April 2013

April 2013 IT and Telecom News

April 2013 Recent Industry News

By: PowerSourceOnline.com

End of Life Nightmares!

(This Very Minute, they could be happening to you.)

It’s happening all the time. Dozens of reputable companies like yours are proactively taking every precaution against online hackers and laptop thieves while the real threat is totally being ignored. Countless businesses today suffer from a lack of formal IT asset disposal policies. As a result, many of their discarded hardware winds up for sale on eBay or in some local PC shop with critical, sensitive data readily available and waiting to fall into the wrong hands!

A Gartner Inc. survey revealed that nearly 80% of companies said that “managing data security and privacy risks” were very important or most important when disposing of obsolete hardware. Yet, corporate behavior proves otherwise. A whopping 30% admitted they had no policy for ensuring the security of used equipment such as idle, off lease, or end of life assets. Imagine ultra sensitive company financials, credit card numbers, medical records, confidential emails or employee and client data becoming prey for identity theft, fraud, blackmail and corporate espionage. More important, this kind of leakage can also trigger lawsuits and fines for breaking state or federal laws, not to mention damaging headlines in newspapers. Serious laws like the Fair and Credit Transaction Act of 2003, Gramm-Leach Bliley Act or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandate you to become compliant.

There is a secure, compliant, effective solution…Guardian Data Destruction. One of the first companies to provide a mobile on-site remedy assisting you with all your data destruction needs.

Our mobile IT lab arrives at your headquarters and is capable of sanitizing over 300 hard drives or shredding up to 3000 hard drives in just one day, eliminating all risk of in-transit and end-of life data leakage. What’s more, GDD offers a wide range of other transportation and asset disposition solutions as well including:

  • On Site Hard Drive Shredding
  • On Site Enterprise Data Erasure
  • Transportation and Logistics Services
  • On Site Hard Drive Degaussing
  • On Site Hard Drive Erasure
  • E Waste Recycling and Remarketing

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Market Point Extends OEM Product Portfolio Named HP PartsOne Authorized Parts Reseller

Exton PA – Market Point, a leading national distributor of printers, printer parts and printer supplies, has been named an HP PartsOne Authorized Parts reseller, extending their portfolio of quality printer products fully backed by HP.

According to Beth Nordman, EVP Sales and Marketing at Market Point “our longstanding relationship with HP is moving to the next level as we team together to promote an OEM offering.”  The HP PartsOne Authorized Parts reseller designation is the most recent addition to Market Point’s OEM authorizations.  “Anticipating our customers’ needs in technology and processes to better serve their customers, manage costs and improve margins, we invest in the solutions offerings, industry partnerships and product expertise to best service our customer base,” commented Nordman.

The benefits to service companies and large self-maintaining organizations of sourcing HP printer parts through Market Point are many.    “Our strategic alignment with HP as well as with Lexmark offers our customers the ease of a single-source provider, supported by the OEMs.” Nordman continues, “We understand the issues that drive our customers’ businesses; from the need to streamline processes and reduce overhead to growing revenue through smarter business practices. We are now in an even stronger position to support those goals.”

About Market Point
With a singular focus on the Lexmark and HP printers, printer parts, and toner supplies market, Market Point partners with customers and the OEMs to create solutions that enable service organizations to lower total cost of operations, streamline processes, reduce cost per transaction and locate new customer opportunities.

For more information about Market Point, visit www.marketpoint.com