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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Work flexibility is a term we’re hearing a lot more lately. As vaccines roll out and employers make plans for what the future of their work environments will look like, many employees have adjusted to the “new normal” of remote and at-home work setups. For many employers, this has required changes in information access, possibly…

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With technology being the backbone of most organizations, it is imperative that your company have procedures in place to prevent data breaches. As a result of the pandemic, with more people working from home, this is even more important.  Changes in work environment Home Devices According to HelpNetSecurity, “Of devices compromised by malware in 2020,…

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As we say every year, January is the perfect time to review and update your records management policies and best practices. Each new year brings about new challenges and threats when it comes to records and information management, and your internal policies should be ever-evolving to reflect that. According to ZD Net, 20% of all…

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Keeping your medical records organized and documenting your secure records destruction is essential. Keeping a destruction log and a detailed record of the chain of custody are a great place to start. Learn more about how Augusta Data Storage can help with your document destruction needs.  Destruction log When handling medical records, it is imperative…

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Digital document storage options can help you manage your files in a format that is simple to store, easy to search, and has controlled access. Whether you want to completely digitize your records, or just need immediate digital access to your records stored at the Augusta Data Storage facility, digital records services are designed to…

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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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As remote work setups remain a reality for many businesses, having quick and easy access to business assets and data becomes increasingly more important.  Converting paper assets and archives to a digital workflow solution can be a daunting task, especially for businesses with voluminous client records and archives.  When considering a solution for developing digital…

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The goal of a risk assessment is to understand the risk to organizational operations and organizational assets. You must determine how your organization profits, how various assets affect the profitability of the business, and what risks could potentially lead to large monetary losses. After performing an information management risk assessment, you’re prepared for enhancing your…

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As with any shift in workplace processes, your security programs must adapt to address new risks and threats that arise as a result of changing the way your day-to-day operations look. While many businesses operate from home, it’s still important to maintain best practices for the security and integrity of the information you manage. Many…

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