IT asset dollars and sense

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IT asset dollars and sense

When truth is stranger than fiction — as it often is in enterprise IT departments — managing technology assets securely can require a powerful imagination. Indeed, how IT departments cope with issues such as the obsoleting of hard drives and eliminating so-called “double-campers ” from their resources might well determine whether or not they can claim their IT assets are truly secure.

Take the case of obsoleting a hard drive to ensure no proprietary data is left intact. Smart IT shops follow U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) regulations to ensure they are wiped clean, says Thom Bailey, director of product management for Symantec's infrastructure management solutions group. The ...

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