Information Security for Small Businesses and Home Offices

Because of the ever-changing small business culture and the effects of the COVID pandemic, about 42 percent of the US labor force is now working from home full time. Whether your small business is operated from a home or business location, it is equally susceptible to information security breaches. But my business is too small…

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What Not to Do with Old Hard Drives

As convenient as it would be for hard drives to last forever and not need replacing, they do break down or become outdated or obsolete just like everything else. Studies have shown that most hard drives start losing their reliability in their third year increasing their likelihood of failure. Here are our guidelines for securely…

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Where Does My Paper End Up?

Understanding the Shredding Process Most would agree that it’s vital that the 4.5 million tons of office paper that is discarded each year in the US doesn’t end up in landfill. Many residents and businesses prefer to have a shredding company destroy their secure documents because many areas in the California Central Valley have specific…

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The Top 10 Reasons to Destroy Your Unwanted Information

Keeping up with documents and data is hard enough. Adding unwanted, expired, and old information to the mix makes the job even more difficult. So, if paper shredding and hard drive shredding are low on your list of priorities, you may want to reconsider. In this blog, we highlight the top ten reasons to destroy…

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Identity Theft Prevention During Tax Season and Beyond

Identity theft is the most pervasive type of fraud. Typically, identity theft crimes spike during tax season, but someone can steal your information at any time, so you can never let your guard down. In this blog, we offer identity theft prevention tips for tax season and beyond. 1. Update Your Passwords Protect your personal…

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5 Benefits of Purge Shredding

Paperwork creeps up on you. Before you know it, your office is a labyrinth of file cabinets and banker boxes. In this blog, we explain the benefits of purge shredding. 1. Quick Document Disposal Disposing of hundreds of documents with an office shredder takes time. You must remove staples, paperclips and rubber bands from your…

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Signs You Need a Professional Shredding Service

Can’t figure out what is holding your organization back from success? The answer may lie no further than your paperwork. In this blog, we share the signs that indicate you may need a professional shredding service. 1. You Are Running Out of Space File cabinets filled with documents can make your office feel cramped. A…

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Mobile Shredding or Offsite Shredding?

Finding the right document disposal solution for your business can be difficult. Some shredding companies offer mobile shredding, while others destroy your documents offsite at a shredding plant. In this blog, we explain the benefits of both services to help you choose the right solution for your business. Mobile Shredding Mobile shredding enables secure onsite…

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Information Destruction and Regulatory Compliance

Amidst a complex regulatory landscape, keeping your business compliant can be a challenge. In this blog, we highlight several state and federal laws that may affect your business: California Civil Code 1798.81 California 1798.81 requires businesses to “take all reasonable steps to dispose, or arrange for the disposal, of customer records” that contain “personal information…

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The Benefits of Scheduled Shredding

Are unwanted and expired documents creating problems for your business? Do you worry whether your confidential files are being exposed to prying eyes? Routine document destruction can remedy your concerns. In this blog, we explain the benefits of scheduled shredding. Productivity In-house shredding is detrimental to productivity. A scheduled shredding service helps you focus on…

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