Liquid Technology Blog

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on computers for everything from making inventory orders to managing medical records, the risk for major companies suffering data breaches is likewise growing. The risk is even higher when companies fail to have an effective IT asset disposition (ITAD) policy in place and for those that do suffer data theft, the price can be quite high, both figuratively and literally. As a result of these growing risks, a company-wide ITAD policy needs to be an integral part of every organization’s security strategy. Here, we […]

Every year around Earth Day the topic of conversation tends to focus on the ways businesses can save energy, reduce consumption, and help the environment. While eco-friendliness should actually be a year-round concern, Earth Day does offer the perfect starting point for going green at work for those companies that have yet to adopt greener operational strategies. And contrary to common belief, making the change doesn’t have to be a costly or time-consuming venture. One Simple Change Can Have a Big Impact If you’re looking for ways to go green […]

All good things must come to an end. While Windows XP might not be viewed in retrospect as being a particularly “good” operating system, there is no mistaking its dominance in the market. After all, Microsoft’s XP operating system was released twelve years ago and it remains one of the most widely used systems today. In terms of OS lifecycles, that length of time is unheard of; making Windows XP the granddad of operating systems. But, that’s all due to change on April 8th as that date is officially when […]

Just a few years ago, it was believed that it was impossible to secure erase SSD drives thanks to the technology’s Flash Translation Layer, a unique firmware interface that makes an SSD drive appear to a PC like a FAT device. Coupled with the fact that different SSD manufacturers use different technologies, this made it virtually impossible for one data erasure standard to successfully support them all. And with SSD drives estimated to account for 40% of the hard drive market by the year 2016, the inability to securely erase […]

A data center decommissioning is one of the largest undertakings a cloud-based service provider has to deal with because these types of companies rely on massive quantities of servers, storage arrays, and other enterprise-grade networking equipment to operate. When a data center is shut down, the company is usually left with an excessive inventory of equipment that is no longer active in the company’s infrastructure and this can be cost-restrictive. Recently, a top-rated cloud software company faced such a dilemma after determining that their company would be better positioned if […]