Compliance

  • 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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  • Checklist for Schools: Equipment Recycling & Resale

    Tips for Retiring, Recycling and Reselling School Computer Equipment Schools of all sizes must find a responsible and secure solution when it’s time to replace outdated computers or IT equipment. But this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on getting money back from your used equipment. When liquidators and brokers come calling, it’s hard […]

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  • Hard Disk Wiping: What’s the Magic Overwriting Standard?

    Getting rid of old hard drives without proper precautions is a big “No-No”, particularly for businesses in South Dakota and North Dakota. Data must be erased before devices can be given away to employees, be donated to charitable organizations, or be resold for reuse.  This is why many businesses rely on certified ITAD providers to […]

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  • Audit Your Vendor this Earth Day

    This Earth Day, we wanted to take a moment to share with businesses in South Dakota and North Dakota the importance of proper reuse and recycling of computer equipment, not only for environmental responsibility, but also for data security and value recovery. When looking for an electronics recycling partner, not just anyone will do. There […]

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  • How and Why You Need to Optimize Your IT Asset Recovery

    Among business owners, there seems to be a consensus that physical destruction of hard drives and devices that contain data is the best and only way to protect a company and its customers, as well as comply with the vast array of privacy laws and industry regulations concerning consumer data.  However, this isn’t exactly true. […]

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  • Your Point of Sale Systems Do Have Hard Drives

    When it comes to the point of sale (POS) systems in your retail store, you’re likely more concerned about placement for optimal layout and flow than you are about what data devices may hold.  As long as you can scan barcodes or otherwise enter purchases, take cash or credit payments, and print receipts, you might […]

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  • Data Destruction: Why Chain of Custody is So Important

    With the advent of digital data, storing information has become much more convenient.  However, there seems to be a common misconception that digital storage is boundless, and this is hardly the case.  Unless you want to find yourself paying ever more to store outdated, irrelevant, or redundant data, you’ll quickly see why data destruction is […]

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  • Medical Record Destruction is Mandated by HIPAA

    All kinds of businesses are required to maintain patient medical records.  However, these businesses are also required to dispose of those records in keeping with not only consumer privacy laws, but also the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, which has provision specifically associated with the privacy and protection of medical records and identifiable health […]

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  • Business E-Waste Requirements, Risks and Legislation

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several decades, you’re no doubt fully aware of the fact that you can’t chuck old computers or other electronics in the trash.  These items should not only be recycled to recover valuable metals that can be repurposed, but they also contain a variety of toxic […]

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