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Preventing Data Breaches

Preventing Data Breaches

Preventing Data Breaches | Here’s What You Need to Know Preventing data breaches is more important than ever as companies can face potential ruin of their finances and their reputation. Data breaches take place when cybercriminals get unauthorized access to sensitive...

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

What is Corporate Social Responsibility? Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept that has companies integrating social and environmental concerns in their day-to-day operations and in their interactions with their stakeholders and community. It is the place...

IT Asset Disposal: Retirement or Disposition?

IT Asset Disposal: Retirement or Disposition?

IT Asset Retirement Data centers and in-house IT departments are used to looking after their equipment and ensuring that it performs at an optimal level, but no matter how well the devices are maintained, there comes a time when they need to be replaced—IT asset...

E-waste is a Worldwide Problem

E-waste is a Worldwide Problem

E-waste in the Modern World All first world nations (and many of the others) are suffering from the accumulation of old and obsolete electronics. The increasing prevalence of “use and dispose of” gadgets has exacerbated the problem and, now that third world countries...

Environmental Impact of the War in Ukraine

Environmental Impact of the War in Ukraine

Environmental Impact of War The continuing war being waged between Russia and Ukraine threatens to damage not only the physical infrastructure of towns and cities but also to disrupt communications networks—roads, railroads, and bridges. It will also extract a heavy...

The Future of eCycling

The Future of eCycling

The Future of eCycling We are all familiar with the statistics on e-waste: in the USA alone we dispose of more than 30 million computers among over 50 million tons of end-of-life and obsolete electronics, every year. But that is only part of the picture: there are...

America’s e-Waste Problem

America’s e-Waste Problem

America's e-Waste Problem Electronic waste accounts for only 2-3% of the total waste stream in America. That doesn't seem so bad? Not until you consider that the lead, chromium, cadmium, and other materials present in this aging waste account for more than 70% of all...

Hard Drive Shredding: The Facts

Hard Drive Shredding: The Facts

Hard Drive Shredding for Data Security So you’ve got a computer with sensitive information on it, and you want to dispose of it. But how do you make sure that your information is safely destroyed? Securely disposing of your personal information is very important to...

Recycling Technology Assets

Recycling Technology Assets

Recycling Technology Assets Major companies with large IT departments or data centers regularly have to dispose of broken or obsolete electronics. The modern world of privacy laws and environmental concerns makes the issue complicated and the accelerating rate of...

Data Destruction Process

Data Destruction Process

Data Destruction If your company handles sensitive information, then any end-of-life storage media must be disposed of correctly. if it is not, then this data could be easily recovered. This can pose a security risk to both your business and your clients. At Potomac...

Do We Have Enough Lithium?

Do We Have Enough Lithium?

Why Recycling Lithium Is Important The Energy Crisis of the 1970s emerged from several geopolitical upheavals that eventually ebbed into the oil glut of the 1980s. Consumers enjoyed low gas prices during the 1980s and 1990s, due in part to the Reagan administration's...

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