Don’t put confidential information at risk

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Your working life is always busy. How often have you looked at the clock and realised it’s nearly time to head for home but you haven’t achieved any of what you intended when the day began? We endlessly search for ways to save time and be more efficient. However, quite often what seems like a solution for saving time can simply just come back to cost you more time and resource in the long run. And, if you’re compromising on tasks that could put other areas of your business at risk, it not just be time that you’re wasting.

Many organisations still don’t realise the importance of ensuring that sensitive data and obsolete hardware is disposed of safely and securely. Wastepaper bins are still present in most offices and whilst they will always serve a purpose they shouldn’t be seen as an easy route for disposing of company information. Businesses can actually be fined up to £500,000 for not disposing of sensitive data effectively, and that figure doesn’t include any subsequent loss of business through lost confidence or any legal battles that may ensue as a result.

There are many areas in business where a seemingly effective time saving hack can just turn into costing you precious moments in the long run. Emails always seem like a quick option of communicating with someone but in truth there’s nothing faster than just picking up the phone. You also ensure that the right message gets across first time too! Online shopping always seems like a good idea too, until the delivery arrives and it’s missing that vital ingredient you need to make the dish you’re preparing. Then it’s hop in the car and head off back to the store to pick up what they should have delivered in the first place.

Similarly, if your business is concerned about making sure that the destruction of data and hardware is done properly why not consider consulting a professional provider to cater for your needs? It ultimately saves time and resources and ensure that the job gets done efficiently and in line with regulations. It’s certainly one way in which you can commit more time to business rather than perennially seeking to solutions to a growing problem.

To that end, Recycle IT 4 U offer a wide ranging servicing encompassing secure hardware and data disposal.

RecycleIT4U offer a fast, efficient and friendly service to help recycle your unwanted electrical goods with a simple automated collection system.
To book a collection you can either use our online form or you can speak to us direct during our normal office hours. Our collection booking telephone number is 01952 580814.

We will collect redundant PCs, laptops, monitors, servers, network products, printers, EPOS, Scanners, UPS, cabling, AV equipment, projectors, telephones, mobiles and fax machines using our own vehicles at an agreed date and time.

An official WEEE disposal certificate will be issued, quoting serial number, asset tag and 
description of all the items collected.

Hazardous waste notes will be issued for redundant equipment such as monitors and batteries that contain hazardous materials.

We can also ensure secure data destruction. The security of unwanted data held on file by way of magnetic media, computer hard drives, 
backup tapes, CD’s or floppy drives is controlled by the Data Protection Act 1998. All data bearing devices are dealt with by Recycle IT 4U in one of two ways:-

▪                Physical shredding

▪                Electronic wiping of DATA (only applicable if approved by you the customer)

Data held on hard drives is removed or eradicated using approved software and hardware in accordance with internationally recognised standards.

We also pride ourselves in refurbishing, reusing and recycling for spares and repairs as much as possible, so equipment can have a second lease of life.

Any equipment not suitable for our refurbishment programme or spares, is separated and then sent in bulk to our Strategic Partner, the world’s largest waste management company for further recycling and separation into glass, metal and plastics and reintroduced into the manufacturing chain as raw materials.