Great for end users, but is one more hurdle for ITAM and disposal efforts. However, leveraging this built in tool could help IT Asset Managers ensure that when a data wipe is completed prior to disposal (you are doing that, right?) it is not easily retrievable. Remember, even Microsoft says that deleted files are marked as “free space” so do your due diligence and ensure wiped data is actually wiped.
The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) is the largest organization providing education, certification and thought leadership to the management of IT as a business. IT Asset Management is the management of hardware, software, mobile and other technology to maximize the value to the organization.