Compliance

  • The End of Windows 10: Time for a Hardware Refresh

    Windows 11 has arrived, with Microsoft ending support for Windows 10 on October 14th, 2025. Microsoft has already began rolling out Windows 11, prioritizing PCs based on how old they are.  All compatible machines should have the option to upgrade by the middle of 2022,  but  Microsoft has pledged to support Windows 10 into 2025, […]

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  • The FACTA Disposal Rule: What Does It Mean for Your Business?

    Businesses have a lot to consider when protecting their company and client data. No one wants to be subjected to identity theft due to lax data protection policies. To better protect consumers, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) was established in 2003. This act provides specific rules on how personal and company data […]

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  • Tech Audits: How Often Should They Be Done?

    Is the technology your business uses reliable? Can your employees count on it to do their jobs effectively? It’s important that you be able to answer this question with confidence, and the best way to do that is with a thorough technology audit. What Is a Technology Audit? A technology audit is a complete assessment […]

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  • How Often Should Your Business Complete a Data Risk Assessment?

    No business is safe from the risk of a data breach. A breach involves the theft, unauthorized access, or destruction of data containing personally identifying information or other confidential information. It is imperative that every business be vigilant about identifying data risks and finding ways to effectively shut those risks down. Many business owners understand […]

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  • Practical Tips to Pre-Plan and Prepare for an Audit

    There are a few essential things to consider when preparing for an audit or an administrative inspection. Not being prepared can leave you vulnerable to costly fines, violations, interruptions of business, and more frequent inspections. Investing time and effort into pre-planning and preparing for an administrative inspection will help you avoid mistakes. While many businesses […]

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  • Why Do Certifications Matter?

    Why Do Certifications Matter? When it comes time to recycle or resell your devices, choose wisely who you trust. Data security and environmental compliance is critical in today’s high-risk business landscape, and there are many companies who will take your equipment and give you their word…but how do you know they can really be trusted? […]

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  • SEAM “Caught” Doing the RIGHT Thing!

    The e-Stewards® Electronics Recycling Certification program has announced that SEAM has successfuly passed their randomized and wholly unannounced inspection. These unannounced and random methods of conformity assurance distinguishes e-Stewards providers from other companies by being “caught” doing the right thing. The inspection process took about four hours and involved walking through the plant, interviewing workers, […]

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  • Checklist for Schools: Equipment Recycling & Resale

    Tips for Retiring, Recycling and Reselling School Computer Equipment With North Dakota and South Dakota schools are back in session, do you have your plan ready to go when IT equipment needs to be recycled or resold? Schools of all sizes must find a responsible and secure solution when it’s time to replace outdated computers […]

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  • 3 Ways to Prepare Your Company’s Electronics for IT Asset Recycling

    It’s no secret that electronic waste (e-waste) is a major problem across the globe. Thousands of companies are still ditching their outdated electronic equipment the old-fashioned way, which is terrible for the environment. Fortunately, there is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution known as IT asset recycling. If your business has antiquated equipment that needs […]

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