You have a legal and ethical responsibility to destroy outdated information. Outsourcing your shredding to a shredding and destruction provider saves your company time and money while reducing privacy and non-compliance risks. But how do you find a provider you can trust? Here are several factors to consider: Experience You don’t want a fly-by-night shredding…

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What do you do with your outdated hard drives? Do you stockpile them in a closet or toss them in the trash? Neither option is secure. Data doesn’t just disappear. Unless it’s physically destroyed, data lingers forever, increasing your company’s exposure to identity theft and privacy breach liability. In this blog, we take you behind…

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The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is an international, non-profit trade organization for the shredding and destruction industry. NAID’s mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies. NAID also issues AAA Certification to qualified shredding and destruction providers. In this blog, we discuss what this…

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Given the vast amount of paper records and digital media that build up over time, every organization has excess and obsolete information. Knowing how and when to get rid of it is a challenge. In this blog, we offer nine reasons your business needs an information destruction policy. 1. Regulatory Compliance Healthcare organizations, law firms,…

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Every digital device has a lifespan. But how do you make sure the data stored on your old hard drives and tapes is unrecoverable? Here are four things to know about data destruction: 1. Erased Devices Still Contain Data There’s more to protecting your data than erasing a hard drive or tape. Even after deleting…

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Do you have an office closet, basement, or storage room filled with old and outdated products? Wondering what to do with it all? If so, you’re a prime candidate for a product destruction service. In this blog, we answer several of our customers’ most frequently asked product destruction questions. Q: What is a product destruction…

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Information disposal is crucial to a solid records management program. However, many companies make mistakes when disposing of their documents and data. Here are several mistakes to avoid: 1. Using a Paper Shredder Consider the steps it takes to shred your documents with an office shredder: Remove paperclips, staples, sticky notes, cardstock and file folder…

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You can never be too careful when disposing of confidential information. Internal information destruction plans only offer only a basic level of data security. In this blog, we discuss several benefits of outsourcing your information destruction to a qualified partner: 1. Fraud Prevention Office shredders are limited to dumping the shredded paper in uncontrolled dumpsters…

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Starting an in-house shredding program seems easy enough—just a matter of running to the office supply store and purchasing some paper shredding machines. But this represents a mere fraction of the expenses and risks of in-house shredding. In this blog, we uncover the hidden costs of shredding your documents in-house. Equipment Maintenance Buying an office…

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In an age when we’re surrounded by a vast expanse of information, it pays to know the facts. The realm of document shredding is no exception; even the slightest misconception can lead to a mistake that results in widespread consequences for your business. Here are four common document shredding myths to watch out for: 1.…

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You understand the importance of destroying outdated paper documents and use a shredding service to protect your hard copy records from unauthorized access and theft. But what about the unwanted, old, and obsolete backup tapes and hard drives stuffed into boxes and closets and cluttered on server room shelves? If you’re not destroying them as…

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Outsourcing many business tasks is as easy as picking up the phone, but handing over your document shredding is more complicated. You must make sure your vendor complies with privacy regulations and protects the confidentiality of your information. Here are several factors to consider when choosing a shredding partner: Experience Whether you’re an attorney, doctor,…

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