Compliance

  • Why Businesses Must Comply with Data Disposal Regulations

    Data security has probably always been a paramount concern to businesses. It’s hard to believe that the first credit cards appeared nearly 100 years ago, although credit cards as we know them today (bank credit cards) wouldn’t appear and start to gain traction until the late ‘50s/early 60’s. Even social security didn’t exist until 1935. […]

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  • Why Overwriting Isn’t Enough to Erase Data

    Data destruction is a tricky business. Computer and software manufacturers know that sometimes people accidentally delete things they didn’t mean to, and they may even save new data and accidentally overwrite what they deleted. For this reason, there are a variety of protections in place that allow users to recover lost data, even if it’s […]

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  • Why You Should Leave Hard Drive Destruction to the Professionals

    We live in an era of unparalleled access to data. In many ways, this is a boon. When properly collected and collated, mass amounts of data can help us to improve dramatically, addressing problems on a global scale and planning for a better future. Unfortunately, collection and storage of data can also be dangerous. As […]

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  • How to Better Handle Your IT Asset Management

    IT asset management, or ITAM, revolves around how you manage your IT assets, including equipment like computers and devices, along with related technologies like software (not to be confused with assets like data). As a North Dakota business owner, you know the importance of tracking and managing all of your assets. For example, you can’t […]

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  • Don’t Let Your IT Disposal Put Your Company’s Reputation at Risk

    Building a reputation as a company that has top-notch products or services and exhibits honesty, integrity, and concern for customers and their experience is no easy feat, especially in this day and age. Customers often turn to peer reviews to decide on which brands to support, but the results aren’t always accurate. Some customers can […]

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  • Why Your Company Should Audit Its Data Destruction Process

    You may not think a lot of forethought and planning go into data destruction, especially if you’ve partnered with a certified ITAD provider to pick up and destroy devices for you. They’ll take care of everything, right? While your data destruction partner can do a lot to help your business stay on the right side […]

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  • Why IT Asset Disposition is Essential for Your Organization

    You know the importance of protecting data in your network with firewalls, antivirus software, encryption, password protection, and more. It should come as no surprise, then, that you need to continue protecting this data until it is destroyed, even when the devices that contain it are no longer in use. Why is IT asset disposition […]

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  • How Does an Operating System Affect Data Destruction?

    Most businesses are constantly adding to the data stored on devices and in their network, and some data must be maintained for ongoing usage and compliance with associated legal requirements. However, there will come a time when certain data must be destroyed. This could be related to consumer requests, compliance with privacy laws (or in-office […]

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  • Is Your Hard Drive Destruction Secure and Compliant?

    Your computer hard drives store a wealth of data, from the mundane, day-to-day aspects of business operations, to confidential personal data provided by consumers. As a business owner, you have legal and ethical responsibilities to protect this data and ensure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. This applies not only to secure data collection […]

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