The piles of discarded electronics are growing ever larger. According to Brooks Hoffman, “In 2014, the world collectively tossed an estimated 44.4 million metrics tons of unwanted “e-waste” – battery-powered or plug tethered devices”. It is estimated that by 2030 that number will grow to about 74.7 million tons.  What Happens To E-Waste? There was…

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In today’s digital-focused society having a process for managing your electronic waste is critical. It’s especially important if the waste you manage contains proprietary or personally identifiable information. For business IT managers, knowing and understanding your options is key.  When it comes to digital data destruction, there are three primary options when it comes to…

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Is your data ever really gone? A report published by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID®) revealed that 40% of second-hand devices still held personally identifiable information. Smartphones, tablets, and hard drives were subjected to recovery attempts using software freely available online, nearly half of which yielded personal information. “NAID employed only basic measures…

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With Microsoft’s Windows 7 reaching its End-of-Life on January 14th this year, devices running  this operating system will no longer be receiving security updates. This puts many Windows 7 users at risk, especially businesses responsible for keeping their customer’s information safe. But before you go upgrading to new equipment and tossing hard drives into storage,…

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AUGUSTA DATA STORAGE RELEASES 2019 ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT 2019 marked another year of exciting changes and growth for our organization! As we continue to expand our footprint for secure shredding services across the CSRA, we’re also working to improve our records management offerings and streamline our processes to lighten the load of those tasked with information…

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For a business needing to protect both your company’s and your clients’ confidential information, responsible destruction practices don’t stop with the disposal of old documents and hard drives. In reality, your business produces a variety of media types that, without proper destruction, risk your company’s good name and pose additional environmental threats. At Augusta Data…

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Keeping the information about your company and your clients confidential is one of the most important challenges you’ll face as a business dealing with large volumes of private documents and records. Shredding and disposing of media yourself will only bog down your business’s efficiency without providing the best professional practices. For reliable and secure records…

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In 2016 Augusta Data Storage was proud to add secure e-waste destruction to our list of NAID-AAA Certified destruction processes. As a part of these services we process a variety of “end-of-life” electronic devices that might otherwise end up in landfills, including hard drives, server drives memory boards, back-up tapes, mobile devices, computers and more.…

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In today’s high-tech business environment it is not uncommon for employers to provide their employees smart phones, tablets, laptops and other devices to help them stay connected in and out of the office.   Many companies have processes and requirements in place to ensure these devices are secure as employees are using them to send,…

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