News & Updates

  • America Recycles Day and Business eWaste

    Since opening our doors in 2013, SEAM has partnered with responsible businesses in the Sioux Falls and surrounding area who truly care about how their IT equipment is handled. Not only are our clients concerned about proper management of the hazardous materials inside electronics, they also want to protect their customers to make sure any private […]

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  • Data Wiping and Hard Drive Reformatting: What’s the Difference?

    When you upgrade to new computer equipment and dispose of older models, you may be resigned to simply shredding hard drives and recycling whatever you can.  After all, you want to behave responsibly, protect your company and your customers, and comply with privacy laws and industry regulations regarding data security. What if you didn’t have […]

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  • Can Your Old Data Rise from the Dead?

    As a business owner, you know you have a legal and ethical obligation to protect the sensitive, personal data your customers entrust to you.  Complying with privacy laws at the federal, state, and local level (not to mention industry standards spelled out in HIPAA, FACTA, and so on) is not a suggestion – it’s mandatory […]

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  • Essential Components of Your ITAD Solution

    IT asset disposition, or ITAD, is a crucial part of any company’s digital security plan.  Unfortunately, many businesses don’t give ITAD the same attention as setting up digital data protections like firewalls, antivirus programs, encryption, monitoring, and so on.  While it is important to keep current, usable data safe, it doesn’t eliminate the need to […]

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  • What Should You be Doing with Old Computers and Hard Drives?

    The turnover on digital devices for the average company can be astronomical.  Even with a solid plan in place for upgrading technology at a reasonable pace, you may have no choice but to do minor upgrades regularly and major overhauls of equipment every few years if you want to remain competitive. This can leave you […]

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  • How and Why You Need to Create a Remote Work Policy for Your Business

    The remote workforce is growing in leaps and bounds.  Many workers enjoy the luxury of working from home, managing their own time, and avoiding a lengthy daily commute.  Employers who use a remote workforce can reduce the expense of office space and utilize contract workers instead of adding to their overhead with the salaries and […]

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  • Information Security Risks: How Many Can You Spot in the Workplace?

    If asked about data security in your office, you might be inclined to talk about your robust firewall, antivirus software, password protection protocols, encryption, and even network maintenance and monitoring.  Unfortunately, a simple review of your office setting could reveal some glaring gaps when it comes to information security. If you’re unaware of risk factors […]

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  • On-Site vs Off-Site Hard Drive Shredding

    Which is better? Shredding hard drives offsite or onsite at your location. While both types of shredding services offer protection, they are not necessarily equal. Onsite Shredding Mobile hard drive and media destruction, or onsite shredding, is when a hard drive shredding company brings a mobile shredding truck to your location, collects your devices, and […]

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  • Electronic Data Destruction: What Type Do You Need?

    The ways in which we collect and store data have changed dramatically over the last few decades, thanks to computer and online technologies.  This has allowed for increasing opportunities to garner beneficial data, but has also required growing reliance on protective measures to keep sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. As a responsible […]

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