If the rampant occurrence of identity theft, data hacks, fraud and cybercrime is anything to go by, it is vital to manage your business information with the utmost care. This is true for the entire life cycle of the data, from the time you acquire it, till the time you discard it. While you may think that investing in a few high-end shredders is sufficient to destroy your confidential documents, it may not be as simple as it appears. More often than not, in-house paper shredding programs turn out to be unsafe, inefficient and costly.
At Crown Information Management, we specialize in records management, as well as destruction services, and are well aware of the perils of in-house shredding. Many of our clients have used that approach in the past, only to realize that secure and cost-effective disposal of records is best left in the hands of professionals. Read on to know more about the disadvantages of in-house shredding.
Hidden Costs: Office shredders may seem like an inexpensive investment, until you start discovering the cleaning, maintenance, and replacement costs associated with operating the shredders. In addition to the equipment cost, you may also want to consider the time, effort and cost of the resources that shred your physical records. There are a number of activities that go into in-house shredding:
Potential Risks: Any missteps before, during, or after the shredding process could present several risks for your business:
Outsource Your Records Destruction to a Professional Shredding Company
Given the various risks and issues, is it really worth opting for in-house shredding? Moreover, the cost of equipment, labor and lost productivity (time spent by employees on shredding, instead of focusing on their core jobs) will far outweigh the cost of outsourcing your record destruction process.
As a SOC1 Level 2 Report, NAID AAA and PCI Certified company, Crown Information Management has the expertise and experience in the safe disposal of confidential or sensitive business records. In addition to paper documents, we also provide destruction of hard drives, digital media and office equipment.
Here are some of the advantages of hiring our record destruction services:
For systematic and safe disposal of your physical or digital records, call Crown Information Management at 800-979-9545. You can also contact us online and request a free estimate for your requirements.
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