Experts call for more law enforcement

He says one shouldn’t lose sight of the greater good and overall value that ICT assets, and the people that manage them, can bring to an organisation. “IT Asset Management (ITAM) is the underpinning yet mostly misunderstood ‘building block’ of the ICT world. No service or solution can exist without the foundational ICT hardware and software.”

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Experts call for more law enforcement

Companies should be aware of the constantly changing security environment and the ever-increasing threats, new legislation and best market practices. This was the key message at a recent event hosted by Xperien to address the challenges of the new Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act with regards to IT Asset Disposal and Cyber Crime. At the first IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) conference on the African continent, delegates were cautioned to ensure that offline security was not forgotten in the noise of growing online threats. Experts discussed the principles of ITAD and explained why company executives need to consider regulatory compliance and prevent reputational loss. Xperien CEO Wale Arewa spoke about cybercrime, the PoPI Act and ITAD. “Companies will be forced to change their processes to ensure that the personal information and data they collect is protected. The successful adoption of this Act will depend on a comprehensive understanding of the principles of the new law.” PoPI Act expert Dr Peter Tobin called for more enforcement. “The PoPI Act allows people like you, me and the man on the street to understand much more about the information that is being collected about them, to get their name on the street, the opportunity to get consent, to understand the purpose and to ask questions about how securely the information is being held.” IT Asset Lifecycle Management specialist William Robertson says the event is a first of its kind, recognising the significant role that hardware, software and information assets play in balancing the ICT value equation. He says one shouldn’t lose sight of the greater good and overall value that ICT assets,... read more

Another time bomb waiting to explode

A backup tape is normally created to ensure business continuity, to keep the business running should access to live systems be lost. An archive is created for the long-term preservation of data and these tapes are often a crucial source of evidence to any investigation.

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Data Security online and offline.

To keep up with technology and improve efficiencies, companies are constantly replacing outdated IT equipment. However, this creates a challenge as large amounts of excess electronics must be managed and disposed of properly.

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Cyber Crime, POPI & ITAD

Xperien, a local IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) specialist, is hosting an event to address the challenges of the new Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act with regards to IT Asset Disposal & Cyber Crime. The successful adoption of this Act will depend on a comprehensive understanding of the principles of the new law.

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Redeploying old computer equipment could mean higher profits

Redeploying old IT equipment in today’s tough economic conditions could easily result in higher profits. There is no sense in retiring old devices when they are still working and other employees might get some use out of them. This is according to local IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) specialist Xperien.

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Executives must take control of IT Asset Disposal

ITAD for a company with over 5000 assets is a major project that will involve a team of more than 100 people, split between 5 individual companies, several locations and many vehicles. Control is maintained through clearly defining responsibility and procedures, based on the policy.

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Children benefit from various Xperien CSI initiatives

Local IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) specialist Xperien has launched Urban Mining, a new initiative aimed at assisting non-profit organisations that provide education and assistance for disadvantaged children in South Africa. It is an ambassador for Love Trust and Wheel Well, two non-profit organisations that are focussed on the development and safety of children.

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Is your asset disposal service provider accredited?

Even more concerning is that ITAD will remain unregulated because the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act has been postponed pending the appointment of a regulator. The closest regulation measures is the code of ethics bestowed on members of the eWaste Association of South Africa.

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Start 2016 with a clean slate

Xperien, a local IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) specialist, urges companies to start the New Year with a clean slate by addressing their data destruction and asset disposal challenges. Minimising costs, maximising recovery and the integration of disposition data with asset management systems can be a challenge for most businesses.

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PoPI simplified for (Itad) It Asset Disposal

Recorded information about an identifiable individual that may include his or her name, address, email address, phone number, Race, nationality, ethnicity, origin, colour, religious or political beliefs or associations, Age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, Identifying number, code, symbol, Finger prints, blood type, inherited characteristics, Health care history including information on physical/mental disability, Educational, financial, criminal, employment history, Others opinion about the individual, and Personal views except those about other individuals.

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