Declutter Your Tax Records with Mobile Shredding

Posted by John Barwick on Aug 21 2020

Clutter. Few of us can get away from it. There always seems to be something that we're holding to and some reason to keep it. Whether it's because you don't know if you'll ever need it again or because you have some sort of sentimental attachment to it, the reality adds up to a lot of stuff that really doesn't need to crowd your home. But while it might not be easy to get rid of your old jeans from high school, it seems less likely that you've formed the same sort of emotional bond to your tax records. If you're tired of opening a file cabinet and feeling like it's exploding in unorganized madness every time tax season rolls around, see how you can start to clear it up with the help of mobile shredding. 

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Topics: data security, document security

How Long Do I Keep My Tax Documents: Records Management

Posted by John Barwick on Aug 07 2020

Which records should you keep for tax purposes, and how long should you keep them? The question causes confusion every year during tax season, in part because so many different rules apply.

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Topics: data security, document security

How Secure is Shredding?

Posted by John Barwick on Jul 24 2020

One of the most important components of a business is being able to protect data. A good way to do this is by shredding any paper documents or electronic files. Knowing how safely conduct document destruction methods will not only protect the business but adds credibility for your customers. There are certain regulatory protocols to be met, and shredding helps keep security at optimal levels.

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Topics: data security, document security

Tax Documents: What To Keep What To Shred

Posted by John Barwick on Jul 10 2020

While most people now keep tax documents on their computers, some still keep the documents in paper files. The 2020 tax season was delayed by moving the filing date to July, so it’s tax season for those who did not file their taxes in April. As you file your current year’s tax documents, you should go through your files, especially paper files, to get ready to shred old tax documents and those you do not need to keep. If you do keep a paper file, be sure you keep it in a secure place. You should also have separate files for each year so that you can find the information when you need it.

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How to Protect Your Businesses Data with Document Destruction

Posted by John Barwick on Feb 26 2020

All businesses have confidential data, whether it’s just the contact information and business model of a sole employer or a large business with many employees. Every business also has customers, and that data might include contact information, social security numbers – depending on the type of business and financial information. Lawyers and medical professionals have even more personal information. Businesses need to protect all of this information during the time they are required to keep the information and when they are permitted to destroy files. When employees destroy documents, you are not keeping confidential information safe. Instead, professional document destruction by River Mill Data Management ensures that your documents are safe from prying eyes.

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Topics: 100% shredding policy, data security, Shredding Services

Is Your Business Secure?

Posted by John Barwick on Nov 15 2019

If you have documents and other sensitive data that needs protected, it’s important to know how to secure information in an organization. With identity theft and data breaches on the rise, securing customer data should be one of the first priorities of the management team. Having a standing schedule on how and when sensitive data will be destroyed is key. A shredding schedule improves employee productivity, reinforces accountability, ensures the company is in compliance with regulatory agencies and statutes, aids in fraud prevention, and helps with ongoing cost savings.

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Topics: data management, data security

Make Your Data More Secure With Off-Site Records Storage in Columbus

Posted by techsupport on Oct 14 2011

When businesses consider off-site records storage in Columbus, they usually think of the cost savings that come with letting go of expensive mini-storage spaces or being able to downsize office space and save money on monthly rent costs.  They also may think of how off-site records storage in Columbus can help businesses get more organized, and many document storage companies now have powerful software that can help categorize and tag your records - often down to the individual files.

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Topics: data management, data security, Document Storage, document storage Columbus, off-site records storage Columbus

Data Security and Mobile Shredding Services in Columbus

Posted by techsupport on Sep 23 2011

One of the things to keep in mind as you set up your data security and mobile shredding services in Columbus is that your security is only as good as the people you have enforcing it.  Often we think of those "enforcers" as a stone-faced group of security people suspicious of everyone and leaving doom and gloom in their wake.

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Topics: data security, document shredding Columbus, mobile shredding services Columbus, shredding services, Shredding Services

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