Whether you are upgrading your company computers as part of a scheduled refresh or relocating to new commercial premises, you will probably be left with unwanted or non-functional IT hardware.
Like many other pre-built tools, old or unwanted computers can be broken down, recycled and given a new lease of life with different owners, or their raw materials repurposed for other consumer items.
When your IT equipment reaches its end of life, your business must decide how to dispose of it ethically and safely. With cybercrime surging, unwanted IT assets can be rich pickings for criminals who are intent on manipulating sensitive data stored on laptops, desktops, mobile phones, or servers. Customers’ personal information, such as bank details, addresses, and purchase history, can...
The IT asset disposal process must be handled responsibly to prevent data security breaches and to remain compliant with environmental regulations – and there is no shortage of ‘free IT recycling’ companies willing to help take your disused computer hardware off your hands. However, 'free recycling' is frequently synonymous with refurbishing old equipment for sale in developing world countries...
Safe and effective IT equipment disposal is as important now as it's ever been. Prevalent environmental concerns mean responsible disposal of all types of electronic waste, IT equipment included, is being placed under the microscope like never before. However, equally near the top of everyone's priority list is the question of data security.
IT asset disposal is a crucial element of organisational cybersecurity, and when it comes to data protection, it pays to get it right.
Office 365 support and integration for several of its flagship software packages finished from the end of October 2020. Exchange Online, OneDrive and OneDrive Business, and SharePoint Online no longer receive any compatibility updates for old Office software suites.
Electronic waste is a serious problem in the UK and worldwide. According to the Global E-Waste Monitor report (2019), the UK produces more waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) than any other country except Norway. And, while the volume has fallen in the UK since 2016, WEEE – from computers and lighting to printers and mobile phones – continues to present a real challenge to...
A vital part of data lifecycle management is the destruction of data when it is no longer required, or when the storage device has come to the end of its life.
From desktops and mobile phones, to servers and USB flash drives, IT hardware is a core part of modern business. However, the industry is rapidly advancing, so most organisations must frequently dispose of unwanted IT assets. Knowing where to recycle old computers safely can be a challenge.