E-Waste’s Threat Is Increasing

The World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of the world’s wealthiest elite in Davos, that ran from the 22nd to the 25th of January, saw a prominent theme of concern over climate change, the environment, and of the impact of … Read More

Government Spends Over £440,000 on New IT

The Department for Education has splashed out on 500 Microsoft Surface devices at a cost of almost half a million pounds. The deal, which was awarded on the 19th of February, equates to a total cost-per-unit of £887, which were … Read More

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7 Objections to Buying Refurbished IT

We often meet businesses who are reluctant to make the switch to refurbished laptops and PCs. There are a number of reasons for this but most are due to poor experiences in the past. That’s why we thought it was … Read More

UK Worst in Europe for E-Waste Exports

The United Kingdom has been found to be the worst European country for illegally disposing of electronic waste. The findings showed that UK e-waste shipments went from council recycling facilities within the country to Nigeria, Tanzania and Pakistan for waste … Read More

$7.4m Fine For Supermarket Chain After E-Waste Errors

After having to pay a $22.5 million settlement in 2011 for improper e-waste disposal, US-based supermarket chain Target have had to pay a further $7.4 million for unsuitable disposal methods for handling e-waste. Between 2012 and 2016, Target reportedly discarded … Read More

Google Fined Over GDPR

Search engine giant Google has been fined €50 million by CNIL. CNIL is France’s data protection regulator, their fine of Google in response to the digital company’s failure to comply with the GDPR. Although a record fine and one of the … Read More

Tier 1 Supports Oldham Foodbank

Oldham Foodbank provides emergency food to people in crisis throughout the Oldham area. The foodbank opened in 2012 and provided 7435 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis in 2018. With 1 in 5 people living below the poverty … Read More

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Why You Should Refresh Your IT in 2019

More often than not, small businesses wait until a device fails before replacing it. But is there a case for replacing IT equipment before it reaches its end of life? In this article, we take a look at why you … Read More

5 Top Data Security Issues in Business

Data security is a major concern for every business. Data breaches are increasingly common, with 945 data breaches and an astonishing 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018 alone. However, there are steps you … Read More

3 Risks of Improper IT Disposal

IT disposal holds many risks when it’s not done by professionals, especially for businesses found to be using improper means to dispose of their end-of-life IT assets. What Is Improper IT Disposal? One common issue with improper IT disposal involves … Read More