There are plenty of factors to consider when dealing with your business’ IT asset disposal (ITAD) needs. Since the implementation of the GDPR, the pressure for businesses to get ITAD right is stronger than ever. While you should understand the ins and out of ITAD to ensure you’re taking the right approach, there are five key things you should know about IT asset disposal.
It’s important to get ITAD right, whatever the size and nature of your business, and the scale of your ITAD needs. Whether you’re disposing of IT equipment on a monthly or annual basis, it’s vital that you take the correct steps to protect your business data. Of course, business owners are aware of this, but with so much information about ITAD best practices online, it can be difficult to know what information to trust. Thankfully we’ve busted some of the biggest ITAD myths to help you get it right the first time.
IT asset disposal is an indispensable service that enables businesses to securely dispose of their end of life IT assets, without compromising any of the data held within the assets. There are companies that will offer this service for free, but in choosing a cheaper option, you often run the risk of accepting a poor quality service.
When it comes to handling the data of your clients and customers, price should be a secondary consideration in comparison to the importance of ensuring that your assets are handled securely, and that your data is deleted or destroyed in line with all relevant industry regulations.
With the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, there has been much talk in the business community about protecting against a data breach, and the dire financial and reputational consequences facing a business who fails to do so.
With this heightened interest and anxiety around data breaches, now is the time to ensure that your company data is as secure as it can possibly be throughout its lifespan. In our latest article, we explain the steps you can take to protect your business from a data breach.
It’s only natural that as your business grows and changes so will your IT needs, but it’s important that you deal with your redundant IT equipment effectively. Not only is this important for the sake of GDPR compliance, it’s also vital to protect your business data. While it is technically possible to deal with your ITAD needs in-house, there are undeniable benefits to hiring a professional ITAD company. But what exactly are the benefits of hiring an ITAD partner? Let’s take a look.
Not only is it important to take data security seriously for the sake of compliance with the GDPR, it’s also important for the sake of protecting your business from potential hacks and cyber attacks. There are many ways in which you can ensure data security, from secure passwords to data encryption. However, the importance of IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) to data security is often overlooked. In this article we take a look at the importance of ITAD to data security.
IT asset disposal does not come for free, but improperly disposing of your company’s outdated IT assets can cost your business its reputation, as well as the astronomical fines which can now be imposed under the GDPR.
If data bearing devices are re-sold, recycled, or simply kept in storage without first being sanitised to a professional standard, your business is at serious risk of suffering a costly data breach.
In our latest article, we explain how IT asset disposal can help to protect your company data.
With the recent implementation of the GDPR, business owners and managers have heard plenty about data security, and the potential financial penalties of a data breach. For many business owners, a data breach is unthinkable, but according to a 2017 government report, almost half of all UK business suffered some form of breach in the preceding year.
Would you know what steps to take if the worst should happen? Read on, to learn what to do if your company falls victim to a data breach.
Ensure Regulatory Compliance
The first thing you should do after learning that your organisation has suffered a data breach is to refer to the ICO’s GDPR guidelines.
Scary news stories about massive data breaches and even bigger fines seem to be more and more common these days, with Dixons Carphone the latest big business to fall victim, in a breach which involved 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. The financial and reputational implications are likely to be significant for Dixons, despite the fact that the breach happened before the implementation of the GDPR, which promises huge fines for data breaches such as these.
So, what are the potential costs faced by businesses such as Dixons who suffer a data breach in 2018? We take a look at the direct and indirect costs in our latest article.
Many businesses believe that they can deal with their IT asset disposal needs alone and, while this may be true for some companies, it’s a risky move for most. Not only is it important to protect your business data– including sensitive client data– while your devices are in use, it’s also vital to take steps to safeguard this data when devices are no longer in use, whether you decide to reuse, recycle or dispose of your IT equipment.