Managing Your IT and Data Center Assets’ End-of-Life

  Your IT equipment ages while new technologies and performance features are introduced to the marketplace. As an IT or Data Center Manager, you are faced with how to effectively manage these end-of-life (EOL) assets. There is inherent or assumed value in used equipment because of marketplaces like eBay and Amazon or outdated, misperceived values… Read More »

Information Technology Control from Infancy to Retirement

Until recently, electronic equipment has been leading two separate IT lives. When functioning and managed by a vendor company, it’s known as “managed services” or “IT Service Management” (ITSM). When the equipment is replaced, disposed of or taken offline by a company, it’s called IT Asset Disposition (ITAD). Simply stated, ITSM manages and services current… Read More »

Electronic Data Disposal: Sanitize or Destroy?

Long gone are the days when your IT staff smashed electronic devices in the parking lot and tossed the refuse into the dumpster. Data thieves and the legal and financial ramifications of sensitive data breaches make self-disposal a dangerous option. Responsible businesses take data security seriously and partner with an IT asset disposition (ITAD) firm… Read More »

China’s National Sword Guts Global Recycling

4/17/19 China’s National Sword Guts Global Recycling Recycling across the material spectrum has become second nature to individuals and businesses. Every week, individuals and businesses toss paper, metals, plastics and glass into recycling bins or have e-waste such as computers and phones hauled to e-cyclers believing it will be transformed into something new. We do… Read More »

GDPR Considerations Involving Data Breaches

Data breaches involving the exposure of sensitive personal information have been increasing at an alarming rate. In the United States alone, Statista, an on-line statistics portal, reported 1579 data breaches with 179 million records exposed during 2017, a 44% increase from the previous year. To ramp up protection for its 750 million citizens, the European… Read More »

Beyond Data Privacy Risks – the Growing e-Waste Problem

2/15/19  Beyond Data Privacy Risks – the Growing e-Waste Problem Before you allow your IT staff to toss out or start dismantling unwanted, broken and obsolete electronic equipment, also known as e-waste, please be aware of the health and environmental risks associated with certain internal components. Now your staff might think, “There’s no way our… Read More »

Leave No Confidential Data Trace!

12/21/18 Leave No Confidential Data Trace! We live in an age when improperly disposing of old IT assets can lead to serious business consequences, especially if confidential employee and customer information falls into the hands of data hackers. Unfortunately, most companies focus on the purchase and maintenance phases of the IT life cycle, leaving the… Read More »

ITAD customer service – The good, the bad and the ugly

6/9/2018  Any consumer will tell you that great customer service is one of the top qualities that they look for when choosing a business to work with, no matter what industry it’s in. That’s because top-notch customer service is the key to a successful professional relationship. At Castaway Technologies, we realize that there’s a lot… Read More »

The Perfect Storm: e-Waste recycling costs skyrocket!

11/2/2015 The Perfect Storm: e-Waste recycling costs skyrocket! The e-waste industry, or as others refer to it as the e-scrap or electronics recycling, appears to be sliding into the danger zone and many industry experts agree…it’s a perfect storm and it is causing recycling costs to skyrocket! In other words, the good-old days of getting… Read More »

Castaway Technologies Appoints Brian Sifferlen as Chief Financial Officer

01/05/2015 Seasoned Banking and Technology Industry Executive Brings Finance and Operations Experience to Help Advance Castaway Technologies in Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD) Industry Methuen, MA — 01/05/15 — Castaway Technologies LLC today announced that it has appointed Brian Sifferlen as chief financial officer, effective January 5. Mr. Sifferlen will report to Castaway Technologies president Cameron Deery. “Brian’s extensive experience in… Read More »