SOURCE: Sims Recycling Solutions U.S.

Sims Recycling Solutions U.S.

April 29, 2014 09:00 ET

8 Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Security Tips

Infographic Released by Sims Recycling Solutions, Shares Expert Insight on Consumerization of IT

WEST CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - April 29, 2014) - Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling released an infographic to help information technology (IT) executives build, implement and maintain a secure BYOD policy for their companies. The infographic includes tips designed to help executives understand the risks of BYOD implementation and evidence supporting why it is recommended to consider creating a secure IT asset disposal policy to ensure security of corporate and customer data that may be stored during business use.

Research indicates that the BYOD trend has led to happier, more productive employees. As a result of this trend, over 60 percent of employees worldwide currently have a personal device they use for work. By 2018, over 1 billion employees will have an employee-owned smartphone or tablet.

While there are many benefits to BYOD policies, the risks cannot be ignored and often occur due to lack of policy development and implementation.

"There are understandably many organizations which may hesitate to adopt a BYOD policy, but as organizations move in this direction, more companies may choose to employ this in the hope that it will keep them competitive and create a positive and productive atmosphere for employees," stated Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. "The security tips included in this infographic can provide IT executives with an outline of what to prepare for, how to maintain a secure policy, and the appropriate and secure disposal options they will need to consider for complete protection of their company data."

Sims Recycling Solutions offers a comprehensive and integrated service for managing the reuse or final disposition of retired company assets, whether it's a cell phone or other type of electronic device. As an industry leader, Sims can help lower logistic costs, minimize overhead and handling, provide documented procedures -- including support for corporate compliance programs -- and ensure all data is securely removed and destroyed. Visit Sims Recycling Solutions' IT asset disposition services web page for more information.

Sims Recycling Solutions

Sims Recycling Solutions (www.simsrecycling.com) is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, offering customers in every business sector comprehensive recycling services out of our 42 owned and operated sites across the globe.

Sims Recycling Solutions -- owned by Sims Metal Management, a publicly traded company -- has the global reach, expertise and infrastructure necessary to guarantee our customers that their data is secure, their electronic equipment is processed in an environmentally responsible manner, their reputation is protected and their compliance risks are eliminated.

In North America, Sims Recycling Solutions operates 14 sites in Arizona, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ontario, Quebec, Tennessee and Texas.

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