What is Wannacry?

On Friday 12th May 2017, a large cyber-attack using WannaCry ransomware, targeting Microsoft Windows operating systems, was launched.

It has swiftly infected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries (with the ransom payments being requested in bitcoin in more than 28 languages) and Europol have described the attack as “unprecedented in scale”.

The spread of the attack was slowed greatly when a researcher found an effective kill switch and bought companies valuable time to patch their systems, which greatly slowed the speed of new infections.  But what is Ransomware?


EOL Appoints New Commercial Director

EOL is delighted to announce that it has appointed Steve Inglessis as Commercial Director. Steve will bring over 20 years of experience within the IT industry to his new role to develop new products and services that will help organisations protect data and eradicate incidences of data breach when the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force.

Prior to joining EOL, Steve was UK Country Director at Blancco, where he successfully managed the UK sales team in growing the business, whilst also maintaining key accounts within the ITAD industry.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – Our mission.

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Steve Inglessis will help develop new products and services that will help organisations protect data and eradicate incidences of data breach when the General Data Protection Regulations


EOL IT Services appoints ex Blancco Head of Sales as Managing Director

EOL are pleased to announce that they have appointed Daniel Smith as Managing Director. With over 20 years of enterprise experience, Smith has joined EOL IT Services with an objective to ensure the business continues to meet the new requirements imposed upon the IT industry through the arrival of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Formally Global Head of Sales at Blancco, where he continued to drive the business forward during their acquisition by the Regenersis Group into a PLC environment, Smith also served as a Board Member of the newly formed Blancco Technology Group and brings extensive experience of Environmental and Security legislation with him into EOL IT Services.


What should you look for in an ITAD?

The things to consider

Whether you are relocating, refreshing your IT estate or heading to the cloud – you will undoubtedly generate redundant IT hardware and as a result will need to ensure any residing data on that equipment is adequately erased.

When choosing to trust a new partner to manage your IT Assets and Confidential Data, you face a dilemma.  How do you know you’re making the right decision?  What criteria, industry guidance or performance measures do you work from, to ensure your decision is solid?


EOL to feature at Procurex England South at Olympia.

EOL are delighted to announce we will be attending Procurex England South at Olympia, London, on 20 April 2017.

This annual Public Sector Festival of Procurement, featuring the Crown Commercial Showcase, represents a unique opportunity for personnel and organisations actively engaged in the delivery of today’s procurement challenges, across all areas of the public sector.

This must-attend one-day event will provide attendees with an invaluable platform to further develop skills and capabilities that are vital not only to meeting today’s current role objectives, but also to future career progression.


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Finalist recognition for Jan Smith of EOL at “Women in IT Awards”.

Jan Smith, CEO and Founder of EOL IT Services Ltd is a finalist in this years ‘Women in IT Awards’. The Women in IT Awards is the world’s largest event dedicated to tackling the technology industry’s disheartening gender imbalance. The awards therefore showcase the achievements and innovation of women in technology. This consequently helps identify new role models and promotes further dialogue around diversity among industry influencers.


Crossrail chooses EOL for their IT Hardware disposal requirements

EOL IT Services Ltd have today announced that it has been awarded a contract with Crossrail Limited to provide IT hardware disposal services.

Crossrail Limited, established in 2001, is the company delivering the new railway that will be known as the Elizabeth line when it opens through central London in 2018.  The Crossrail project is now 80% complete, and as the project edges closer toward completion in 2018, the number of IT users will decrease until the end of the programme. During this period, life expired and redundant IT hardware will be disposed of securely in accordance with environmental directives and legislation.


End of Life for Windows 2003 Server – What Now for Businesses?

The constant evolution of technology and software is a given, and often happens at a rate that is difficult for most people to keep up with – staying on top of countless new developments can be exhausting! Unfortunately, the development of new software often means that the support for older versions is abandoned. This is the case for Microsoft. The software giant recently launched Windows 10, their newest desktop operating system (OS). Windows 10 is estimated to be on a billion devices within two to three years! This big push toward their new OS means that support for their older server, Windows 2003, will be left lacking.


Huge List of Microsoft Patches for Windows and Office users in November

Software giant, Microsoft have recently released a large number of bug fixes on Patch Tuesday for their Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office users, in time for the big security update.

The company marked six of the updates as ‘critical’ with concern to computer security. Nine of them were considered ‘important’ and the remaining two were considered ‘moderate’.


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