Chief Financial Officer. It’s a heady title, and we know the responsibility it carries. CFOs are responsible for managing the company’s finances from top to bottom, in fact. However, the role has been evolving in recent years -- making the connection between finance and IT stronger than ever.
As an IT Asset Manager, you’re fully engaged with boots on the ground. If it’s got an asset tag or a license, chances are you’re responsible for it. Not just in terms of managing the asset from acquisition to disposal, but also forming long term strategies and working across departments. Your role is also becoming more demanding than ever before.
Recently, business development managers and IT remarketing experts from the Sipi Asset Recovery team attended the ELFA Equipment Management Conference in Carlsbad, CA, US. As an exhibitor at the conference, Sipi’s mission was to leverage decades of expertise to manage end-of-lease IT equipment. The 2019 conference was an eye-opening one; there’s changes coming that will affect leasing organizations in some big ways. Here’s the lowdown from Sipi experts.
Last year was a turbulent and fast moving one, especially for professionals in the security space. Tightening regulations on data security and compliance as well as new legislation (such as the passing of GDPR) were only part of the shift in landscape.
The CISO’s new focus: risk management
The role of the information security officer or CISO has been changing rapidly as well. No longer as focused on the direct management of IT security technologies and implementation, the role has expanded to something much broader: risk management across the organization.
At Sipi Asset Recovery, data is a central part of what we do. Specifically, how we help our clients protect their brand, ensure that data is securely destroyed at the right time, and keep costs low while returning as much value as we can.
But the storage landscape is changing, and it’s changing fast. This means that companies are encountering new challenges when it comes to how those drives can and should be handled, from data security to end-of-lifecycle destruction.