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Laptop/Toughbook amnesty - time for a spring clean!

The end of the 2017/18 Financial Year is approaching and is as good a time as any to have a spring clean!  We are launching a Laptop & Toughbook amnesty and need your help retrieving any idle or surplus devices.

We are making it very easy for you to do.

  1. Identify all surplus or idle laptops or Toughbooks in your work area.

  2. E-mail Joanne Jones, IM&T Project Support, (E: and ask her to log a call with Arden GEM on your behalf.  Joanne will sort the rest - ie the collection of devices.

Why bother?

> Save money - idle devices cost the trust money; whether the device is in use or not we are paying for the licence and SIM

> 'Upcycle' - any mobile device that is still under warranty (ie under three years old) and damaged can be swapped out for a new device for little or no extra cost to the trust. 

> Protectidle or unused devices are not up to date with their security patches and pose a risk to the Cyber security of the trust if used.  

Leaders - please note:
If you have staff on Long Term Sick leave or Maternity Leave you need to follow the process outlined below.  Please remember if devices are inactive on the network they will not be Cyber secure.

You can find out more information here: