QSGI Offers Mobile IT Audit,
QSGI, Hightstown, N.J., has
introduced a Mobile IT Audit
& Erasure Facility, which it
describes as “the industry’s
only fully functioning, self-contained IT asset management facility” that can operate
directly at a client’s location.
QSGI delivers its mobile sanitation services using a 53-foot truck that is
equipped with a full-service data erasure lab. According to Chris Schoeller,
vice president of sales, data security and compliance, the truck can process
500 to 1,000 hard drives per day and removes chain of custody issues.
The system deploys Blancco software to sanitize the drives and to provide
detailed reports to its customers on a per-asset basis. QSGI’s reporting also
provides a summary of the devices’ capabilities and components. Schoeller
says QSI does a standard three-pass wipe that conforms to Department of
Defense standards, unless customers specify otherwise.
The company’s reporting system indicates any damaged drives that cannot be sanitized, at which point QSGI degausses these devices on-site prior
to bringing them to its plant to be shredded.
The mobile facility uses wireless technology to transmit detailed reports
and certificates of destruction to its clients while still on site.
QSGI offers a full suite of end-of-life and other life-cycle services, including a value-added remarketing program, to Fortune 1,000 corporations and
government clients. QSGI also provides services for enterprise-class hardware, including mainframes, midrange servers, tape storage products and
disk storage products. More information is available at www.qsgi.com.
Sims Group Acquires North American
Australia-based Sims Group (profiled in the May 2006 issue of SDB sister
publication Recycling Today), which bills itself as the world’s largest scrap
recycler, has acquired two North American electronics recycling companies.
Sims estimates that it is capable of handling nearly 25 million computers,
monitors, television sets, refrigerators, toner cartridges and other types of
electronic scrap per year following these acquisitions.
Sims’ Recycling Solutions division completed the acquisition of United
Recycling Industries (URI) during the first quarter of 2007. URI, a Chicago-based electronics recycler, provides a full range of services, including collection, refurbishment and re-sale of equipment, chip recovery, mechanical
processing of monitors, recycling of electronic scrap and secondary smelting and refining of high grade electronics.
Sims also has acquired the end-of-life recycling assets of Xstrata Copper Canada’s facilities in Roseville, Calif.; Lavergne, Tenn.; and Brampton,
Ontario. The three facilities, previously owned by Noranda, provide asset
recovery and recycling services, including mechanical processing.
First State Bank and Trust is the second bank in the country to install the
Self-Service Shredder, with New Frontier
Bank located in Greely, Colo., being the
first to do so.
“The Self-Service Shredder is a tangible sign of First State Bank and Trust’s
genuine concern about identity theft,”
says Ryan Benson, vice president of retail
banking. “Being attentive to individuals’
and business’ financial security is our
job. The kiosks offer a practical tool in
Cintas has acquired the Secure Document
Destruction division of James M. Sweeney and Associates, Davenport, Iowa.
According to published reports, the
sale will allow M. Sweeney and Associates
to focus on its investigative services.
Secure Document Destruction has
been in operation for six years.
Company owner Jim Sweeney says
the sale includes two trucks as well as the
company’s client list, which covers a 60-
mile radius from its Davenport office.
Sweeney has decided to focus on
the other components of his business:
pre-employment screening through his
InquireHire service and fraud investigative services.
Cintas, based in Mason, Ohio, has
a presence in the Iowa’s Quad-Cities
area through its uniform business and is
expected to use the acquisition of Secure
Document Destruction to begin offering
ancillary services to customers.
Global Archives Inc., a Carlsbad, Ca-lif.-based supplier of turnkey imaging
solutions and a secure image repository,
has secured $2.5 million in financing
with MaxPro Leasing for equipment
Global Archives supports more than
200 customers and their records online.
In addition to offering consultation,
installation and training, Global Archives partners with clients and provides
value-added programs, such as fi nancing,
after-sales technical support and co-op
advertising. More information is available
at www.globalarchives.net. ■