AMI recently conducted a survey of 137 senior IT decision-makers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, with the aim of gaining an insight into organisations’ approach to disposing of end-of-life IT assets. The results highlight a number of interesting findings, including the fact that a significant number of Irish companies are leaving themselves open to huge GDPR fines.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into force in just over a year’s time, on 25th May 2018. GDPR is one of the most important pieces of legislation to affect companies whose core business involves processing data.
Those found to be non-compliant could face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover, depending on which is greater. With such significant penalties, it’s no surprise that organisations are already working to meet the requirements outlined in the regulation.
We want your insight into how organisations are disposing of their end-of-life IT…
Take our survey (now closed) and you could win a voucher for Ireland’s Blue Book for a weekend away for two in a location of your choosing! The growth in data volumes is accelerating rapidly, and the increasing threat of cyber-crime means that companies are more conscious than ever before of the information security measures that they should have in place to protect their assets.
AMI is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for a top award at the prestigious Tech Excellence Awards 2017. AMI was shortlisted for Vertical Market Specialist of the Year for demonstrating excellence in the area of secure IT retirement.
AMI was assessed by an expert panel of judges on a number of criteria, including its ability to help clients avoid harmful data leaks, its use of innovative and technologically advanced equipment and processes, and its ability to generate a new revenue stream for businesses.
If you’ve been reading our blog for a while now you’ll have learned how AMI minimises the risk of harmful data leaks while also providing organisations with the highest return on their end of life IT assets. However, when it comes to disposing of old IT equipment you’re looking for more than to just get the job done; you want the experience to be a pleasant one too. In this blog, the final in our three-part series on what makes AMI different, we’ll outline how our customer-focused approach is central to providing you with the best service in the industry. Continue reading…
It seems that everyone at the moment is talking about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into force in just over a year; and rightly so with the hefty fines (up to 4% of your annual turnover) that you could suffer if you incur a data breach. With the increasing news stories of companies who have fallen victim to rising data breaches, how can you ensure that you are handling your company’s information correctly? When the time comes to dispose of your retired IT assets, you need to ensure you remain compliant and that you adhere to industry standards.
On the 25th and 26th January, AMI attended the 9th National Data Protection Conference. The event was ran by the Irish Computer Society in collaboration with the Association of Data Protection Officers. This is the largest data protection event in Ireland where the Data Protection community joins together in Dublin for a two-day programme. This year it included informative workshops and presentations from some of Europe’s top data protection professionals.
Following our recent blog, in which we outlined five ways that AMI minimises the risk of harmful data leaks, we’re taking another look at what sets AMI apart from other IT disposal providers.
AMI can create a new revenue stream for your organisation
The 28th January 2017 marks the eleventh annual Data Protection Day. To promote the day and to raise awareness of data protection best practices, Philip McMichael, Managing Director of AMI, was speaking on The Business on RTE Radio 1.
AMI, Ireland’s leading secure IT retirement company, has been appointed by ICT Services to manage the collection and data sanitisation of its customers’ laptops, PCs and other data bearing devices. Many of these devices – including 95% of laptops – are recycled and resold, following complete data sanitisation and refurbishment. The deal is worth €150,000.