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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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  • $27.8M Fine for Improper Disposal

    Last week, the home improvement retailer Home Depot was ordered to pay $27 million for the improper disposal of hazardous waste, including batteries, electronics, and customer information. The state’s attorney general said they will pay about $16 million in civil penalties, $9 million toward environmental protection and compliance, and nearly $2 million to cover costs. Chain of Custody and the […]

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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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  • 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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  • Data Centers and IT Asset Disposition

    A Data Center’s Turnover Challenge Data centers tend to have a shorter IT asset lifecycle due to the sheer volume of equipment in operation. A single data center could have hundreds of racks of hardware in constant need of monitoring and maintenance. Because of this, IT asset disposition (ITAD) is a continual challenge that must be […]

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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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