Data Security

  • 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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  • How to Keep Your Business Ahead of a Data Breach

    Experts have long said it’s a matter of when, not if, you will suffer a data breach. This is a scary situation for any small or midsize business to be in. Breaches could cost millions, and you most likely don’t have that kind of cash to spare. While preventing a data breach isn’t always possible, […]

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  • Managing Data Security Risks

    Data security used to mean simply placing sensitive information in locked file cabinets. Today, it’s a little more complicated, with all kinds of confidential data existing on devices and in the cloud, locked away behind digital protections that could be breached if you make mistakes. Managing data security risks has become a major concern for […]

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