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Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Laws are now in place to protect confidential and sensitive information that businesses handle. Companies are now forced to put in place shredding policies to comply with these laws. The decision you face as a business owner is whether to destroy in-house or hire a shredding service. The deciding factors between these choices will more than likely come down to cost. Some business owners feel the reasonable cost of a retail shredding machine outweighs the cost of professional services. However, will it actually save you money to do your own shredding?

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A new individual or company falls victim to identity fraud every two seconds. As such, it is not hard to understand why document destruction is more important than ever for modern businesses. Once upon a time, it was enough to set up a cross-cutting shredder in the break room and feel assured that your company was safe. This simply isn’t the case anymore.

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Saturday, November 28th, 2020

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is a trade association for companies that offer information destruction services. Equipment, product, and service suppliers for destruction companies are also eligible for membership. The organization promotes the information destruction industry and the ethics and standards that its members uphold.

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Wiping out hard drives sounds easy; with one click of the “delete” button, it’s gone. While that does seem simple, it really isn’t the best method of securely getting rid of important data.

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Many businesses begin to think about document purging during the winter, especially around the beginning of a new year. This term refers to shredding large amounts of files and documents. Organizing your files and paperwork should be done throughout the year. It can make deciding what to keep and what to shred easier. Document purging helps to protect your staff, customers and clients, and business safe from criminals and violating the law. Having a plan in place, knowing what to shred, and knowing how to shred can make document purging easier.

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Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Wiping a hard drive refers to the process of erasing data from a computer by overwriting it with binary code. There is a popular myth that you must write over data multiple times to make it unrecoverable. In reality, overwriting a drive once offers the same level of protection as overwriting a drive multiple times. Wiping the hard drive is done in instances like selling a computer or disposing of it. But simply wiping the hard drive isn’t enough protection. Someone who is computer savvy enough can retrieve enough data to access your personal information (or confidential client information).

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

There are many benefits that your business will see if you work with a reputable document destruction company. From scheduled shred days to yearly document purges, these companies can help you save and stay efficient. Before you sign on with a document shredding company, you should be familiar with some questions you can ask them.

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Friday, August 30th, 2019

When you are getting rid of hard drives, you may wonder what the best methods are. Because business hard drives store so much private data, you shouldn’t throw them out whole. Even if you are able to take them apart, they still need to be wiped before being destroyed too. Here are some basics about destroying these devices that can help you protect your business data.

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

It’s the start of a new year and you are likely preparing your business for many things. One thing you should consider is document purging, also known as shredding. This is something every employee can and should partake in, especially if there are documents piled up. There are few ways you can get rid of records and files, including document management and shredding.

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