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Hard Disk Shredding – How it Works and Why it’s Necessary

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Hard Disk Shredding

As a business owner, you understand the necessity of shredding outdated and sensitive information to keep your company, and your clients, safe from identity thieves. The first important step is to contact a professional company like IntelliShred to handle document and hard disk shredding.

There are different ways to destroy and protect confidential information on computer hard disks. They range from using software to the physical destruction in the form of hdd shredding. When you want to get rid of sensitive data, you need to consider the method that is most effective and affordable.

The use of software may help you to save the hard disk, but it can be quite costly. In many cases, it is necessary to repeat the process to get the results you want.

There are several reasons to use the physical method:

Recycling your equipment

You can embark on hard disk shredding while recycling the rest of the equipment. If you are dealing with many computers, this method will help to save time as you can deal with a large amount of equipment at the same time. If you are upgrading all the computers in your company, this method will help you to overhaul everything at the same time.

Using professional services

IntelliShred offers hard disk shredding services, and we guarantee effective results. It’s especially important to use professionals when you are dealing with sensitive data.

When you are dealing with sensitive information, you’ll want it shredded on-site for a more secure chain of custody.

Consider privacy laws

When destroying data, you have to consider the privacy laws. Sensitive data falling into the wrong hands can be very costly and can have serious legal implications for the company. Using professional services will help to prevent this from happening. With IntelliShred, you’ll get a Certificate of Destruction to show you’ve complied with the law.

Specialized shredders

Hard drives have metal parts; this means they need special equipment to do the shredding. A reliable company must have quality equipment that ensures all data is destroyed. IntelliShred has the experience and equipment necessary to do the job properly.

If you opt for on-site hard disk shredding, you are guaranteed all destroyed material will be recycled properly.