Sunday, March 06, 2005

computer disposal

The development of faster computers just barely keeps up with the need for faster ones. Computers are typically replaced every 3 to 4 years. Getting rid of the old computers can be a difficult process. Computers hold a massive amount of structured and unstructured data. Migrating this info can be a challenge. Environmental concerns to dispose of the old PC's in a friendly fashion can be a chore too. New IT systems are more popular now than compared with getting entirely new systems. The regulation of several industries hold companies responsible for disposing of the old computers. Hard discs need to be "swept" before disposal. This process erases all the data so that none of it will be held. Companies are turning to outsiders to do the job. Most hard drives are overwritten 3 or 4 times and this process takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes per machine. This way there is no risk for any data to be recovered.

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