News & Updates

  • New Data Breach Law in South Dakota

    As of this month, every state in the U.S. now has a data breach notification law. Just yesterday, South Dakota‘s first ever data breach notification law went into effect (July first). What do South Dakota Businesses Need to Know (The Takeaways) Personal Information and Protected Information Defined: “Personal Information” consists of a person’s first name or first […]

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Throw Old Electronics in the Trash

    We live in a disposable culture.  For convenience, we have all kinds of disposable goods, from bottles and straws, to plates and cups, to Q-tips and diapers.  Even our electronics can seem disposable at times.  Instead of fixing old televisions or toasters, we simply get rid of them and upgrade to something newer and better. […]

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  • What Should be Included in Your IT Equipment Disposal Policy?

    IT equipment is not cheap, but it has become an essential part of conducting business, encompassing everything from communications to secure record-keeping.  It allows businesses to interact with customers, carry out secure transactions, and store essential data for future use.  Of course, if mishandled, this equipment can also become a major liability. This is why […]

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  • What is the Disposal of an Asset?

    We’ve all become used to high-level data breaches.  Over the last few years, we’ve seen retail stores like Best Buy and Target succumb to data breaches that compromise sensitive consumer data, along with health insurance providers like Anthem, credit reporting services like Equifax, and even government agencies. If you think that these breaches only affect […]

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  • The Basics of Computer Recycling

    We live in a world dominated by electronics.  The next time you’re in a restaurant, take note of how many people have their faces buried in their phones (you may have to look up from your own).  The result of our obsession with technology is that we’re not only surrounded by monitors, mobile devices, and […]

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  • Types of Data Breaches (Not from Hacking)

    When it comes to data breaches, the odds are stacked against us, especially for highly regulated businesses. According to Ponemon, data breaches cost organizations in the U.S. an average of $225 per record compromised. More heavily regulated industries experience higher costs. Healthcare tops the list at $380 per capita, followed by financial services ($336), services […]

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  • Girls Breaker Day 2018!

    Girls Breaker Day invites girls from 5th grade to 10th grade to come take stuff apart! You can bring your own stuff if you want, but we’ll have computers, keyboards, and other stuff to take apart too… and we DO have a purpose… to learn about computers & electronics. Girls Breaker Day is kind of […]

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  • Managing eWaste at Rental Properties

    TVs and electronics become outdated faster than anything else. With people wanting the newest and best, the ‘old’ electronics often get left behind. Property managers in Sioux Falls have to deal with tenants leaving behind everything from Stereos and Speakers, to Televisions and Computers, to Monitors and Microwaves, and everything in between. When it comes to electronic […]

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  • Windows 7 to Become Obsolete by the End of 2018: Time for a Hardware Refresh

    Turnover in technology is nothing new.  Ever since the beginning of the industrial revolution, technological advances seem to occur at an ever-quickening pace, as evidenced by the rapid innovations in computing, mobile, and internet technologies over the last few decades.  It’s hard to believe that the iPhone debuted just over a decade ago, forever changing […]

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