Buying, Selling, or Discarding Computers? What You Need to Know

Gone are the days of disposing old used IT equipment in the trash or giving it away, and then buying brand-new equipment with all the latest bells and whistles. These days, disposal of equipment can be risky and expensive – even if you recycle and believe you are complying with the numerous disposal regulations. Many… Read More »

Refurbishing – A Crucial Option in IT Hardware Recycling

What to do with aging IT equipment has always been a problem. Simply disposing of it in the trash is not a solution. Embedded toxic materials make it dangerous to the environment. Over the years, companies have had to comply with more and more stringent disposal regulations, requiring comprehensive documentation and audits along with the… Read More »

Understanding Particle Size and Media Destruction

Understandably, most organizations today want to do the right thing when destroying discarded media where there is recorded personal and competitive information. It’s also understandable that their initial focus is determining the appropriate particle size for the media they wish to destroy. Unfortunately, when searching for data destruction guidance online, the only information available often… Read More »

Simplifying Technology Asset Changes after the COVID Disruption

As we all know, the COVID pandemic has caused huge changes to corporate America, from how we work to how we manage supply-chain disruptions. Companies have consolidated space and shifted employees to remote operations. This created a significant paradigm shift in standard IT asset management processes. IT assets that are no longer used must be… Read More »

Optimize IT Asset Disposition for Lower Risk and Higher ROI

    Supply chain shortages, COVID staff disruptions, and record inflation are making it more difficult to manage business continuity. However, one area that’s not always on the C-suite’s radar could help improve your 2022 bottom line by avoiding costly penalties for legal and environmental exposures associated with discarding your company’s aging electronic assets. Having… Read More »

i-SIGMA Renews Castaway Technologies’ NAID AAA Certification

The Castaway Team did it again!  i-SIGMA, the leading global trade organization and credentialing body for information security, just recertified Castaway Technologies with its NAID AAA Certification. This designation is the “gold standard” in data destruction qualifications and best practices. Unannounced, comprehensive audits of our facilities and work practices by i-SIGMA representatives demonstrated Castaway’s full… Read More »

HIPAA Compliance: Not A Choice, It’s the Law!

Most people don’t like others snooping around in their personal information. That includes their healthcare information. Because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), people in the business of healthcare especially don’t want anybody intruding on their patient data. Businesses must comply with the HIPAA rules governing handling and protecting the privacy of… Read More »

Could Your Discarded Printer Leak Proprietary Data?

Absolutely! In fact, scenarios like the following are relatively common: A growing company bought a used, high quality color printer at a bargain price from a used equipment outlet. It was quickly installed and running fine on the company’s network. When an IT staff member decided to configure the printer to receive documents from another… Read More »

Castaway Partners with Morgan Records Management

We’re pleased to announce a new partnership to expand our services, now providing secure document scanning and shredding. The following press release was recently published and distributed on FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Morgan Records Management Partners with Castaway Technologies to Provide Secure Document Destruction Lawrence, Massachusetts – September 24, 2020:  Castaway Technologies announced today that… Read More »