4 More Questions to Ask Your ITAD Supplier

The impending implementation of the GDPR means that there is more pressure than ever to ensure the safe and effective disposal of all your redundant IT equipment. For this reason, it is important that you choose the correct supplier for your ITAD (IT Asset Disposal) needs. At EOL, we understand that making this choice can be difficult, which is why we have put together these four further questions, in addition to the four we asked in September 2017, that you should ask a potential ITAD supplier.

What is your resale/ recycle policy?


5 Tips to Dispose of Your IT Assets Securely

With the impending implementation of the GDPR, which will come into place on 25th May, there is more pressure than ever on businesses to handle their data effectively – even when you no longer require certain data. This means that you also need to take extra care when it comes to disposing of your IT assets – an area where data security can get overlooked. In order to ensure your compliance with the GDPR, and peace of mind that your data is secure, we cover 5 tips to help you dispose of your IT assets securely.


The Importance of Data Destruction in the Protection of Your Business Assets

When the time comes to upgrade your computer hardware, or to relocate to new business premises, you are likely to be left with a number of unwanted computer assets. While the temptation may be to store these in a dark room somewhere, or to sell them quickly en masse, you should take care to protect assets which still contain large quantities of sensitive business data. Simply formatting the hard drive of a data-bearing asset, such as a PC or a Mac, is insufficient to ensure that data is eradicated completely. To protect your business from any costly and highly damaging data breaches, it is often necessary to engage a third party to carry out data destruction services in order to ensure that your data remains secure and that your business is protected.


Is Your IT Asset Disposal Provider Fully Accredited?

When the time comes to upgrade your IT equipment, or to relocate to new business premises, one of the biggest challenges you face is finding an ITAD partner you can trust. Your ITAD vendor will be responsible for the collection, auditing and recycling or destruction of sensitive data bearing assets, the mishandling of which could result in serious financial and reputational repercussions for your company.

How do you know which potential ITAD partners to trust, and which to avoid? Industry accreditations and certifications are a great way of evaluating the experience and competency of an ITAD vendor, and can help you to avoid unlicensed operators who could place your data, and your company, at risk.


EOL confirmed as NCSC Assured Service Provider

EOL IT Services are delighted to announce that we are now CAS-S certified (under the NCSC Assured Sanitisation Service), as an approved service provider.

CAS(S) provides assurance that a sanitisation service conforms to the relevant HMG IA policy and guidance and confirms EOL’s capabilities include offering the highest level of secure data sanitisation.  Our expert data destruction team are now qualified to destroy data up to the Government’s “Secret” level.

EOL have also been assessed by and met the CPNI standard for secure onsite destruction services of sensitive data bearing media and are included in the CPNI’s Catalogue of Security Equipment. Under this certification, EOL continue to provide both fixed and mobile location data sanitisation services which include erasure, shredding and degaussing to the level of “Secret”.


What to do before Selling Your IT Assets

Whether you are upgrading your IT equipment or downsizing the amount of equipment you use in favour of the cloud, selling your unwanted IT assets is a great way to mitigate the cost of upgrading. However, in order to ensure the security of your business data, it is important that you have effectively prepared your assets for resale. Whatever the device you are selling, and whatever data it stored, it is vital that you take steps to protect it from recovery from the next owner.

Determine Which Assets are Suitable for Resale


ITAD for the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry is unique in the sheer volume of sensitive data which it generates and processes on a daily basis, all of which is managed on a vast network of IT devices – but what happens when the hardware on which this data is stored needs refreshing, and reaches the end of its lifespan?

What is ITAD?

The process of disposing of end of life IT assets is know as IT asset disposal, or ITAD for short. IT asset disposal, is a complex, specialist process, and often requires the assistance of a dedicated ITAD vendor to ensure your assets are disposed of safely and securely.


The Importance of the Chain of Custody in ITAD

With the upcoming introduction of far reaching regulations, such as the GDPR, data security is a topic on every business owner’s mind in 2018. Ensuring the security of your data while it is active is one of the greatest issues faced by businesses on a day to day basis, but what happens when that data reaches the end of its life, and the time comes to dispose of it? This is often the most vulnerable stage for data, particularly when it is stored or transferred from one place to another.


3 Steps to Successful Data Governance

Data governance, in its most simple form, is simply the management of your data, covering the usability, availability, integrity and security of your data. As data volumes grow, and data regulations become more stringent, the importance of having a successful data governance strategy becomes more apparent. Establishing a watertight data governance strategy is not simply about ticking a corporate box, it is a vital part of keeping your business and client data safe. Here are three steps your business might take to achieve successful data governance.


ITAD for the Financial Industry

Organisations that operate within the financial industry deal with highly sensitive data on a regular basis. It is important that this sensitive data, and the equipment it is stored on are properly protected throughout the entirety of its lifespan, and properly disposed of at the end of its life. In this blog, we cover ITAD best practises for organisations within the financial industry.


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