Protect Your Information by Ditching Your Shredder

Flotsam vs Jetsam

A closeup image showing the hands of a person feeding documents into the top of an office shredding machineHave you ever heard the terms flotsam and jetsam? They are two words used to describe different types of marine debris. Jetsam refers to debris intentionally thrown overboard by a ship’s crew in distress in an attempt to lighten the ship’s load. Flotsam, on the other hand, refers to debris that was not deliberately thrown overboard, often resulting from a shipwreck.

Ditch Your Shredder Before It Ditches You

No one wants to be involved in a shipwreck, and DIY shredding can be just that. In fact, turning your shredder into jetsam may protect your business from becoming flotsam. In other words, ditching your shredder now could potentially save your business from disaster. Here are two primary reasons why:

1. Time Is Money

Your business is built on invested time and money, as well as knowledgeable and experienced staff. If your valuable staff spend any part of their day feeding paperwork into a shredder, they are being pulled away from their core responsibilities to perform tasks someone else could do. This is costly, frustrating, and a poor use of your most valuable resource.

To provide the best environment for protecting information, documents should be properly shredded immediately at the time they are disposed of. Unfortunately, discarded documents often pile up on desks or next to shredders, or they end up in the trash can or recycling bin. If any of this occurs, your company may be in violation of data privacy laws.

When you ditch your shredder and use a professional shredding service, you can let your staff remain productive. Having private information professionally shredded is a more affordable way to destroy and protect your sensitive information while keeping your company compliant with privacy laws.

2. Privacy Is Law

If you choose to destroy your confidential information in house, you risk violating your legal obligation to protect that information from identity thieves and business fraudsters. A breach of private information can result in unwanted lawsuits, fines, and damage to your business reputation and brand.

A shredding machine does not provide any third-party proof that you have shredded documents. When you shred your documents using an office shredder, there is no way to verify that the documents have been securely destroyed.

When you ditch your shredder for a local, reputable shredding company, they can provide your business with locked shredding collection containers where documents can be securely stored until they are destroyed and you are provided with a Certificate of Destruction to prove your compliance with data privacy laws in case of an audit.

Protect Yourself and Your Company

Apex Shredding provides Northern Colorado businesses and residents with NAID AAA Certified information shredding. We can set up a convenient shredding schedule for your business or handle your one-time file purges. For more information or to book your shredding service, give us a call at 907-532-5007 or complete the form on this page. We will provide the best alternative to your shredder so that you and your business can stay afloat.

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