The New Remote Data Wiping Service 28 Oct 2020
Here at Global EMEA, we provide dedicated services to corporate clients in asset management, managed IT services, as well as end-of-life data deletion. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to adapt our services to comply with the Government’s recommended home-working practices. That is why we are excited to introduce our remote data wiping solution.
The global COVID-19 outbreak has forced Public Sector organisations and corporate business to reassess their employees’ working environment; from how their staff move around the office space to customer and colleague interaction, not forgetting how this affects the management and servicing of their devices.
The current situation has encouraged more and more organisations to look towards remote working to enable their employees to carry on working safely. A recent report has found that, in April this year, nearly half of people in employment carried out some of their work from home, with 86% of these people stating they worked from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Whilst making the switch to remote working, these companies have brought to light a unique set of challenges. Issues have been raised regarding GDPR and data security, due to work devices needing to be distributed amongst their employees. It is now paramount that organisations have access to a service that can offer protection and management of their IT security remotely, protecting all the data and information stored on these devices. And, this is especially important when a company is ready to retire one of these distributed devices.
That is why, at Global EMEA, we are introducing our unique remote data wiping service; allowing corporate clients to take advantage of home-working with the confidence that they are not compromising their compliance with GDPR data security.
Remote Data Wiping Service
With remote working practices, our services have had to quickly adapt to the new challenge of our client’s IT estate being spread across several employees’ home addresses. When implementing our data deletion services, there was a number of options available; but, these all came with their own risks and disadvantages.
Sending Out Engineers
Some service providers may offer to send an engineer out to your employees home address. Not only is this a costly option; but, it also puts pressure on your employee to welcome a non-family member into their home, putting your member of staff and their family at unnecessary risk to the virus.
Additionally, it is difficult to guarantee the arrival of an engineer will fit in with your employees’ schedules. Engineers’ timings are heavily dependant on the number of appointments, and whether any unforeseen issues crop up. By sending out a professional, your employee could end up wasting valuable working hours.
Traditional Courier Service
Using a traditional courier service may, at first, present itself as another option; however, for a courier to collect all the devices from each employees’ homes, to securely transport them to a central location is an extremely costly method. Especially if only a handful of devices require data deletion.
A courier service can also work out as a lengthy operation. As the courier will most likely be transporting hardware containing personal data, there will be a specified collection time which may not be convenient for each of your employees. There will also be an element of risk involved with this service, as it is heavily dependant on the passing of handsets between multiple people before the wipe can be carried out.
And, it is unrealistic to expect your members of staff to transport the devices themselves, as these items can be heavy and awkward to transport. Besides, after being asked to work from home for their safety, expecting them to make a specific trip make into the office can seem contradictory. Offering a remote data wiping service is, therefore, crucial.
The Remote Data Wiping Solution
It soon becomes apparent that a remote data wiping service was by far the safest option for everyone involved.
By using Global EMEA’s remote data wiping solution, we can take the corporate headache out of the management of your IT security. Our WipeDrive software is a cost-effective solution that allows your employees to eradicate all data from their device using HMG approved software.
WipeDrive is the solution to your remote data wiping problem. By using military-grade wiping technology, WipeDrive 9 ensures your data is erased and completely unrecoverable. Your organisation can have 100% confidence in the wipe as the software can overwrite your data using the Department of Defence (DOD) approved wipe patterns.
As the market leader in secure data destruction, WipeDrive software is not limited to the deletion of data from computers. Your company can also use this system to wipe company-owned mobile devices, hard drives and removable devices.
WipeDrive is, therefore, the socially responsible way of recycling and retiring a computer or a mobile device.
WipeDrive is one of the world’s most highly-certified hard drive wiping software, providing your company with surety when it comes to the deletion of the data on your storage drive including data, programs, and the operating system.
The WipeDrive is a great way to keep the value in your company’s devices by confidently removing data in line with data security. During these unprecedented times, WipeDrive can help your company to save money without compromising on your IT security.
For the latest edition of WipeDrive 9, contact one of our sales representatives directly on 0345 340 3105 or request a trial on our website today. And, if you ever need any help getting your wipe underway with WipeDrive, our team is always on standby to offer your employees all the assistance they could need.