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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As privacy laws continue to change, businesses and service providers who handle personally identifiable information face many challenges in staying up-to-date on compliance requirements. While many healthcare providers have moved to Electronic Healthcare Records, some still have a backlog of older patient records that need to be archived in a storage area or digitized and…

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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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2018 marked another year of exciting changes and growth for our organization! At the end of last year the ETG umbrella got a little larger as we welcomed our new sister company, A1 Bestway, an agent for Mayflower Transit! In our Data Storage operation, we saw increases in our shredding and recycling segments and capped…

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It’s hard to believe another year is coming to a close. For many businesses, the end of the year also represents an opportunity to plan and prepare for the coming year and to tidy up some of those lingering tasks. One of the most common year-end tasks for Augusta area businesses is planning and preparing…

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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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Finding a trusted partner to handle secure shredding of your confidential records requires due diligence on the part of the customer. It’s important that you are taking a variety of factors into consideration when choosing a vendor, not just price or availability.   If price is your biggest consideration, it’s worth considering what you will be getting for…

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WHY PURGE MY RECORDS? There are typically two reasons that our customers call to schedule a record purge.   If their business is closing or relocating, they are likely looking to do a large scale, on-site purge project at their location to securely destroy any outdated records that they will not be relocating or records…

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