August has arrived and with it the big summer getaway, an opportunity for clients and suppliers to take some well-deserved time off. Which means you may experience a bit of a lull in business. So if you find you have some extra time on your hands, make the most of it. What an opportunity to sort out your IT.
This is a great chance to get rid of all the old, outdated IT items sitting unused on desks or in cupboards, taking up vital space. What’s more, you can do it responsibly, not only ensuring that it doesn’t simply end up in landfill, but also that your data won’t end up in the wrong hands.
Below are a just a few reasons why you should sort out your IT this summer.
As we’ve mentioned, unused IT equipment takes up valuable office space. So clear it out, make room for more productive purposes – additional workstations or even a meeting space. What an opportunity to really improve workspace efficiency.
Look After the Environment
In our throwaway society, tech devices soon become obsolete. Computers, laptops, mobiles, hard drives, monitors and printers (to name just a few) lie unused and the last thing we want is for them to end up in landfill.
It’s vital that you dispose of them responsibly, to ensure that no toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium or mercury leach into the soil and water supply. It also means that any recyclable materials can be removed and reused.
What’s more, it means we don’t need to continually mine materials from the earth, meaning we can help to conserve the earth’s natural resources. Nor do we need to produce the plastics, thereby cutting back on emissions from factories. It’s simple, by recycling your electronic devices, these valuable materials can be used again with no adverse cost to the environment.
Keeping unused IT equipment can pose security risks, especially if sensitive data is stored on those devices. Using a company such as Asset Disposal to recycle your unwanted IT equipment means that you can be sure your data won’t end up in the wrong hands. What’s more, you can sleep soundly knowing that you are GDPR compliant.
Upgrade Your Technology
By removing your outdated IT equipment, you’ll have a much clearer ideas of where newer, more efficient technology can be implemented, thereby enhancing productivity and workflow.
Boost Employee Morale
It’s no secret that a clutter-free, organised workplace can have a positive impact on employee morale, and therefore productivity. So dig out the old, unused tech and create a more pleasant work environment.
These are just a few benefits if you do decide to sort out your IT this summer. And by using Asset Disposal, you can be sure that your equipment will be disposed of responsibly, your data will be secure and, subject to the number of items you have, the service may even be free.
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