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John Apthorpe John Apthorpe
John Apthorpe, Commercial Director, Iron Mountain

John Apthorpe heads up Iron Mountain’s business services sector in the UK. His primary objective is to lead and drive commercial strategy and business development activities across a range of large corporate organisations and ensure Iron Mountain is the market leader in records and information management.

Prior to joining Iron Mountain in 2005, John was with IT content delivery firm Akamai, where he was responsible for the sale and implementation of cloud based SaaS solutions for customers. With over 20 years experience, John has also held a number of senior roles with IT companies. His experience of working with large corporate clients extends to organisations from all industry sectors, although he has specialised in working with commercial organisations including Iron Mountain’s largest energy clients over the past three years.

John holds an MBA from Henley Management College and a BA (Hons) in business studies.
The Nine Controls You Need to Achieve Information Compliance

In general there are nine universal risk controls recommended for achieving compliance. Some businesses may have to adhere to more strenuous regulations, and different regions may have different laws that need to be considered. But, for the most part, these same controls can be seen across industries. Let’s take a […]


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How to Digitise Legal Records: A Six-step Guide

Recent Iron Mountain research found UK legal firms struggle to manage the volumes of private and sensitive information that flow through their organisation. In 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—an EU-wide legislation affecting how organisations store and retain personal data—will take effect. Its aim is to protect the privacy rights […]


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How healthy are UK law firm’s Data Retention Policies?

Legal firms store a significant volume of critical and confidential records, But in today’s data-driven world, how many of them are doing what it takes to ensure compliance and protect sensitive information? Quick answer—not enough. According to a new Iron Mountain research on professionals within the UK legal sector, document […]


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The war wills of WW1: a unique archive available to search online

Information is valuable. Sometimes the value placed on information is so high that the document or other medium containing it becomes a historic artefact. What value would you place on being given the chance to read the last words ever written by a long-dead relative? Thanks to a unique project […]


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