Wiping a hard drive using dedicated software has a multitude of benefits. From preemptively safeguarding data security to preventing data theft when hardware is recycled, a certified, multi-pass data destruction process should always be a primary concern.
Recycling is a responsible, and in some cases legally required way to deal with technology that is outdated or being upgraded. Well-informed companies seek ITAD vendors who will help them maximize their potential for a high value return while remaining compliant with laws regulations related to environmental concerns as well as data security.
Data destruction is the new norm
The connection between data wiping and electronics recycling should be considered inseparable: no hardware that has ever contained data should be recycled without having the data thoroughly wiped by a certified professional in the data destruction industry. This may go without saying for many companies who are experienced in the ITAD process, but some companies may be unaware of the full potential certain types of data destruction software can hold.
An instant process
Software like WipeOS is installed directly on the computer and can be activated once the computer is booted. The process is simple, and doesn’t require an extensive amount of interaction beyond the initial activation of the software. Not only does this save time and money, but it also enhances data security.
The process can be performed remotely with full front-end support, meaning the computer or hard drive doesn’t need to even leave the premises before the data wiping procedure is complete. Whereas many companies have an ITAD vendor haul equipment to wipe the data from prior to the destruction process, data wiping software can be performed prior to ITAD services, ensuring there are no risks of data destruction whatsoever.
Save time and money
Any means of reducing liability and enhancing security is smart, and being able to wipe data without worrying about tracking the computer’s whereabouts or remotely monitoring its progress can reduce costs associated with liability concerns and create an economy of action that reduces risk.
Being able to simply boot up software to destroy sensitive data also saves time, which most companies know very well to be a precious commodity. Data wiping software provides peace of mind on multiple levels.