Data Security

  • The Risks of Electronics Recycling on America Recycles Day

    As we celebrate America Recycles Day, organizations across the country are pledging and showing their support for recycling. At SEAM, we want to remind Sioux Falls and surrounding area businesses of the risks they face when recycling electronics and IT equipment. Properly managing the disposal of end-of-life IT assets is a great way to promote […]

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  • How to Maximize Your IT Asset Recovery

    The bottom line is always important in business.  If you want to thrive, you have to be careful to balance income and expenditures, spending when necessary, but also saving money where you can to maximize profitability. When it comes to IT assets, this can be difficult.  Technological advances seem near constant in this day and […]

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  • What are IT Ghost Assets?

    Some people believe that we are surrounded by a spirit world we cannot see.  Whether it gives you comfort that your loved ones may be watching over you and protecting you, or it concerns you that they’re hovering about, you’re at least aware of the concept and you can choose to embrace it or ignore […]

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  • The Difference Between an IT Disposal and IT Disposition Company

    Businesses now rely on a vast array of electronics to perform tasks ranging from simple to complex.  It used to be that credit card purchases were verified by carbon copies made on manual imprinting machines.  Today, electronic equipment digitally captures card data stored on magnetic strips or embedded microchips, encrypting it and sending purchase data […]

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  • Risks in Education: Disposing of Used Technology

    Today’s educational programs rely heavily on computers and other electronic devices. When IT equipment is ready to be retired, many institutions have limited budget and time to securely resell or properly recycle hundreds of systems on their own. What are the Risks? According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR),  more than one third […]

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  • Why DIY Asset Disposition is Never Worth the Risk

    Businesses are always looking for ways to reduce costs, minimize waste, and boost the profit margin, and with good reason.  More profit means greater opportunity to grow and increased rewards for the company and its employees. While cost-cutting is typically considered a good thing, there is a fine line between minimizing expenses and cheaping out, […]

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  • How to Reduce the Risk of Data Breach from Unwanted IT Equipment

    Like many Sioux Falls, SD businesses, you’re probably pretty excited about upgrading to new computer equipment, but not nearly as motivated to deal with the old stuff. Unfortunately, many businesses find themselves dealing with rooms full of outdated and unused computer equipment and mobile devices while they move on to more important things. This can […]

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  • End of Lease Hard Drive Data Makes Digital Theft Easy

    As a responsible business owner, you’re no doubt aware of privacy laws South Dakota and North Dakota companies must follow to protect consumers. If you accept confidential, personal data from customers, you are required by law to secure it against theft. This starts with preventive measures like firewalls, antivirus programs, and password protection designed to […]

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  • Checklist for Schools: Equipment Recycling & Resale

    Tips for Retiring, Recycling and Reselling School Computer Equipment In order to protect students and staff, schools must comply with privacy laws like the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This means finding a responsible and secure solution when it’s time to replace outdated school computers and equipment. Using a responsible data security and […]

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