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As the variety and volume of data generated by businesses continues to grow, efficient back-up and storage is ever more important, as is knowing how to dispose of hardware safely when it reaches the end of its life. Alex Meehan reports

Is there any company in Ireland that depends on technology to do business and doesn’t store at least part of its data in the cloud? At this stage probably not, but the process of uploading data to a cloud provider brings with it one lesser-talked-about consequence – what to do with the hardware your data was stored upon?

If it’s old and doesn’t have any resale value, it’s tempting to just order a skip and...

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