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Guest post: Are you asking your IT asset disposal provider the right questions?

When refreshing your company’s IT equipment, you have to consider the following: where should the old equipment go and how should you dispose of it? If you are looking for the most environmentally-friendly solution, you should consider looking for a commercial or third sector IT refurbisher, as  refurbishing a computer is 20 times more energy efficient than recycling it. But with many IT refurbishing companies, you need to ask the right …Read More

3 permanent ways to erase your data

In our last blog, we discussed the importance of being able to securely and permanently erase end-of-life data. Whether you’re working for a company that has legal obligations to destroy customers’ personal information after a certain timeframe, or you’re looking to sell an old smartphone on eBay and want to make sure nobody digs up your selfies, it pays to know how to do the job properly. And yet this …Read More

Secure data destruction: Why it matters

It can be hard to comprehend the scale of the average company’s data footprint. Not only do firms today have local hard drives and tape backups to contend with, but also mobile devices, memory cards and even virtual environments provided through the cloud. Every bit of that data needs to be managed securely and compliantly – not just in storage and transit, but also at the end of its lifecycle. …Read More

Data security tops the list for data recovery hot topics from 2014 [video]

Looking back on 2014, the trends that impacted the data recovery industry throughout the year were very clear. We received quite a lot of feedback from our engineers about these trends and how they will become prevalent for businesses and individuals in 2015. Data security, business continuity and mobile devices were among the biggest trends impacting the data recovery industry in 2014. The most talked about trend however was how …Read More

Data for Sale: 80% of Second Hand IT Equipment Dealers have it wrong

You’ve got rid of an old disk drive, computer or mobile phone and you thought all your problems related to your old device disappeared like magic. Well, unfortunately not. All this is not as simple as you expected.  Your data might become accessible to unscrupulous third parties and your moment of elation will probably disappear very quickly. We have investigated how the second hand device dealers deal with data management. …Read More