Data Security

  • Storing Old Computers is a Bad Idea

    More data was created in the last two years than the previous 5,000 years of humanity. Computers, laptops, hard drives, data tapes, USB drives, CDs, phones, tablets and printers are being filled to the brim with data every day. When these devices become obsolete they are often moved to a drawer, locked in a back […]

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  • How Does Hard Drive Shredding Work?

    As a business owner, you may be understandably concerned about handing over hard drives containing sensitive data to a third-party service provider. What if your vendor fails to wipe drives before reselling them or dumps them in the trash without wiping them? Of course, you might not have the expertise to manage the task of […]

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  • Why IT Asset Disposition is Crucial for Your Business

    Every business has to prioritize tasks and spending, and the bottom line is to make money, which naturally places the priority on tasks that lead to this end. However, making money isn’t enough. You also have to avoid losing money, and this means putting protections in place that safeguard your company against a variety of […]

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  • Risk Mitigation when Dealing with IT Asset Disposal

    One of the biggest problems facing many companies is keeping up with the breakneck speeds at which technology is advancing. In the last three decades alone, we’ve gone from landlines, to cell phones, to smart phones and other wireless devices, and computer technologies are advancing just as rapidly. This has created all kinds of risks […]

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  • Growing Risk with Used Equipment

    Data breaches are on the rise and many companies are concerned about the safety of their IT equipment when they’re finished using it. According to a recent survey conducted in the UK, about 69% of respondents admitted to having concerns about their data being breached in the recycling process and were likely to keep hold of it instead. […]

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  • Up your IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) Game

    Data stored on technology, whether in-use or not, should always be protected. If not, information could easily be stolen from unused hard drives, servers, cell phones, or other devices. With a common focus on cybersecurity, security gaps during the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) process becomes an easy target. When IT devices are ready to be […]

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  • 5 Dangerous Ways to Dispose of Old Hard Drives

    Computer technology has revolutionized the ability to create, store, and share data. No longer do businesses have to deal with the hassles inherent to hard copies of documents, including figuring out where to store mountains of paper and wasting untold hours on filing and sending data by courier. The downside, of course, is that tons […]

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  • Why Every Workplace Needs to Take Hard Drive Destruction Seriously

    Most businesses go to great lengths to secure digital data. You probably have a firewall and antivirus protections in place to secure your network. There’s a good chance you utilize strict password protection protocols to ensure that only approved employees have access to certain data. You may even encrypt data in the unlikely event of […]

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  • What Data Remains?

    When technology is ready to be upgraded, companies in Sioux Falls and beyond face many choices when getting rid of their equipment. Whether required by legislation, preventing a data breach, or just keeping proprietary information secure, all data stored must be properly removed before reselling, reusing or recycling. What Types of Data Remain? The huge […]

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