End of life IT Hardware – 5 Points you should know

Did you know 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed of worldwide every year?

With businesses typically upgrading their IT hardware every 3 years this number is slowly going up. 39D as a responsible provider always ensure any items we collect are disposed of securely and in an enviormentally sustainable way.

Here are our 5 points you should know before you throw your items in the bin

  1. In the UK we produce 24.9kg of e-waste per person. This works out to nearly 25 bags of 1KG sugar. This is statistic is higher than the European Union (EU) average by 10KG
  2. When disposing of computer equipment a hard drive can still be recovered if the device has simply been factory reset.
  3. Some computer equipment can actually be upgraded to give you an extra amount of usage. There are items such as memory / hard drives that can be upgraded.
  4. Modern smartphones can be traded into shops to be resold. This can give you a little bit of cashback on the device.
  5. You can be liable if your items are not disposed of correctly. If an item can be traced back to your business is found dumped by the side of the road you could be subject to a fine.

Why use 39D for your IT disposal

39D where possible aims to extend the life of devices that are close to their end of life. Some devices we are able to upgrade the memory and swap the hard drive to a solid-state drive (SSD) which can help improve the function of a computer. However, if the device has completed its full life cycle we can arrange for it to be disposed of in a secure and safe method. This means your data will be safe even if the device has failed. When items are collected we will give you a certificate of destruction to show it has been disposed of. If we are disposing of the item via one of our partners, this means their business has been verified and we have checked their processes match current EU laws.

Why not give the team a call today on 01279 800 039

Critical Hardware and Business Applications Can Fail

Critical Hardware and Business Applications can Fail

One of the most alarming things about the nature of any company’s IT infrastructure is that a lot of the time you don’t realise there’s a problem until it’s too late. Critical hardware and business applications can fail, and nobody knows anything about it until the damage is already done. Fixing things retroactively is a time-consuming and costly process, and can keep your systems out of action for periods of time when you really should be getting on with the day-to-day running of your business. Spotting these things when they first occur is a vital first step in tackling them and reducing downtime and negative effects on your bottom line.


tech monitoring for small busines

At 39 Degress Services, we offer 24-hour remote network monitoring, meaning we can prevent problems occurring in the first place. Potential hardware issues can be predicted by utilising trend analysis, and we can advise on where investment in upgrades is required.


24 hour offsite tech support

Our customised dashboard is monitored twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, allowing us to keep track of everything from your apps to your network security. We will keep a close eye on your CPU usage, disk space and memory utilisation to make sure that everything is running as well as it possibly can – and that it will continue to do so.


connectivity problems business

The importance of maintaining a regular schedule of backups is well understood, and we will ensure that this is adhered to guaranteeing the safety of your most valuable data, whether you require a daily, weekly or monthly backup. Network connectivity issues can also problematic, and we will monitor your usage, stability and Wi-Fi effectiveness. Monthly performance report emails will keep you abreast of our findings, though of course if any issues arise we will contact you at the time in order to ensure that you don’t lose any productivity due to unnecessary downtime.

We also offer cloud storage solutions, and we can take care of your cyber security as well, while ensuring all your data usage is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation. Contact us today to discuss your IT requirements and we will provide you will the solution.

If your company requires out-sourced IT support contact 39 Degress today by calling 01279 800039 and speak to an expert about your requirements in further detail. Alternatively, fill in our online contact form or visit our website here.