Archive for December, 2014
The question that continually faces both individuals and companies alike remains how to classify and what to do with the mountains of information and data that continues to makes its way into your life and your business. What needs to be retained and what needs secure data destruction? Businesses of all sizes have begun to finally realize that they simply can’t keep piling up data simply for the sake of keeping it. Those that do are finding themselves simply overwhelmed.
- You need to decide what information is absolutely crucial to the survival of your life or business and to have some manner of operational plan in place. For the most part, you want to retain that data which is important to your ongoing operations as well as that data and those records you know you must keep safe and secure for extended periods.
- It is, also, important to bring everyone involved, family members or employees, into the data retention and data destruction loop. Everyone needs to know what data will be vital to the success of the company and what data that must routinely be securely destroyed.
- Secure data destruction comes in to play for the simple reason of space. How much space and storage are you willing to give to the crushing amount of data that comes into your life and business every day? When thoughtfully examined, most people and businesses will realize that most of the data they are exposed to has an extremely limited shelf life and should be securely destroyed as soon as possible.
- Another consideration with regard to data destruction is the question of ongoing risk. Through safe data destruction, a company runs less of a risk with regard to having information stolen or altered for other, possibly nefarious, purposes. In addition, the less data you keep the faster and more efficient your data retrieval systems will be. This can be an enormous boost to productivity and customer service.
Your data center is the critical information hub for your business. Without it, your company may not be a company for long. Your data center stores all of your precious and sensitive company information as well as where your overall systems are watched and monitored. You need a plan for keep your center safe because the corruption of your data is something you can ill afford.
- Believe it or not, many company data centers don’t even have locks on the doors. While you are concerned with a denial of service hacker attack, someone could just walk through the door and access anything they want to. In addition to keeping out intruders, it will keep unauthorized personnel from gaining access and causing all sorts of unintentional data corruption or equipment malfunctions.
- Where your center is located is crucial to the overall safety of your data and information. Like any basic military operation, the perimeter and boundaries must be secured and impenetrable. Data corruption and theft always occurs at those venues that are viewed as being the least protected.
- Speaking of doors, you need to lock the doors that will allow hacker attacks through. You know how vital this data center is to your company’s survival. Hackers will dedicate hours, even days, to trying to find that back door into your system. Your IT precautions and protocols need to be state of the art or risk data loss and worse.
- Further risk factors can include your trash disposal, your secure data destruction by a skilled firm, outside vendors or visitors and natural calamities. How strong is your data center? Can it survive a natural disaster like and earthquake or hurricane? Who gets into your center? What are your security procedures? With regard to data theft or corruption, you need to have it professionally done and all of your non electronic trash must be shredded or destroyed before being thrown out.
You can’t leave anything to chance with regard to the security of your data or the secure data destruction with an experienced firm that you will need to do from time to time. Your data center faces a great many risks but with some planning and foresight, you can keep it, and your company, safe.
The hope and good cheer of the holiday season has embraced us, and we eagerly anticipate the good times ahead spent with family and friends, the arrival of Santa, and the hopeful promise all good things for the New Year! And though we are busy at work and play, we would be remiss if we did not take this opportunity to acknowledge your support through the past year. We truly appreciate you, and thank you for your business!
In keeping with the holidays, BoxQ offices will be closed for the week of December 23 through December 27.
We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!
The Crew at BoxQ
The hope and good cheer of the holiday season has embraced us, and we eagerly anticipate the good times ahead spent with family and friends, the arrival of Santa, and the hopeful promise of all good things for the New Year! And though we are busy at work and play, we would be remiss if we did not take this opportunity to acknowledge your support through the past year. We truly appreciate you, and thank you for your business!
If you are in need of an e-waste removal prior to the New Year, please contact Mark Bell at (877) 499-2697 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pickup date.
In keeping with the holidays, BoxQ offices will be closed the week of December 22nd – December 26th.
We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!
The BoxQ Crew