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Information on document storage, imaging services, shredding and more.

Gilmore's Back to Office Checklist

Gilmore's Back to Office Checklist

While aftereffects from Covid-19 aren’t over, many companies require their employees to return to office areas. What does that mean? It means that those employees who were working from home need document shredding solutions to ensure no company data or information is compromised. In addition, the company must have storage and other solutions ready to ensure a smooth return.

Protect Your Customers Data-Hard Drive Destruction

Protect Your Customers Data-Hard Drive Destruction

With identity theft more prevalent than ever and more and more companies going fully digital, the risk of customer data getting into the wrong hands is even higher. Most companies have good security, but they don't think about letting data on old hard drives getting into criminals' hands. 

Remote Work: Keeping Company Information Secure

Remote Work: Keeping Company Information Secure

We’ve all had to adjust to a new reality thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest changes has been that many of us are now working from our homes.

Hard Drive Shredder: The Solution to Your Digital Hoarding Problem

Hard Drive Shredder: The Solution to Your Digital Hoarding Problem

It’s easier than ever to save digital information. Most of us have thousands of files between our email inboxes, cloud storage, social media sites, and our phones. And while it can seem like a good idea to save everything “just in case,” the opposite may be true.

Proper Data Destruction Can Protect Proprietary Information

Proper Data Destruction Can Protect Proprietary Information

Does your company have valuable proprietary information stored on your hard drives? A lot of businesses store important information, including client records, data, product research and more on hard drives on their premises.

Internal Data Destruction Risks vs Benefits

Internal Data Destruction Risks vs Benefits

Is your business bound by HIPAA, FACTA or Sarbanes-Oxley regulations? If so, then you have a legal responsibility to maintain accurate records and destroy them according to the timetables specified by the law.

What are the Consequences of Improper Data Destruction?

What are the Consequences of Improper Data Destruction?

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.

Hard Drive and Document Destruction: 4 Tips for Post Tax Season

Hard Drive and Document Destruction: 4 Tips for Post Tax Season

Once tax season is over, many businesses take the opportunity to review their document retention schedules and destroy hard drives and documents they no longer need. It’s a good time to do it and allows you to ensure that you’re in compliance with regulations and best practices.

4 Wrong Ways to Destroy a Hard Drive Permanently

4 Wrong Ways to Destroy a Hard Drive Permanently

Destroying a hard drive isn’t as easy as you might think. Even data on a drive that’s been severely damaged can sometimes still be retrieved. That’s a scary thought if your organization needs to destroy data in accordance with HIPAA or FACTA regulations.

Keep Your Company’s Reputation Safe with Uniform Destruction

Keep Your Company’s Reputation Safe with Uniform Destruction

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.

4 Tips for Tackling Document & Media Destruction

4 Tips for Tackling Document & Media Destruction

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.

Data Destruction vs Data Retention?

Data Destruction vs Data Retention?

Dealing with your company’s valuable data requires care and attention. It’s your responsibility to safeguard your clients’ privacy and adhere to any regulations that apply to the storage and destruction of the data you collect.

Security Errors and Hard Drive Destruction Mistakes

Security Errors and Hard Drive Destruction Mistakes

Regardless of your industry, data breaches are a serious threat. Your data (and data you store on behalf of your clients) is vulnerable to attack. It’s your job to do whatever you can to protect it.

Your Guide to Document and Media Destruction for Your Office and Home

Your Guide to Document and Media Destruction for Your Office and Home

All good things must come to an end, and business information is no exception.

Even if destroying physical and electronic information isn’t at the top of your priority list, that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Destruction is a crucial part of the information lifecycle, which protects against fraud, identity theft and ensures security of business and client interests.

3 Reasons to Work With a Local Shredding Company

3 Reasons to Work With a Local Shredding Company

Why partner with a shredding company when you can just buy a shredder yourself? I mean, document destruction is as easy as grabbing some files, putting them through the shredder and calling it day, right? Well, not exactly.

Are Your Business Records in Danger? Pros and Cons of DIY Document Storage

Are Your Business Records in Danger? Pros and Cons of DIY Document Storage

As your business grows, a filing cabinet is often not enough to contain all of your important records. Threats like theft, prying eyes and environmental dangers like mold or water damage can seriously harm your important documents and put your business at risk.

Packing a storeroom with boxes or renting a storage unit may seem like an easy fix, but is it the best way to keep your important records, and business, safe?  

Ensure FACTA Compliance with Document Destruction

Ensure FACTA Compliance with Document Destruction

As a small business owner or office manager, you take security seriously. Following a retention schedule and destroying documents when the time is right are just two ways you can protect your business and your customers from identity theft and other crimes. But, these steps are also critical to remaining compliant with federal, state, and local laws.

Are You Properly Disposing of Your Business's Old Technology?

Are You Properly Disposing of Your Business's Old Technology?

The rapid development of technology means the road to obsolescence is shorter than ever. While many businesses wait for computers to break down before replacing them, that’s not always the most efficient policy. Once computers start to slow down, productivity and employee morale begin to suffer.