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Reasons to Update Your Document Retention Policy

When It’s Time to Change Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, said, “Change before you have to.” It’s a simple yet powerful quote. Things change and progress happens with or without us, and by being proactive, we have a better chance of remaining in control, being successful, and avoiding costly embarrassment. This…
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How Failed Backups Lead to Lost Revenue

What Are Backup Failures? The best way to prevent data loss is to back up electronic data on a daily basis, if not more frequently. Some of the reasons backup files are necessary are in the event of: Accidental deletion of files. Hardware or software failures. Damaged files or equipment due to environmental disasters like…
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How Drop-Off Shredding Works

I recently had lunch with an old friend of mine. Rather than eat out, I just brought a pizza to his small office space. Will often has papers all over his desk. Not because he’s disorganized, but because he’s usually got several small projects going on at the same time. In trying to clear a…
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How Quality Control Can Make or Break Your Scanning Project

Scanning documents seems like a straightforward task. Who would ever think that it would require more than just simply scanning and saving? But history has shown that poorly-scanned documents have led to major problems and issues, and many are irreversible. That’s why quality control (QC) should be part of the whole project scanning process, from…
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What Are Archival Documents?

Whether you’re aware of it or not, all of us are archivers. Anytime you move inactive emails to another folder instead of deleting them, upload photos to the cloud from your phone to declutter, or physically move your 2021 tax return file from your desk to your file cabinet, you are archiving. So, what is…
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What Can and Can’t Go in a Shred Collection Container

Biting the Bullet: A Business Story Our business discards paper records with customer information on a daily basis. We tried shredding them ourselves, but realized that doing that takes far too much valuable time. Our security cameras have also shown people digging through our garbage and recycling at night and that made us a little…
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It’s Time to Brush Up on Records Management Best Practices

Reasons to Brush Up You get rusty. This old idiom describes what happens when you don’t practice what you know. Although much of your records management practices are used regularly, there are some areas that may be less frequently used and would benefit from a refresh. The longer we go without practicing something, the harder…
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How Document Scanning Can Revolutionize Your Business

The Evolution of Things Each new generation laughs at the previous generation’s outdated technology, despite the fact that it was the forerunner that made the new technology possible. One definition of the word “dinosaur” is something that is impractically large, out of date, or obsolete. While the present generation is anxious about keeping up with…
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How to Choose a Local Records Management Company in Augusta, GA

Don’t feel bad if choosing a local records management company in Augusta, Georgia has got you feeling indecisive. Throughout its prodigious history, the great state of Georgia has been known to change its collective mind. Augusta Has a Special Distinction If I were to ask you what Georgia’s state Capital is, hopefully you would instantly…
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Celebrating Earth Day with Document Shredding

Celebrate and Invest Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans’ Day, and Thanksgiving Day are all examples of specially-designated days only celebrated by citizens of the USA. Earth Day is a unique, globally-recognized day that was implemented on April 22, 1970, and has continued as an annual event that is…
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