Asia key to NAID growth
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
The National Association for Information Destruction has announced growth numbers for 2012.
NAID says that the organization added 159 new member locations last year, and that 177 current member locations became certified to NAID AAA, with a new international push supplementing continued strong data security interest in the U.S. Approximately 40 percent of these new member locations handle electronics.
These figures are down from previous years, however. In 2011, the organization added 251 member locations, compared to 264 in 2010 and 201 in 2009. NAID attributed this slowdown in the growth of new member locations to rapid interest in data security over the last several years, and the transition to a more mature data security industry.
This assessment is at the core of NAID's ambitious expansion plans. The organization's NAID-Asia division held its first conference in 2012 and the parent organization expects high demand for IT asset management and data destruction services in China and East Asia will be a strong driver of future growth.