Contact Us Today! 800-626-8277

One World Technology Inc. Blog

One World Technology Inc. has been serving the Medina area since 2012, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Upgrading Your Technology? Be Careful of What You Do with the Old

Upgrading Your Technology? Be Careful of What You Do with the Old

Take a moment to look around you and take in the amount of technology surrounding you. How often do you think this technology is replaced, and what do you think happens to the old tech? There needs to be more thought and effort put into its disposal than just throwing out a hard drive that no longer seems to function. Unfortunately, the amount of e-waste shows that may be the preferred method of disposal.

A discarded device follows the same path as the rest of the contents of your trash bin. Either your discarded piece of technology will find itself in a landfill, or left somewhere in a third-world country. Whichever option, the device is now a complete waste, as the materials used to construct it are now little more than bits of precious metals, glass that has almost certainly been broken by this point, and other bits and pieces.

The statistics surrounding e-waste can be pretty staggering. For example:

  • 2016 alone saw 45 million tons of electronics thrown away.
  • Only 20 percent of e-waste makes it to be documented and recycled.
  • The raw materials in devices that are thrown away value in at about $55 billion, smartphones contributing $9 billion to that total.
  • 76 percent of all e-waste goes unaccounted for.

Of course, as technology advances, there is going to be more and more e-waste produced. However, there is another issue regarding e-waste that your business could be especially affected by if your e-waste isn’t handled properly, and that’s your business’ data security.

Security Concerns
If your devices are discarded with information still on them, that data is at severe risk of being compromised, especially since the devices are no longer in your possession.

What if you got a new smartphone, and just toss out the new one? Sure, it’s dead now, but all it would take for any data it held to be compromised is someone with a charger cable and a basic knowledge of how to break into a phone. Now, any accounts that you used on the device, both business and personal, are at the mercy of your phone’s new owner. They could access your company’s data in the cloud with a discarded external hard drive.

To avoid this, not only do you need to dispose of your old technology properly, you need to also make sure that any information on them is properly wiped and/or destroyed before you do so. While you could destroy the device yourself, the better option is to reach out to the professionals at One World Technology Inc.. We know how to properly see that your devices are destroyed without the risk of leftover data causing your company grief. We’ll even help you to recycle your device, so there’s less of a chance of it landing in a dump somewhere.

To learn more about proper device disposal, give us a call at 800-626-8277.

Perpetrators of Three Major Cyber Crimes Have Pled...
Tip of the Week: Filters and Labels Help Organize ...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Privacy Cloud Best Practices Technology Network Security Business Computing Managed IT Services Backup Hackers Hosted Solutions Software Malware Outsourced IT VoIP Business Microsoft Email Business Continuity Google Data Data Backup Disaster Recovery IT Support Windows 10 Efficiency Smartphones Android Saving Money Cloud Computing Mobile Devices Cybercrime Ransomware Innovation Data Recovery Browser Productivity IT Services Hardware Small Business Alert Communications Internet Computer Office Computers Business Management Internet of Things Cybersecurity Law Enforcement User Tips BDR Managed IT Smartphone Virtualization Server Passwords Work/Life Balance How To Telephone Systems Productivity Communication Tech Term Chrome Mobility Collaboration Windows Avoiding Downtime Data Protection App Business Intelligence Phishing Remote Monitoring Password Firewall Quick Tips Budget Social Engineering Managed IT Services Private Cloud Artificial Intelligence Wi-Fi Save Money Flexibility Holiday Social Media Data Security Mobile Device Management Hacking Health Office Tips Miscellaneous Data Breach Redundancy Bandwidth Money Value Applications Information Technology Network Office 365 Compliance BYOD Router Mobile Device Recovery Big Data Facebook Spam Gadgets Vulnerability Bring Your Own Device Identity Theft HaaS Proactive IT Automation Two-factor Authentication Apps Scam Automobile Infrastructure Risk Management Workplace Tips Black Market Computer Care Battery Computing Infrastructure PDF Data Management Data Storage Employer-Employee Relationship Marketing Comparison Google Drive Government Update Windows 10 Microsoft Office Legal Solid State Drive History HIPAA Worker End of Support OneNote IT Management Content Filtering SaaS Spam Blocking Two Factor Authentication IT Plan Website Training Operating System Business Owner VPN Unsupported Software Keyboard Document Management Managed Service Provider Electronic Medical Records Charger CES Workers Save Time Word Upgrade Credit Cards Public Cloud Data loss Hiring/Firing Remote Computing Smart Tech Patch Management Cleaning Insurance Computer Fan Amazon Cast Leadership Thought Leadership Computer Accessories Outlook Staff Troubleshooting Practices The Internet of Things Transportation Amazon Web Services Safety Sync Password Manager Politics Streaming Media Software as a Service Bluetooth Instant Messaging Samsung Education Frequently Asked Questions hacker Digital Signature Netflix Hosted Computing FENG Benefits Online Shopping Telephony Hard Drives Files Business Mangement Content Filter Specifications Excel Internet Exlporer Encryption Settings Hosted Solution Inventory Smart Technology Evernote Networking Skype Data Warehousing Gmail webinar Storage Search Downtime Millennials Loyalty Virtual Reality Tip of the week Techology Strategy Access Control Wireless Charging IBM Start Menu Best Practice How to User Error Recycling Conferencing Google Docs Rootkit Workforce Worker Commute Windows Server 2008 Internet exploMicrosoft Analysis Authentication Apple Fiber-Optic Supercomputer Mobile eWaste IT Support Addiction Telecommuting Windows 7 Wireless Nanotechnology Root Cause Analysis iPhone Cables Content Professional Services Wireless Technology Vendor Management Shadow IT Criminal Cache Voice over Internet Protocol Windows 10s Books Remote Work Assessment Regulations Advertising Accountants Connectivity Unified Communications Current Events Audiobook Tools Software Tips Experience Multi-Factor Security Relocation Television Meetings Theft Knowledge Entertainment Users Video Games Physical Security Content Management Music Trending IoT Audit Emergency Public Computer Servers Cortana Network Congestion Botnet Lifestyle Unified Threat Management Blockchain Emails Wearable Technology Humor Fraud Flash Hybrid Cloud Screen Mirroring Google Apps Devices Travel Employer Employee Relationship Scalability Mobile Computing HBO Colocation Human Resources USB IT solutions WiFi Twitter Robot CrashOverride Wireless Internet Webinar

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *