Data Security

  • 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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  • Can you Trust an Electronics Recycler with Data Destruction?

    Keeping your data secure is critical no matter what industry your business is in. This is especially important when it comes time to refresh your computer equipment and get rid of the old. What happens to the data stored on your used equipment? Many businesses assume they are safe when they get rid of IT […]

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  • The Benefits (and Risks) of Going Paperless

    Although we’re far more comfortable using less paper in the format of newspaper and mailing letters, the workplace is still holding onto piles of paper. As of 2017, only 25% of organizations run a totally paper-free environment. Surprisingly, even with the introduction of technology, the usage of paper products has actually increased by 126% in […]

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  • What to Do Before Recycling Your Computer

    When it’s time to upgrade your used computer equipment, it’s important to dispose of the old devices legally and securely. Electronics from commercial generators are regulated as hazardous waste and must comply with Federal, State and Local landfill bans. Data security legislation also requires businesses and organizations to properly destroy data on obsolete devices. Computers, […]

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  • Data Security 101

    How Company Policy, ITAM, and ITAD Work Together to Keep You Secure. Data security is a real and expensive threat that exists for all industries that manipulate or store data. The 2017 Ponemon Institute Study cites data breaches now cost US businesses an average of $7 million. These breaches are often accompanied by regulatory actions and […]

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  • Are you Following the Right Destruction Standard?

    You may have heard of the Department of Defense 5220.22-M standard when it comes to hard drive shredding or wiping, but did you know this standard has actually become obsolete?  The Outdated DoD Standard. Although outdated, the DoD 5220.22-M standard is still referenced by many vendors and customers in the industry. Published by the National Industrial Security […]

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  • What is Revenue Sharing?

    When organizations are finished using their IT equipment, there is no reason to let it go to waste. By reselling used electronics, businesses are able to recover operating capital and reduce the total cost of ownership of their devices. Without internal resources or expertise to resell their own computer equipment, businesses might sell to the […]

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  • When is my Equipment Obsolete?

    Every few months, operating system updates are being rolled out. In the past, these updates were only released every 3-4 years and just a percentage of users would upgrade due to the cost and overall hassle. Today, these updates must be installed immediately to ensure data security. If an update or patch is missed, it […]

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  • Security Threats: Through the Back Door

    When technology expires it’s easy to shut down the device and think the risk is gone. The reality is, a new type of threat begins: Physical Security. Securing equipment against physical intruders seems like one of the easiest ways to protect company data. However, it’s usually one of the most overlooked steps at the disposal […]

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