Losing a laptop could be much more likely than you think. A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds, according to the research firm Gartner, mostly from bars, public transport, workplaces and conferences. Everyone is losing them; the private sector, public sector, the Government has lost 2,000 devices in the last recorded year – that’s 39 a week! – even the Ministry of Defence has lost over 200 laptops in that time.
That stomach-churning moment
If you, or any of your colleagues, have ever reached for your laptop bag only to find yourself groping at thin air you will understand the shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and, finally, acceptance. However, the pain may be over once you’ve finished your travels through the stages of grief, but the cost is only just beginning.
The cost of your lost laptop
Once you have taken into account downtime, management and support costs plus, of course, replacement of the hardware itself, the average total cost of even one stolen laptop reaches over £35,000. On average, 80% of the cost of losing a laptop or device comes from data breaches. Despite this figure, almost half of companies are failing to put proper controls on how data leaves their workplace. This is particularly concerning when you consider that 40% of data breaches between 2005 and 20015 were caused by lost devices.
Can’t work out your solution? computeIT
computeIT is a device self-service solution which allows you to securely store, charge and issue laptops, and other devices such as iPads, to approved users via a simple-to-use touch screen interface. With its protective steel chassis, computeIT is an extremely secure centralised location to entrust with valuable mobile computing equipment. Individual user bays are the optimum size to store most makes and models of laptop, netbook, PC tablet or iPads and offer a safe charging environment and computeIT is available in a range of volumes and colours to perfectly suit any requirement.
If you want to find out how to improve laptop and device security in your organisation contact D-Tech today on 01394 420007 or click here to get in touch.
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