If you run a business where you are in possession of certain confidential information, you’ll want to look into the importance of paper shredding. In some instances, you’ll be required to discard of such sensitive information, making paper shredding an absolute necessity.
When you’re looking at your huge pile, or even an assortment of boxes, filled with documents, you may be faced with the difficulty of knowing what to do with the documents. Some should be kept for a few years, others you’ll have to hang onto indefinitely. But there are generally outdated files that you have to deal with. Here, we’ll offer a few tips so you’ll have a better idea of what to store, and what to destroy.
Continue reading Document Shredding: What to Shred, What to Keep
There are many benefits associated with storing critical data in the cloud. For example, you can prevent it from being damaged onsite in a fire or other destructive event. You may be able to store it without the need to take up valuable physical space in your office, and you can easily access it or search through it from any location where you have an Internet connection. However, despite these and other incredible benefits, many businesses have not yet migrated into the cloud. A primary concern relates to the security of data.
Continue reading Cloud based Document Retention Policies
The shredded paper that residence shred may be surprised to know that that even though they are placing shredded paper with the recyclable paper, the shredded paper does not get shredded. It gets incinerated. The reason is because the County does not have the machinery to bale the small shreds of paper. If you give us your shredded paper, we will take the paper to a certified paper recycler where the paper is baled and sent to a recycling center to make new product..
Criminals and competitors can and will search for your information in order to steal from you. Destroy all personal documents by shredding them before disposal.
The wonderful thing about on site shredding is that everyone who has their documents shredded are so happy. They feel safe that everything has been shredded before their very eyes.
It is important to securely destroy all confidential information regardless of whether it originates at a residence or business. Being able to watch your infortmation being shredded insures that your information was securely destroyed.
Once documents leave your location you can never be sure how they are handled or who may have access to them. The Chain of Custody remains intact with on-site shredding. There are no third or fourth parties involved with on-site shredding.
Documents are useful for a specific duration of time. After this, they become a liability. It is imperative to destroy any sensitive documents right after they go past their retention schedule. This will also help you remain clutter free.
Shredded paper is recyclable as long as it is taken to a recycling center and not given to the County. The County does not have the machinery to bale the shredded paper, therefore, they incinerate the paper.