News & Updates

  • Protecting Sensitive Data when Using Mobile Devices

    Mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops have added incredible convenience for businesses, allowing for ongoing operations even when employees travel or work remotely.  With non-stop connectivity, international operations are made easier, and instant communication greases the wheels of industry. Of course, the implementation of new technologies is not without drawbacks, and when it comes […]

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  • What Kinds of IT Assets Can You Remarket?

    When it comes to IT asset disposition (ITAD), it is imperative that North Dakota and South Dakota businesses understand consumer privacy laws governing the proper disposal of equipment and devices, as well as any industry regulations (HIPAA, FACTA, GLBA, etc.) that may apply.  Your business has an obligation to protect the sensitive, personal data consumers […]

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  • What Happens when Electronics are Not Recycled Properly

    Upgrading to new IT equipment and devices is an expensive and difficult process for many North Dakota businesses, but it is necessary to remain competitive and ensure efficiency and productivity in the workplace.  Unfortunately, the problems don’t begin and end with purchasing and integrating new equipment. Businesses also have to figure out what to do […]

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  • Shocking Facts You Should Know about E-Waste

    It should come as no surprise that our society operates on a disposable mentality.  Consumerism demands that we shed the old in order to make way for the new.  The problem, of course, is what to do with the old stuff when we don’t want or need it any more. Over the last few decades, […]

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  • Why Data Sanitization is Important at Every Stage of the Data Life Cycle

    It seems like data breaches have become a daily occurrence, with only the largest breaches even making headlines anymore.  Unless a breach hits Sony, Target, Capital One, or a government agency, chances are it’s not even newsworthy. This is troubling for businesses large and small, because it shows just how difficult it can be to […]

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  • An Eco-Friendly Future for IT Asset Disposal

    When South Dakota businesses update their IT infrastructure with new equipment and devices, their biggest concern is likely finding the solutions that best meet their current and predicted future needs, followed closely by ensuring cost-effective solutions that fit their budget.  However, as a responsible business owner, you also have to consider the best way to […]

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  • How is Hard Drive Destruction Different from Other Disposal Methods?

    Disposal of digital data has become a hot topic over the last couple of decades as South Dakota businesses have migrated to digital storage.  It remains a topic of conversation for the simple fact that technology continues to advance, creating new opportunities for hackers to steal confidential data.  In addition, people persist in believing that […]

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  • How Physical Destruction of IT Assets Can Leave Government Data Vulnerable

    As with many business types, government entities deal with different levels of data, and even different levels of confidentiality.  In some cases, data is perfectly harmless, but even if it doesn’t rise to the level of national security or consumer privacy, you don’t necessarily want it falling into the wrong hands. This is why government […]

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  • What Should You Do with a Physically Damaged Hard Drive?

    Hard drives continue to improve, increasing data capacity even as they stay the same size or get smaller.  It wasn’t that long ago that a terabyte of storage was the size of a server.  Now you can get the same storage capacity in a thumb drive.  That said, these IT devices are not immune to […]

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