We rely on devices such as computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones to keep us connected. While our personal and professional lives would be unfathomable without these modern communication and productivity tools, they also come with a few drawbacks. All IT devices store data and this data can often be of a personal and/or confidential nature. In addition, many electronic devices also contain substances that can be harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly.
Disposing of decommissioned IT assets can prove to be a particular challenge because the data that the devices contain needs to be destroyed before the devices themselves can be recycled in an environmentally friendly way. As we move more and more towards a fully digital world, the number of devices being used increases, which in turn increases the amount of data that is collected.
Companies need to ensure that this data is destroyed in a secure manner if they are to remain compliant with data protection regulations. At Wisetek, we offer state-of-the-art data destruction services, and we have extensive know-how when it comes to maximising the financial potential of retired assets.