Choosing a Qualified Data Destruction Company

The following article outlines important questions a business or individual should consider before hiring a data destruction company.  The list below is a reprint from an article published by Network World of the 13 characteristics potential customers should consider. How to Choose a Data Destruction Company How well does the service understand the various government guidelines or security classifications regarding …

An Expensive Oversight over Private Information

Running a successful and efficient business is something owners, shareholders and engaged employees alike aspire to do.  It goes without saying that the increasing demands on our time, a struggling economy and the desire to do more with less drive business decisions.  Determining what takes precedence and where precious resources get spent is incredibly important.  This brings me to the …

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Jeff Lanza, a former FBI agent, recently spoke in Omaha about cyber fraud and identity theft.  He gave a number of tips regarding protecting yourself and your business from falling prey to these types of white collar crime.  Below are the highlights of this informative session: How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft Omaha has the 5th highest incidence of …

Datashield at Omaha Earth Day 2012

The 42nd anniversary of Earth Day is fast approaching. What started as a grassroots movement to protect the environment has grown into an impressive force to be reckoned with demanding a plan for the future of our planet. Protecting Your Data, and the Environment At DataShield our primary effort is to protect information and destroy data, but we also believe in …

What are the Basel Convention and the Basel Ban?

The Basel Convention is an international treaty aimed at minimizing the amount of hazardous waste moved between countries.  Specifically it addresses waste moving from affluent, developed countries to less developed countries.  It also incorporates the reduction of hazardous waste, calls for waste to be managed as close to the source as possible and assists less developed countries with sound hazardous …

6 Important Reasons to Shred Confidential Information

You may be asking yourself if it’s really necessary to have a professional document shredding service.  Asking the question is a step in the right direction.  The following six steps outline some of the most important reasons your business can’t afford not to have a professional paper shredder. Why You Need Professional Paper Shredding Services 1.)    It’s the law. The …

Repercussions for Electronics Recyclers that Mishandle Material

Whether you represent a business upgrading electronic equipment or simply looking for an outlet for that box of unwanted electronics in your basement, it’s important to do your electronic recycling homework. All e-waste services are not created equal. 5 Questions for Prospective Recyclers: What happens to the items after I bring them to you? Do you have a written landfill …