When you’re about to retire dozens or hundreds of your employees’ mobile devices, you don’t want the company data stored on them to end up in the hands of your competitors or criminals.
“Companies tend to overlook IT asset disposition as their mobile devices reach end-of-life,” according to Jeff Londres, founder and CEO of NextUse, a certified data destruction specialised ITAD company. “This not only puts them at risk of a data breach, but it also means their assets lose residual value from resale. Cell phone values drop the older a model gets, but they may still be worth decent money even going back several versions.”
Here are three commonly misused steps that will NOT wipe the data off those devices:
Remember, underestimating the significance of data loss from mobile devices can put your company at risk of an expensive data breach costing an average of almost $4 million globally, and almost $8 million in the US.
Mark Dobson is an accomplished information technology expert with over two decades of experience in the sales and marketing of IT hardware, software, and services, and copywriting.
Mark is a lifelong IT savant who understands the business benefits and positioning of current and cutting-edge technologies and how they enable organisations to increase market share and boost revenue.