While for many of us it seems obvious to secure the physical grounds of a business, securing business data is a new idea. Taking it one step farther, securing sensitive information through firewalls and antivirus programs is important, but have you considered the importance of secure data destruction as well? Data that you no longer need still may have identifying information and other data that would be troublesome if it got in the wrong hands. Here is some more information about the importance of keeping data safe with secure data destruction.
With technology changing so quickly, many businesses have old computers, monitors and hard drives stockpiled somewhere in storage. When old hard drives are not stored in a secure area, the information that was once on those hard drives can be found and taken. Even if all the files were deleted, they can still be recovered and if this information gets into the wrong hands, it is never a good thing. When deleted data is recovered by hackers, there is often personal information left on old documents. The information can vary from home addresses to credit card information to social security numbers. When you don’t secure your data, not only are you putting your employees at risk, but your clients as well. The only way to completely get rid of old or deleted information from hard drives is to have the data destroyed. When shredding hard drives, there are two options, shredding onsite or offsite.
When shredding onsite, an outside company will come to your business and do all the shredding there. The other option is for the company to simply gather up all your old hard drives, place them in a secure vehicle, and then destroy the data at an off site location. The benefits of an offsite location is that the company will have all the technology they need to properly destroy the data while simultaneously recycling all reusable parts. Contact West Coast Computer Recycler for a Quote today!
Secure Data Destruction
Security of your companies data is crucial to your business. Shredding your documents, having a company come onsite to shred your documents or having and offsite company do it for you are all safe options.
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While there are many internet browsing options for desktops, in the iOS mobile world, you basically only have two options: Apple’s Safari or Google’s Chrome. Which is the best mobile browser for you? Since both offer things such as tabs, privacy modes, auto fill features, and sharing options, one of the best ways to break down these two platforms is to check out the unique features that each comes with.
What sets Chrome apart from Apple’s Safari is the use of Google Now. Whenever you open a web search on your phone using Chrome, the microphone button above the keyboard will appear. This will make it possible for you to simply speak aloud whatever you wanted to search instead of typing it in. Google Now is also extremely accurate and almost never mishears you. While Safari also offers a dictation function, it is not nearly as accurate or as easy to use as Google Now. However, one area that Safari has Chrome beat is its Reading List feature. The Reading List allows users to easily add any article to a preexisting list of articles that they’d like to read later. This is a lot easier than using standard bookmarks, which is still used on Chrome. Another fun option is the Social list. This feature allows you to see all the other links and articles that are being shared on your social network platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
One clear difference is the design. Safari is more minimalistic, offers clean lines and a lot of whitespace to make it look more organized. An added feature is once you begin to scroll through a website, the address bar at the top of the screen will slide away giving you the entire screen to view the website’s content – a feature that Chrome does not have. While Chrome’s page layout is not as clean and sleek as Safari, it has one thing that Safari does not. It allows users to access the settings right inside the app such as entering into incognito mode or blocking cookies. With Safari, you can access this information through the iOS Settings app and not directly through the app itself. These are just a few differences that Chrome and Safari offer. Overall, they are both strong platforms for iOS browsing.
If you decide to upgrade your smartphone and want to securely recycle your old phone and destroy the data, contact us to request a quote.
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