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Jim Beran

Jim Beran

Jim Beran has 20 years experience in the Information Destruction & Records Management industry. Seventeen were spent in Minneapolis, MN, building one of the largest privately held information destruction companies in the industry. Jim has served on the Board of Directors for NAID, an industry international trade association, he was honored as a NAID member of the year (2008), and served as the NAID President (2010). Jim joined Gilmore Services in 2013. Locally, Jim is a Five Flags Rotarian and has recently been selected to serve on Pensacola Sports Board of Directors.
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Keep Your Company’s Reputation Safe with Uniform Destruction

Jim Beran

Security is important for every organization. It’s common for business to have systems in place to store and destroy their important documents and data according to regulatory requirements. But, even if you’re doing everything right when it comes to document destruction, you might still be leaving yourself at risk in other ways.

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Topics: Data Destruction

DOs & DON’Ts of Computer Hard Drive Destruction & Disposal

Jim Beran

What goes into destroying a computer hard drive? The truth is that the security of computer hard drive destruction is far more important than you might think. Erasing files can still leave them vulnerable to retrieval. Physically destroying your hard drives provides ultimate protection of your valuable data.

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Topics: Data Destruction

New Year, New Challenge: 4 Tips for Tackling Document & Media Destruction

Jim Beran

When they are kept too long or stored insecurely, your business documents and media can become more of a liability than an asset. In fact, improper destruction of data is a common mistake and it can be a costly one.

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Topics: Data Destruction

23-Point Document Checklist to Put Your Affairs in Order

Jim Beran

Document management isn’t just for businesses. We all have important documents that we need for daily life – and that our loved ones will need in the event of our deaths.

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Topics: document imaging

What You Need to Know About HIPAA Compliant Storage and Moving

Jim Beran

Companies who collect and store personal medical information on behalf of their clients must adhere to the regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA.) The law is there to protect people from being denied coverage as well as to shield their privacy.

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Topics: Compliance

Hurricane Michael Business Recovery Resources & Loan Programs

Jim Beran

On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida. It ultimately proved to be the strongest storm on record in the Panhandle and caused millions of dollars of damages.

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Topics: Distaster Recovery

Tape or Cloud: Which Data Storage Solution is Right for Your Business?

Jim Beran

How do you back up your valuable business data? Every small business needs to create regular and reliable backups and then store them in a way that protects them.

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Topics: Records storage

5-Point Checklist for Small Business Disaster and Document Recovery Planning

Jim Beran

Everybody who lives along the Gulf Coast knows that it pays to be prepared for a weather-related disaster. In recent years, hurricanes have ravaged both southern Florida and the panhandle, destroying buildings and causing extensive flooding.

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Topics: records management

Saving Time and Expense with Secure Business Records Management

Jim Beran

Managing business records can be a full-time job, especially if your company is required to comply with HIPAA, FACTA, or Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. For that reason, paying for secure business records management may actually save your company time and money.

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Topics: records management

Your Practical Document Management Guide For National Clean Out Your Computer Day

Jim Beran

You swear you saved that .GIF to your hard drive for a reason — you know, that one of the cat playing checkers — but newly refreshed in the New Year you just can’t remember why.

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Topics: Data Destruction, Identity Theft

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