5 Surprising Benefits of an On-Site Shredding Service

Jan 6, 2022

When your company handles sensitive information, you know all about the importance of correctly disposing of material like papers and hard drives. If you fail to handle disposal correctly, you put your company and clients at risk of data theft.

Using an on-site data shredding service makes data disposal easy and convenient. But you might not know about these additional five surprising benefits to on-site data destruction.

1. Attract More Business

Clients care about security. Your ability to protect the data in your hands is of huge importance to your company’s reputation and financial success.

On-site shredding is an additional security wall, and clients take note of this. Some companies will only entrust their sensitive information when they know you’ll do the job of disposing of it on-site and under supervision because of the additional risks when sensitive information is transported to new locations.

2. Save Time and Resources

You probably don’t spend time and resources hiring the best employees only to have them spend hours turning paper into ribbons. Yet when your business requires this service, someone has to do the job.

When you hire professionals to handle data destruction, you free up your employees’ time so they can get back to work doing what you pay them to do – and you know that a crucial step in data security is handled by trained and certified professionals.

3. Environmental Impact

Every day, landfills fill up more. When your company creates a high volume of waste, you have a corporate responsibility to choose whether you contribute to overburdened landfills or recycle instead.

Opting for a environmentally-minded shredding service with a no-landfill policy  for electronics solves the conflict for you. You gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing your company is doing its part to help the environment without compromising on data security.

4. Tidy Workspace

Rows of file cabinets, piles of unnecessary paper, storage closets dedicated to data awaiting destruction…  There’s no easy way to deal with sensitive data that has served its purpose.

When you use an on-site shredding service, you free up space used by files and hard drives awaiting destruction. Sometimes these can sit for a while before an employee gets around to handling them. Other times, files end up consuming a large amount of filing cabinet space long past the point they’re needed.

On-site shredding ensures that the only items taking up space are the ones you need. A tidy and organized office is a productive office.

5. Security

Security is worth reiterating because it’s the number-one benefit of on-site shredding. You may think of shredding as an extra step in the garbage disposal process. It’s not.

Instead, on-site shredding is a professional service offering an extra level of security for both your company and your clients. A data breach can have far-reaching consequences, including a high financial cost and even the risk of lawsuits.

Secure On-Site Shredding with SEAM

An on-site shredding service guarantees your data is protected. When you protect your data, you protect your business.

SEAM provides secure and certified data destruction, electronics recycling, and value recovery of technology equipment services. Based in Sioux Falls, SD, SEAM provides professional on-site shredding services in South Dakota and North Dakota. Contact us today for a quote on handling your company’s secure data disposal needs.

SEAM provides IT recycling and data destruction services including onsite shredding and hard drive wiping to South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

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