Melbourne-based IT services company Interactive has announced its successful acquisition of Erase IT, a data cleansing and asset disposal services provider.
Interactive CEO Mal McHutchison says, “Companies of all sizes have growing responsibility to ensure their data is effectively and efficiently deleted from devices that have reached the end of their useful lives.
“Adding the capability provided by Erase IT to our already substantial hardware maintenance capabilities ensures our customers need only deal with a single supplier for their critical infrastructure support and decommissioning and destruction requirements”.
Erase IT provide IT asset (including hardware and equipment) disposal and recycling for over 650 customers across Australia, which also involves securely erasing data that might be left-over.
The company provides its client's data erasure that meets US Department of Defence and NATO standards ensuring there is no risk of an accidental data breach.
Erase IT general manager Christopher Atamian says his company is delighted to formally joining Interactive.
“As customers across Australia develop their responses to the new Mandatory Data Breach reporting, it is critical that they consider the decommissioning and destruction of hardware as part of their plans,” Atamian says.
“The capability we bring to the Interactive hardware maintenance portfolio enables clients to incorporate secure and environmentally safe destruction of obsolete or redundant hardware in their maintenance plans”.
All Erase IT staff will join Interactive as part of the acquisition and Erase IT will continue to maintain its specialised premises in Melbourne.
Interactive offers multi-vendor hardware maintenance, cloud and managed services and data centre and business continuity services from sites across Australia.
The company has a total of 7 offices in all Australian states and Territories (except Tasmania and the Northern Territory), as well as an Auckland-based New Zealand office.