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Connecting you to News Affecting CIPS and the IT Profession I August 21st, 2018

Questions to ask yourself when disposing of your electronic devices
Featured Article from the ERA , a CIPS Corporate Partner

The evolution of technology has emerged dramatically throughout the last 10 years. In this day and age, many individuals own tablets, smartphones, laptops, desktops, smart watches, and many more technological devices. In comparison, to a little over a decade ago owning a cell phone, laptop or desktop was seen as a novelty.

Even though Technology is continuously emerging, many of us still have the wrong mindset when it comes to disposing of our unwanted or used electronics. This article was implemented to raise awareness on some of the things most people get wrong when it comes to disposing of their electronics.
Some questions you may ask yourself:
Are obsolete electronics worthless?

Are you crazy? Ask yourself this question, “Are obsolete cars worthless?” and the answer will be no as obsolete means old or outdated, not unusable. ERA believes in the “Car Theory”; when the lease on your car is up and you trade it in for the new model, the dealership does not process it as a recycling facility would to make a brand new “model”. The dealership re-leases or sells that car, it’s only a few years old after all. A notable portion of the population will never even own a new car, second-hand options are way more affordable and can have a pretty long lifespan if properly maintained, just as computers and other related equipment would. These out of date devices may seem old to you but may seem new to individuals who can’t afford the next new upgrade. The  Electronic Recycling Association  – a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’ – will ensure your unwanted or used electronics is data wiped or destroyed and donated to a deserving and appreciative recipient.
Is it worth my time to donate my obsolete electronics?

Yes, it is! Why? Because there is always someone out there that can and will benefit from a device you no longer need or want. Just because you’ve run out of uses for an old desktop or laptop doesn’t mean somebody else won’t find it usable. The  Electronic Recycling Association  takes your obsolete electronics, ensures the data has been erased and finds the device a new home.

Brenda Aynsley, IP3 Chair, Passes Away
CIPS was sad to learn about the recent passing of Brenda Aynsley, who served as the  IP3 Chair  for the past 6 years, promoting professionalism and ethics in the ICT industry. 

Brenda traveled to Canada in April 2017 as part of the Seoul Accord team that undertook the accreditation on CIPS’ accreditation process, and she observed the CIPS accreditation visit at the University of Ottawa. Brenda succeeded past CIPS Chair Greg Lane as the Chair of the IP3.

CIPS sends it's deepest condolences to Brenda's colleagues, friends, and family. 
Brenda Aynsley Immediate Past Chair passes away ( via IP3 )

The IFIP IP3 board and members were saddened to hear of the passing of Brenda Aynsley. Brenda served as IP3 Chair for six years and inspired all who worked with her with her passion for Professionalism, Trust in Computing, Ethics, and Gender issues. She demonstrated superb leadership qualities.

“We have lost a strong leader and great friend. I can still hear her encouraging words, “We are making progress!”, as she was always the optimist. She will be missed. ” – Brenda Byers, past CIPS representative, and Director.

ACS farewells a former President ( via ACS )
Honorary Life Member and Fellow of ACS Brenda Aynsley OAM passed away on Sunday 12 August after a long battle with illness.
Brenda was an incredible champion of both ACS and the broader ICT profession. She holds the distinction of being the first female President of ACS, befitting her strong advocacy on diversity and inclusion.
Brenda was ACS President 2014-2015, and held Vice President portfolios in 2002-2003 and 2010-2011.
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