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Innovative Fujitsu EraseDisk Functionality Enables Carefree Recycling of PCs, Notebooks and Workstations


Patent-pending EraseDisk saves costs, encourages recycling and ensures data security

Munich - Fujitsu today announces the addition of EraseDisk functionality in selected ESPRIMO PCs, LIFEBOOK notebooks and CELSIUS workstation models, allowing the easy, permanent deletion of data from hard disk drives without needing to boot the operating system. For companies with strict compliance regulations that want to recycle or sell old PCs, Fujitsu’s unique EraseDisk functionality provides cost-savings, security and environmental benefits with easy and secure data deletion.

According to the United Nations Environment Program, up to 50 million metric tons of electronic waste is accumulated around the world every year, much of which comes from discarded PCs¹. Fujitsu’s EraseDisk supports the Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), allowing PCs and workstations to be recycled for a second life. With EraseDisk, companies can confirm that all data on the machines has been permanently deleted before the PCs go to new owners.

Many organizations don’t appropriately delete data from old systems in a secure way; if data is not permanently erased, it may be possible to retrieve sensitive information from old equipment – a risk that companies simply cannot afford. Fujitsu’s EraseDisk function ensures compliance, providing a verification report for proof of data deletion in case of audits. Deletion reports can be saved on a USB device to protect companies against data fraud.

Prior to Fujitsu’s EraseDisk, it was often costly and time consuming for companies to permanently remove data from old PCs. Fujitsu’s EraseDisk eliminates the need for third-party service companies. Organizations can choose whether the user or administrator should perform data deletion, which is completed in one easy step after going through confirmation steps. For security, the EraseDisk function can be protected so that only the administrator can perform deletion. Once the process is complete, companies can donate or resell old equipment instead of sending it to landfill, since they can be confident that all data has been destroyed.

Dieter Heiss, Head of Workplace Systems at Fujitsu Technology Solutions says: “In designing our workplace systems, Fujitsu considers ways to increase efficiency and environmental benefits throughout the entire product lifecycle. The new EraseDisk functionality makes it easy and secure for companies to recycle old PCs, as well as providing the compliance measures necessary in many industries.”

EraseDisk is available now across the CEMEA&I (Continental Europe, Middle East, Africa & India) region in selected LIFEBOOK, ESPRIMO and CELSIUS models, including models in the new Fujitsu proGREEN selection.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure as a Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see:

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