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

Cybersecurity: Why You Should Outsource IT Cybersecurity

Cybercrime is a threat that is rapidly evolving, with hackers using more advanced tools and techniques to commit crimes. With the introduction of GDPR, it is vital that businesses of all size ensure that the personal data they handle and maintain is protected and that they are compliant with the regulation.

Having just an anti-virus solution in operation is no longer considered sufficient in protecting your business-critical data, which means you should think about outsourcing your IT and cybersecurity to make sure it’s 100% secure.

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There are many benefits to outsourcing your cybersecurity, with the main reason being that you save time and money. The cost spent hiring and training your team on cybersecurity can be expensive and time-consuming, as there are little industry certified experts out there. Cybersecurity Ventures predict that there will be around 3.5 million unfilled positions in the cybersecurity industry by 2021.

With Cyber Security from 39 Degress, you can be confident that you no longer have to worry about looking for a skilled, qualified cybersecurity professional, and that you will have the best protection in place for your business.

If you’re worried about protecting your business-critical assets, leave it with Ghost. We are Cyber Essentials Certified, and can provide a comprehensive range of managed cybersecurity services that will ensure your data is secure and that you comply with the latest data protection regulations.

Our Managed Cyber Security covers everything from cloud email security and anti-virus solutions to network penetration testing and even staff awareness training. Not only will we implement the latest security solution into your business, but we will even help improve the cyber awareness culture throughout your business.

With our staff awareness training program, we will educate your staff on how to be vigilant against cyber threats. We will make sure they know their responsibilities in relation to security and ensure that the correct procedures are in place and are followed at all times.

If you would like to find out how we can maximise your cybersecurity capabilities and fortify your business from the latest threats, get in touch with Ghost today on 01279 800039 or head over to our Managed Cyber Security page to find out more.