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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This past weekend we partnered with Wesley United Methodist Church and the Leukemia and Lymphoma society of Augusta to benefit the annual Light the Night Walk, a charity event focused on raising funds for research and treatments for those with blood cancers.   Our event offered secure destruction services in exchange for a donation to…

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It’s no secret that information security and privacy practices are front of mind for most businesses and consumers these days. Whether your records are digital or hard copy, ensuring that they are protected throughout their useful life should always be top of mind. However, best practices for information security shouldn’t be thrown out the door…

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As theft of personal or financial information continues to grown, so does the importance of protecting the private information of your business or organization, which is why we want to share 5 easy tips with you today to help keep your records secure.   STEP 1: Develop a Record Retention Policy Having a plan in…

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Do you know the average cost of a data breach in 2018? If your business manages any type of proprietary information, whether paper or digital, you should. Every year the Ponemon Institute releases their “Cost of a Data Breach Study” where they analyze the lasting cost and impact of information security breaches. According to the…

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It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already here. 2017 was a pretty big year for our organization, our parent company, Ellefson Transportation Group, celebrated 50 years, and Augusta Data Storage turned 25! In addition, we also saw the completion of our new records storage facility, which will allow us space to store over 100,000…

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The easy answer is “everyone!” That answer probably leaves you wondering what your business, or you personally, might be holding on to that would require secure destruction. Did you know that for businesses, any information that is considered to be “personally identifiable information” should be securely shredded and the destruction date logged? The secure shredding…

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We all make resolutions, whether personally or professionally the New Year marks a great opportunity for folks to reset and refocus. Planning for your business should be no different. As information security continues to be a hot-button topic, businesses should strive to protect their documents and information all the time. We have put together a…

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Congratulations to our entire Augusta Data Storage Team! Last week was definitely one for the books. We had a series of shred events, both public and private during the week of May 7- May 14 resulting in a huge amount of shredded material coming to us for processing! While the information safety benefits are great…

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Have you ever considered the disposal practices of your business? Where does all your paper go? Are you tossing it or recycling it? If you’re just tossing documents in the trash, do you know who is picking up your garbage and where it goes when it leaves your facility? It’s something to think about, especially if you’re handling proprietary or personally…

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