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NAID 2015 sessions focus on ITAD issues, opportunities

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Jan. 8, 2015

This year’s NAID 2015 Annual Conference has a number of sessions on emerging electronic destruction and IT asset disposal (ITAD) issues and opportunities.

For instance, in “IT Asset Tracking to Improve Compliance and Profits,” industry thought-leaders Jade Lee of Supply-Chain Services, Inc., Dag Adamson of LifeSpan International, Inc., and R. Mark Wilkins of eVeridis will discuss the increasing importance and value of IT asset tracking.

“The most successful service providers understand that profits increasingly result from providing critical value-added services,” said NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “Our industry can learn a lot from the success of companies like IBM and Xerox.”

With IT asset tracking, which includes how serial numbers are reconciled to how downstream equipment flows are tracked, poised to become a critical customer requirement in the near future, service providers need to be ready to deploy state-of-the-art strategies to provide such services. Johnson believes the emerging opportunities from offering value-added IT tracking services goes even further.

“From a risk management perspective, customers now need solutions to track IT assets from the time they’re originally deployed,” said Johnson. “This is great news for ITAD service providers that already have these solutions because it virtually guarantees they’ll process the equipment when it’s retired.”

Other sessions on emerging ITAD and electronic destruction include: “The Business of Electronic Data Elimination,” “The Future of Hard Drive and Tape Destruction,” and “What You Need to Know About Solid State Memory Erasure.” 

And, as usual, there are 28 sessions at the conference that discuss breach incident responses, sales incentives, digital marketing and networking designed to improve any information destruction or management service. Click here for more information or to register. Save $100 off regular registration rates if you register by Feb. 18.