Businesses everywhere are changing the way they collect and store data. Hard copy documents are being used less and less frequently, and electronic files are increasing drastically. Of course, this switch generally is beneficial. There is much less paper waste, important documents are much less likely to be lost, and customers like the convenience of digital data. However, this also means that disposing of confidential data has become more complicated. To fully protect your company, employees, and clients, hard drive destruction from a trusted company like Shred Monkey is now a necessity.
Why Hard Drive Shredding?Each computer in your business holds a tremendous amount of valuable, private data. The only way to be sure this data is not stolen or misused is to destroy the physical hard drive itself. Simply deleting the information that needs to remain confidential does not eliminate the risk of exposure because many hackers can actually retrieve the data that was thought to be erased.
How Are Hard Drives Destroyed?Many people don’t know the difference between sanitizing, or erasing, a hard drive, and actual hard drive destruction. With hard drive sanitizing, all data is removed from your computer’s hard drive with software. In the process of actual hard drive destruction, the physical hard drive itself is crushed inside an industrial metal crusher, making the retrieval of any information impossible. The demolished hard drive is then delivered to an electronics recycling facility for disposal.
Can Other Electronics Be Destroyed?
Yes! If you have other electronics to safely dispose of, Shred Monkey also shreds many types of equipment such as:
- Personal and Business Computers
- Cell Phones
- Video Tapes