With digital technology on the rise, data is quickly becoming the central core of an enterprise’s value. Data is what guides companies to make consumer focused decisions in order to improve products and services in a competitive market. Data destruction is not usually top of mind for most organizations. That’s why realizing the potential security and financial risks companies face by not properly destroying their data is detrimental to future success.
The proper steps must be taken to prevent data breaches and ensure your customers’ and organization’s sensitive data has been completely disposed of. In order to get a better understanding of why protecting your data is important, let’s explore data destruction behavior and its impact.
With improper data destruction practices, some of the negative consequences your company could potentially face include:
The cost of proper data destruction is minimal compared with the potential costs of someone accessing your personal data. According to Protiviti, a global business consultant firm for Fortune 1000 and 500 companies, “One in three companies lack policies for information security and data encryption.” Having a secure data destruction process is crucial. Much of the time, sensitive data ends up in the hands of IT employees without the proper procedure to properly dispose of critical information. Hackers are aware of this common issue and are readily available to steal your enterprise’s crown jewels.
Many companies are migrating to the cloud and may relocate their data centers every few years, leaving servers full of private information. Just as any other company, data centers must make sure they plan ahead for data destruction processes in order to stay within the set budget and with minimal operational interruptions for their clients.
For proper data destruction practices, make sure you take electronics to a reliable third party service if your organization does not perform data destruction services in-house. To prevent your company from external data leaks, make sure you are properly destroying old storage media or hire someone who is trusted to do it for you efficiently and eco-friendly like Big Data Supply, Inc. Our processes meet or exceed all laws, acts and compliance regarding data destruction such as HIPPA, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Department of Defense (DOD) and more.
Here at Big Data Supply, Inc., we offer an eco-friendly e-waste recycling program for all tape formats and brands. We comply with multiple laws regarding consumer data including HIPAA, FACTA, SEC, and more. Contact us today and we’ll take care of your data destruction needs no matter how large or small.
It’s a common story -- years go by and inevitably you find yourself staring into a sea of used tape cartridges that will never be looked at again, and you don’t quite know what to do when them. You consider throwing them into the dumpster or hauling them off to a dump.
These two options aren't the best for a number of reasons. Of course, there’s the chance that the data you've stored over the years could be fished out of a dumpster by your competitors or a crook looking for valuable data to steal.
Secondly, dumps and landfills are already filled with massive amounts of toxic e-waste that isn't doing the earth or our future generations any favors.
And thirdly, you may be missing out on a handful of cash by not recycling your LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, 3592, and other tape formats.
At Big Data Supply, we are working with organizations of all sizes and individuals to let the world know that most used tape and numerous other technologies are perfectly good and should be recycled. Unfortunately, only a very small percentage (about 3%) of tape cartridges and related technologies are recycled.
Here’s how it works:
1. Drop us an e-mail or call us and provide our recycling team a list of technologies you want to sell.
2. We’ll make you an offer.
3. You sign-off on our purchase, and we’ll arrange for shipment.
4. Once we receive your recycled goods, we’ll make sure they work and send you a check for all items in good shape.
5. All tape cartridges will be degaussed and the data completely erased. (Certificate of Data Destruction Provided Upon Request)
Once your goods are recycled/refurbished, we then make it available for our clients.
By selling used tape and other data center technologies, we then help growing and thriving organizations keep their costs down. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
Want to sell tape or other technologies as soon as possible? Give us a call or send us an email, and we’ll get started!
Whatever you do, think twice before throwing perfectly good technologies into landfills. We can all work together to make a difference!
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Happy 2014! At Big Data Supply, we are amazed that the New Year has arrived so quickly. As the year unfolds, we will bring you all sorts of interesting facts, ideas, and stories surrounding data tape media.
To begin, we would like to share the importance of e-waste recycling. With only 3 percent of tape cartridges being recycled throughout the U.S., it is vital that organizations begin paying attention and taking action.
By choosing to recycle in 2014, your organization can:
• Keep perfectly good data hardware out of landfills.
• Greatly reduce the amounts of toxic gases from being released into the air. via incineration.
• Provide growing organizations the opportunity to purchase recycled goods and save money.
• Gain positive public relations for caring for the environment.
• Pave the way for a better future for today and tomorrow’s youth.
Plus, you can gain instant cash for selling new or used data tape media and other hardware. In fact, Big Data Supply pays top dollar for all tape cartridge formats including (but not limited to):
IBM 3592 JA, 300GB, 18P7534, 18P9271, 18P9263
IBM 3592 JB, 700GB, 23R9830, 23R9815, 23R9811
IBM 3592 JC, 4TB, 46X7452, 46X7452L, 46X7452LI
LTO-3, 400/800GB - All Brands
LTO-4, 800/1600GB - All Brands
LTO-5, 1.5/3TB - All Brands
LTO-6, 2.5/6.25TB - All Brands
8mm VXA X23, V23, X17, X10, X6, Exabyte or IBM
8mm VXA Cleaning Exabyte, IBM - New
SLR-5, 4/8GB - All Brands
MLR-1, 13/26GB, 16/32GB - All Brands
MLR / SLR Cleaning - All Brands New
4mm 170m DDS-5, DAT72 - all brands
Companies of all shapes and sizes rely on our team to make sure that all data is completely eradicated from tapes, helping them comply with regulations as set forth by SOX, Sarbanes-Oxley, SOX, and HIPAA.
We’ll make sure you are always 100% compliant with all regulations, while providing you instant cash for all of your new and used equipment.
In today’s world, there is no reason that organizations shouldn't take advantage of e-waste recycling programs. It’s a win-win for all parties involved.
Have questions or want to get started as soon as possible? Call or e-mail our recycling team and we can get started!
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Have a used tape library that you don’t know what to do with? The good news is that there are some excellent options out there for making a bit of cash when you sell used tape libraries.
At Big Data Supply, we offer top dollar for used tape libraries regardless of brand. Whether you have STK/SUN/Oracle, Dell, Compaq, Quantum (and all others), we’ll make sure that you get the best deal possible.
In case you are having doubts about selling one or more used tape libraries, we hope the following will help you make the right decision:
When you sell used tape libraries, this provides other organizations and individuals the ability to save a tremendous amount of money. Purchasing brand-new equipment is quite expensive, thus a growing number of up-and-coming firms are investing in refurbished technologies.
You also have the opportunity to buy used tape libraries if you are seeking an equipment upgrade.
2. Keeping Used Equipment Out of Landfills Rocks
The danger of holding on to technologies that you are no longer using is that one day they may end up in a landfill, rather then being proactively utilized. If you sell used tape libraries now, it is very possible they can quickly be refurbished and put into use.
An used unit gathering dust doesn’t do anybody a bit of good. Plus, each month or year that goes by is less cash in your pocket.
3. Joining the Technology Recycling Movement Makes a True Difference
It’s a wise decision to invest a bit of time and energy into a recycling program that can benefit both your organization and the world around you. When you recycle your tape library, you can let the world know what you are doing and inspire others to do the same.
Where Big Data Supply Comes Into the Picture
Not only do we purchase tape libraries, we buy new and used LTO tape, disk array, peripherals, and the list goes on.
We invite you to call or e-mail our offices with your questions. If you are wanting to sell one or more tape libraries, please provide as much detail as possible and we’ll get a quote to you as soon as possible!
One of the most exciting and valuable aspects of our business is our Big Data local IT buyback program. We have the privilege of working with and educating organizations on the money they can recoup (and efficiency they can gain) when they sell their used data center equipment.
All too many organizations aren’t aware of equipment buyback and recycling programs. To give you an idea as to their power, here are some benefits to selling your old data center equipment:
• Eco-Friendly – There is absolutely no benefit to holding onto old equipment and/or throwing them away. The improper disposal of electronics leads to the wasting of resources that could be used by other organizations and the needless filling of landfills.
• Money In the Bank – When you sell your used data center equipment, you will be provided instant cash that can be banked away for future technology investments and/or for other business needs.
• Liquidate Excess Tape – It is quite common for organizations to have excess tape prior to system upgrades and major data center changes. Rather than storing unused tape for years to come, it is possible to gain cash that can be applied to new tape and equipment.
To accommodate the needs of local companies – throughout Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and surrounding areas – Big Data will send our trucks to pick your equipment up free of charge.
We pay industry leading rates for:
Big Data can also help you recover or recycle assets that may be stored on tapes you wish to recycle. Our team leverages certified processes that helps organizations meet regulations set by leading regulatory bodies such as HIPAA, SOX, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.
We welcome tape of all shapes sizes including LTO, VS1, DLT, SuperDLT, VXA, SLR, MLR, QIC, 9940, 9840, 3590, 3590, 3592, 3570, 3480, 3490, AME, AIT, 4MM, and more. The same is true of leading brands including HP, Imation, IBM, Fuji, Quantum, Sony, SUN/Oracle, and Dell.
Tape Drives and Libraries
The same applies to tape drives including the following brand and more: ADIC, Archive, ATL (Quantum), Benchmark, Certance, Cipher, Compaq, Conner, DELL, Digital Equipment, Exabyte, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, IBM, LaCie, Maxoptix, Overland Storage, Qualstar, Quantum, Seagate, Sony, StorageTek, SUN, Tandberg Data, Tecmar, WangDat, and Wangtek.
We also buy tape arrays (all brands and models) and telecom equipment.
To schedule a pick-up or for more information, call the Big Data Supply, Inc. offices at 800-905-7329 or email [email protected]