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There’s More to Your Old Electronics Than Meets the Eye

By Marisa Head, Contributing Writer at Cobalt

When I was around 12 years old, I figured out how to take apart computer towers and see what’s going on inside. I’ve always been curious about the inner workings of things, and had access to PCs at school and at home to tinker with. Granted, there’s not much […]

July 10th, 2020|

Recycling Your Business Batteries, Chargers, Cables and Cords

Every electronic device in your business has batteries, chargers or other cables and cords, from laptops to desktop computers, networking equipment to docking stations and power tools to task-specific handheld devices.

What’s more, they tend to wear out faster than the devices they support. Replacing them can become more of a regular chore for your IT […]

April 21st, 2020|

A Phish Story – How To Recognize and Combat Cyberexpeditions

We love a spot of fishing when we can get away for one. But “phishing”? That’s a different matter entirely.

Not that you’d ever confuse the two. One is a relaxing, intermittently exciting and always enjoyable pastime. The other is the work of criminals trying to trick you into voluntarily giving up sensitive data and information […]

April 21st, 2020|

Modem? Router? Switch? What Each Is, What It Does and How to Handle It After Decommissioning

Network equipment is vital to keeping businesses, organizations and families online.

Given how important it is to our everyday lives, it’s useful to have a baseline understanding of what some of the terms mean, the hardware they refer to, their functions and what to do with them when they’re outdated or no longer function properly.

The most […]

April 21st, 2020|

How Do Outdated Electronics Get Repurposed?

Deciding the fate of outdated, decommissioned electronics also means deciding the fate of any data they may store. The IT asset disposition process requires security from start to finish to ensure that your company’s data is safe & secure.

At Cobalt, all steps of the process are completed on-site by our experienced team.

Cobalt’s process for collection, […]

November 20th, 2019|

Recycle or Refurbish: The Best Retirement Plan For Your Electronics

When it’s time to upgrade, it’s important to select the safest & most beneficial retirement plan for your outdated IT assets. Every organization has different needs for their old electronics, so it’s important to choose a vendor who can meet those needs and keep your data safe.

At Cobalt, there are two options for retired assets: […]

November 20th, 2019|

An Insider’s Look at IT Asset Disposition

Our mission and passion is to protect our clients’ brands through proper data destruction techniques.

It’s not an easy business.
But doing the right thing isn’t always easy.
Here’s The Common Process:
Most data destruction entities ship their wholesale scrap to a foreign country because they’ll receive a more substantial and immediate profit.

However, that’s the least secure way […]

November 4th, 2019|

3 Secure Ways to Destroy Unneeded Data

Given the volume of data now being stored digitally, and how easy it is to access that data, electronic hardware now poses the most significant risk to post-use IT hardware security.  
August 12th, 2019|

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