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Disposal of electronic waste – The practicalities and the law

You may not realise it, but when electronic equipment comes to the end of it’s life, there are local laws which govern how it must be disposed of. Modern electronics contain a mix of elements, many of which are environmentally damaging which means that, should they disposed of in normal waste, can pose a severe pollution risk. In Europe this disposal is covered by the Waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive. In addition to the environmental impact, many pieces…

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Black Friday offer – Free mailbox backup with Office 365 subscriptions

When buying an Office 365 subscription, many people forget that the service doesn’t include full data backup. So, rather than letting our customers get caught out, we are offering a 1GB email backup service to all Office 365 business subscriptions (which include Exchange Online) for as long as you remain a customer. Qualifying products include: Office 365 Business Essentials – £4.50 per user per month (monthly commitment) Office 365 Business Premium – £11.30 per user per month (monthly commitment) Exchange…

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How to avoid cyber-security incidents

IXCG deals with a large number of malware, virus and cybersecurity incidents every year and, in 90% of cases, a lack of basic planning means that a minor outbreak becomes a major, and very expensive, incident. With prevention costing roughly 5-10% of the cost of an incident, why are so many businesses getting it so wrong? The most common factors with incidents are that the affected organisations either believed that they wouldn’t be a target, or that someone else in…

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