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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We live in an information-rich world. Statistics say humans create over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day. That’s a lot of data. While that number represents a variety of information, from various platforms, you can bet that a sizeable chunk includes critical business data. As our world continues to shift to digital records…

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From professional services firms to doctor’s offices, hospitals, and even private companies, the role that information plays in day-to-day operations is undeniable. For many businesses and organizations managing and maintain proprietary and personally identifiable information are regular practice, but practice doesn’t always make perfect. For many managers, finding the time to devote to building comprehensive…

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We talk a lot about the “end of life” protection of information and data, from our NAID AAA Certified document destruction process, to our secure e-solutions, you know that Augusta Data Storage is a partner you can trust when it comes to protecting your information during destruction. What about the data you access every day? When your information and data is…

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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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As a business manager or owner, it is your responsibility to properly store and safely dispose of any records containing personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is a specific category of information that is associated with an individual person (employee, donor, patient, customer, student, etc) and can include items like:   Social Security Number Passport…

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It’s the start of a new year, and for many businesses that includes a lot of house-keeping and planning. As a part of that process, be sure to review and update your records retention policy. If you’re starting from scratch with a new plan, we have some great resources on  Information Management Basics, Developing a Records Management…

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Managing information security is an on-going process that requires education and understanding from each member of your organization, from upper management all the way down to your part-time employees, and even interns.   From managing personal records via the computer to maintaining paper files, understanding the risks and working every day to prevent accidental breaches…

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In today’s business environment it’s easy to forget the importance of information security for your hard-copy records. There are many systems and processes you can put into place to protect digital information; but loss, theft and misuse of paper records still remains one of the top causes of information security breaches. So, in the spirit…

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As most of our customers know, we are proud to be a NAID AAA certified operation for on-site and mobile document destruction, as well as hard-drive destruction. But, did you know that our organization works year-round to ensure that we maintain the strict requirements of this certification as we work to improve and streamline our…

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