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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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What are the Consequences of Improper Data Destruction?

Jim Beran

Data destruction is in the news frequently – and for good reason! It seems that hardly a month goes by without a new story about a major data breach. In some cases, these breaches are the result of poor security. And in others, the issue is improper destruction of data.

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Topics: Data Destruction

Hurricane Preparedness: The 6 Crucial Documents Your Business Must Protect

Jim Beran

Hurricane season is here. In Florida, those words must be taken seriously. Hurricane preparedness is essential for every business.

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Topics: Distaster Recovery

What is Required for HIPAA Compliant Disaster Recovery Planning?

Jim Beran

Every business in Florida knows the importance of planning for disaster recovery. In recent years, hurricane season has led to significant downtime for local companies. Proper planning is a must.

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What Type of Companies Need Paper Shredding Services and Why

Jim Beran

Do you handle your paper shredding in-house? If you do, you might be wondering if you should be researching paper shredding services as a more secure and efficient alternative. 

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Topics: Shredding

HIPAA Rules for Disposing of Electronic Devices

Jim Beran

Healthcare providers must adhere to HIPAA regulations to protect patients’ healthcare information. Even if you plan on disposing of electronic devices yourself, you must understand HIPAA rules or risk being penalized and fined.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

Medical Record Destruction It’s HIPAA Mandated

Jim Beran

If your company collects and stores medical records, then you know that it’s your legal responsibility to secure those records to protect your patients’ privacy. Likewise, medical record destruction is something that’s mandated by HIPAA.

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Topics: Shredding

Why There is a Rising Need for Secure Shredding

Jim Beran

As a business owner, it’s your job to maintain accurate records and destroy them in accordance with regulations. While it might be tempting to simply buy a shredder and do your shredding in-house, there are some reasons that security experts don’t recommend it.

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Topics: Shredding

How to Avoid These 5 Common HIPAA Compliant Pitfalls

Jim Beran

Adhering to HIPAA regulations is a must for all healthcare providers and for any company that handles protected patient information. That means that your document storage, transportation, and destruction must all be HIPAA compliant.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

6 Simple Steps to Help Your Office Go Green & Reduce Waste in 2019

Jim Beran

For many companies, it’s important to conduct their business in a way that’s environmentally responsible. It’s part of the reason that Gilmore Services’ document scanning and electronic storage options are popular. They allow organizations to keep their documentation for as long as necessary without printing items unnecessarily.

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Document Overload? 4 Signs You Need to Call a Shredding Service

Jim Beran

Documents are important to every business. Whether you’re storing client contracts, printing invoices, or filing your taxes, you need to maintain accurate records and ensure that you and your employees have what you need to make your company a success.

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Topics: Shredding

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