Have you selected a shredding company to handle your document shredding services? Augusta Data Storage offers many types of document destruction services including mobile, plant-based, and drop-off shredding.  What is the best document shredding service for your business? We offer many paper shredding services for our clients. One of the most cost effective shredding options…

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Year-end or the start of a new year is a great time to take care of many of your businesses’ house-keeping and planning tasks. As a part of that process, be sure to review and update your records retention and information management policies. If you’re starting from scratch with a new plan, we have some…

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2020 has changed so much about the way we live and work. So, it should come as no surprise that it has shifted the way information managers have to oversee and protect their data.  The increased reliance on digital information management solutions, quick and easy access to information, and the need for employees to “work…

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It is crucial for every business to implement and maintain a proper records retention policy. This policy indicates the retention and destruction timeframe for confidential, private documents you manage in your business. Storing records away for an indefinite period or keeping information that isn’t being used can quickly contribute to stress, clutter, and other unnecessary…

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Securing Your Medical Records

Protecting Medical Records It’s no secret that identity theft remains a threat, especially in our highly digital society. One of the major focuses of identity thieves is medical records, which they can use to carry out a variety of fraudulent activities including things like credit fraud and insurance fraud.  For many healthcare providers, it’s no…

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COVID-19 has changed how we work, and where we work. Many people now working from home use personal devices, with great risk to cybersecurity threats. Professional business environments are often equipped with IT responsible for managing data security, but personal home networks are much more vulnerable to attacks. With a lack of hardware and enforced…

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For anyone managing personal data or records, compliance is a key component in the success of your information management systems. But, while there are some widely accepted rules, compliance looks different in every industry and at every phase of the information management process, from intake to final destruction. As we move further into the  “information…

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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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In the age we live in, technology has become significantly more ingrained in our everyday lives and, consequently, our information is stored in all kinds of places. With corporate and personal information being so omnipresent and accessible, it’s become much more susceptible to hackers. Data breaches reached an all-time high in 2017 in the form…

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When many businesses talk about backups and steps they are taking to protect their data and information they mention servers and cloud-based systems that automatically record information, backup data regularly and are accessible from anywhere. In the age of instant access, these are great (and valuable!) solutions, one backup is better than none, but if…

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