What Is Digital Transformation and How Can It Help Your Business?

‘Digital transformation’ is one of those IT buzzwords that you often hear, but may not completely understand. The reality and impact of digital transformation is more than just a buzzword, however, it’s a process which can help to affect radical business change through the adoption of new technology. It’s also booming business, with IDC research “FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2018 Predictions” projecting that by the end of 2019, “digital transformation spending will reach $1.7 trillion worldwide, a 42 percent increase from 2017.”

So, in our latest article, we ask what exactly is digital transformation, and how can it help your business?


Cloud Data Security: How Secure Is Data Stored in the Cloud?

Cloud data storage is growing ever more popular, and as it grows so do concerns over cloud data security. There is no denying the convenience of storing data in the cloud: it can be accessed from anywhere, and we are still able to access data in the event of computers crashing as well as cutting IT costs and speeding up the operation of computer systems. However, do the benefits of cloud data outweigh the potential compromise of their security? In this article we explore how secure data is when it is stored in the Cloud.


Data Erasure: 3 Ways to Protect Your Data in 2018

Deleted data may be more accessible than you think. Unfortunately, simply dragging a file into the trash folder is not enough to completely erase it from a device, and it would be relatively easy for someone to recover it, which could put your business at risk of a data breach. With the recent implementation of the GDPR, it is more important than ever for your business to avoid falling victim to a data breach, and one of the key reasons for a breach is ineffective and insufficiently secure data erasure methods.

Here are three ways that you can protect your data during the erasure process:


How ITAD Can Help to Prevent a Data Breach

With the recent implementation of the GDPR, the need to prevent a data breach is of the utmost importance, for reputational as well as financial reasons. It is not simply during the time that it is in use that IT equipment can open the potential for a data breach. In fact, it is because of the more relaxed attitude to IT equipment that is no longer in use that data breaches can occur. It is equally important that you approach end of life IT equipment with the same caution that you would your current devices that deal with sensitive data on a daily basis. For this reason, the way in which you approach ITAD is fundamental to the prevention of a data breach, and here is how it can help.


Are Your End-of-Life IT Assets a Data Security Threat?

Data security is a practice that companies both large and small tend to take very seriously in 2018. If companies had neglected data security in the past, the ongoing preparations for the implementation of the GDPR has made all business leaders and owners recognize its importance. Despite this, there is one aspect of data security that is often overlooked – IT asset disposal.

IT asset disposal (ITAD) entails the safe and responsible disposal of end of life IT assets. In many companies end of life assets are kept in storage, sold on or simply recycled. This practice can have serious consequences, as the data contained within these assets can prove to be a significant data security threat, even after the assets themselves have left your company.


5 ITAD Mistakes to Avoid

As your business’ data needs change, so will your requirements for IT equipment. This means that you will need to carefully consider the ways in which you might dispose of your redundant devices and equipment. Not only is it important that you give your ITAD process some thought because of the recent implementation of the GDPR, it is also important in terms of keeping your business and client data as secure as possible, as well as protecting the environment. In order that your ITAD process is as secure as possible, we have devised this list of five critical ITAD mistakes that you should avoid making.


EOL Awarded Coveted Distinction with Honours ADISA Certification

Following our most recent audit, EOL IT Services Ltd are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the highest level of accreditation that the Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA) can offer – a Distinction with Honours.  ADISA, with over 44 UK members, has only awarded this level of certification to a total of four other members and achieving this confirms EOL’s position as being at the very forefront of the IT Asset Disposal and Data Security industry.


Could Storing Data in DNA be Set to Change the World of Data Storage?

Storing Computer Data in DNA

Microsoft and scientists from the University of Washington have made a recent breakthrough in the field of DNA data storage that could transform the way we store data in the future.

Researchers have come up with a new way to encode digital data in DNA, enabling them to create the highest-density large-scale data storage scheme yet invented.

The storage capacity of DNA is astounding, with a single gram of DNA capable of storing 215 petabytes (215 million gigabytes). This means that all the data on the internet could feasibly fit into a container the size of a shoebox, while every bit of data accumulated by humans in history could be stored in a couple of pickup trucks.


GDPR & Data Destruction: What You Need To Know

The implementation of the GDPR is fast approaching, and the new regulation will change the way in which all businesses collect, store and dispose of their data from 25th May 2018. In order to avoid hefty fines and damages to reputation, businesses will need to ensure complete compliance throughout the entire lifespan of any of its data. To help your business ensure GDPR compliance, we have put together a guide of everything you need to know about data destruction under the new GDPR.


The Importance of an IT Asset Disposal Policy

Does your company keep or process the personal data of EU citizens? If so, are you prepared to meet the challenge set by the GDPR when it comes to disposing of end of life data safely and securely?

The first step to ensuring that your data is protected at the end of its life is in establishing a formal policy that outlines specific guidelines in relation to IT asset disposal (ITAD).


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