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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 tonnes...

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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 in...

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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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Why You Shouldn’t Trust Electronic Resellers For Your Business’ Unwanted Hardware

From time to time, most businesses upgrade their IT hardware to keep pace with their competitors and the ever-changing face of technology. Replacing even a small number of computers, tablets, servers, and storage devices can be costly, so it’s unsurprising that many businesses seek to save money by reselling redundant electronic assets. There are numerous electronic resellers who will promise the...

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The Advantages Of HDD Shredding For Data Security

HDD shredding is a foolproof method for permanently destroying sensitive data on redundant storage devices from desktop PCs, to laptops and file servers. Instead of simply cleaning the devices, which in some cases can risk the illicit recovery of data by third parties, physical HDD shredding ensures that the hard drive is destroyed by shredding it into tiny fragments, meaning there is no...

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