Q: Is there a standard for mobile device wipes to follow?
A: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published NIST Special Publication 800-88, Guidelines for Media Sanitization, to address this topic. NIST defines media sanitization as ‘a process that renders access to target data on the media infeasible for a given level of effort.’ In addition to mobile assets, the publication covers other hard copy and network device sanitization. The publication can be found at www.nist.gov.
But sanitization is only one aspect of device retirement. When your mobile technologies reach their end-of-life stage, there are a few fundamentals you need to consider. And guess what? AOTMP® University’s Mobile Asset Management: End of Life course can teach you everything you need to know!
Q: What is an eSIM?
A: eSIM stands for Embedded Subscriber Identity Module. It is used in a mobile device to connect the device to the subscriber’s mobile carrier. In other words, it replaces the physical SIM cards your technology once relied on. The benefit of an eSIM to users is the ability to switch carriers without having to replace a physical card to continue receiving service.
But even the most advanced eSIM doesn’t deliver results if your carrier’s service can’t keep up with your employees’ needs. Before you worry about hardware, you need to find the perfect telecom partner. And there’s one tool out there that can help: AOTMP® University’s Identifying the Right Telecom Vendor course!