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A Brief Guide to ‘Zero Waste’ IT: The Advantages and Dangers

Zero Waste is a new and innovative approach to managing the disposal and reuse of outdated, broken, and faulty IT assets. The movement aims to drastically cut down the masses of plastics, rare earth metals, and valuable, still-working components that end up thrown away, burned, or landfilled each year by British businesses each year.

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How Can I Dispose of My Old IT Equipment?

Everything made has a 'best before' date, and computers, monitors, and IT assets are no exception. If your company IT equipment is becoming outdated and slow, or is damaged or broken, you're going to want a safe and clean way to dispose of your old equipment to make way for the new.

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How To Ensure Data Security When Your Team Are Working From Home

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of daily life in the UK, with homeworking now commonplace for increasing numbers of people. Some industry experts predict that many workers will, at least on a part-time basis, continue to work at home once Covid-19 is consigned to history.

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Is It Safe To Throw Away A Company Smartphone?

Smartphones are an integral part of business life, offering several essential benefits. From increased productivity and more responsive customer service, to more timely decision-making and the ability to work remotely, mobile phones have enabled businesses to streamline their activity and build stronger relationships with clients.

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Why Is Electronic Waste Hazardous?

Most people are familiar with the concept of waste – the massive drive to increase the recycling of household rubbish and the recent upsurge in fly-tipping during the Covid-19 pandemic have pushed the problem of waste disposal to the forefront of people’s minds. However, electronic waste (also known as e-waste) is a separate problem, with the United Nations estimating that over 48 million...

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How To Secure Your SaaS Applications

The Covid-19 crisis has generated concern that cybercriminals will be able to take advantage of businesses and consumers to make quick profits. In the month since lockdown procedures were implemented, the UK’s National Cyber Security Unit shut down over 2,000 scam websites, while Google blocked hundreds of millions of phishing emails.

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E-Waste: The Other Big Story Of 2020 - Here’s How You And Your Company Can Be Part Of The Solution

E-Waste is a critical problem for the planet and Britain. Although COVID-19 has dominated headlines this year as 'the' crisis of the decade, we shouldn't overlook our growing environmental issues, too...

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Can I Reassign A Furloughed Employee’s Laptop To Another Team Member?

The Government’s furlough scheme, which has recently been extended until October 2020, has supported many employees who have been unable to work during the Covid-19 crisis.

Unlike those workers who have continued to carry out their employment at home, furloughed staff have not needed to use business IT assets, such as laptops, desktop computers, and mobile devices, many of which now lie unused...

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One Person’s Rubbish is a Hacker’s Treasure - The Dangers Of Unsafe Hardware Disposal

 

Once a piece of IT equipment is broken, finished, or obsolete, no-one’s going to bother to go to the trouble of using it again for anything, right? Not necessarily...

Many inexperienced IT administrators, business owners, and equipment officers fall into the trap of thinking that once a machine is classed as ‘used’ or unwanted, it’s effectively useless to the company and everyone else.

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Checklist: How To Secure Your New Workplace Computer

When you get a new computer, the first thing to take care of is cybersecurity. Prevention is better than cure; just like with your own health, it's better to stop issues arising in the first place than to have to firefight later. Let's run through some simple tips to help keep your business and customer data safe.

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