damage. The worlds largest…

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