Gone are the days where we can simply throw our old machines away without a care, the introduction of the WEEE directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) aims to deliver a more sustainable approach to managing electrical and electronic waste, by increasing the volume of material recycled and reducing the amount sent to landfill. In essence this enforces the recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment at the end of its life.
The 1998 Data Protection Act makes it a legal requirement to adopt appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access, alteration or accidental loss or destruction of personal data. Under the 1998 Data Protection Act, failure to remove personal data from a computer’s hard drive may result in Crown Court prosecution and unlimited fines, to include personal compensation claims. Many of our clients are very responsible and rightly concerned about the disposal of their existing hardware, and because of this Ramtec Consultants have developed a waste disposal and recycling scheme.
Supprt for Windows XP and Office 2003 ended 8th April 2014 see Microsofts offical page here . Please Make sure you upgrade NOW to protect your IT investment. Ramtec will be happy to assist you in this process.
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