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Lia Surkis

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The Bottom Line:  Your business’s record storage should be efficient, cost-effective, compliant, and secure!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Dec 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM


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Topics: Shredding, Records Storage, compliance, data breach, information security, document destruction, storage, document storage

The Bottom Line: Shred your shredders!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Nov 17, 2017 2:46:52 PM


Many small to mid-size businesses think they can shred their documents “in-house” with a basic office shredder.  You probably already know and understand the importance of shredding confidential information, but do you realize that shredding in-house is actually putting your business at risk?

There are some clear advantages to outsourcing your business’s shredding to a professional AAA NAID certified document destruction company. Below are just a few reasons to trust the professionals…

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Topics: Shredding, compliance, data breach, information security, document destruction

The Bottom Line: A “Clean-Desk Policy” can protect your business and increase productivity.

Posted by Lia Surkis on Oct 13, 2017 9:28:01 AM

Your work environment can have a major impact on the productivity, creativity, and attention span in the workplace. In recent years, businesses worldwide have been paying more and more attention to the way office spaces are kept by their employees.

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Topics: Shredding

The Bottom Line: Everyone is at risk, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Sep 25, 2017 1:05:45 PM

Just this month, 143 million people were affected by the Equifax security breach. That is almost half the amount of people living in the United States. This was just one of the 918 breaches that have already occurred this year, affecting almost 2 BILLION data records. The overall number of data breaches occurring each year is increasing at an alarming rate. Many industry professionals are now even considering large cyber attacks to be acts of terrorism. 

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Topics: Shredding, Recycling, Customer Service, Product Destruction, compliance, Full-Service, security, data breach, information security, shred, file management, breach, credit

The Bottom Line: The future of records management is here. It’s time to digitize your files.

Posted by Lia Surkis on May 17, 2017 1:12:03 PM

Do you find that your business is wasting valuable time, money and resources digging through files and boxes to locate past records?

Are you paying employees to do the searching for you? It can feel overwhelming looking at boxes and boxes of files.

There is a simple solution that will allow you to get back this time in your day, and streamline your record management. Professional records management services, like Citadel, will scan, index and store your files for you.

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Topics: Shredding, Recycling, Records Storage, Imaging, compliance, Full-Service, security, information security, scanning, digitizing, file management

The Bottom Line: Self-Storage is NOT a good solution

Posted by Lia Surkis on Apr 28, 2017 10:18:37 AM

Self-storage facilities have gained popularity in recent years, and seem to be popping up all over… But is self-storage really a good option when it comes to business documents? The simple answer is NO. Trust the professionals.

There are 3 main reasons that self-storage units are NOT the solution when it comes to business documents and medical records:

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Topics: Shredding, Recycling, Records Storage, compliance, Full-Service, security, information security

The Bottom Line: Data Breaches Can Be Prevented

Posted by Lia Surkis on Mar 31, 2017 11:16:36 AM

How many customers does your company currently have in your database? Think about that number….is it thousands? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Now take that number and multiply it by $158. That is the current cost incurred from each lost or stolen record containing sensitive or confidential information. For most small-to-mid size businesses, that risk can be well over $1 million.

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Topics: Shredding, Recycling, security, electronics recycling, hard drive destruction, data breach, information security

THE BOTTOM LINE: Spring Cleaning! The Time is NOW!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Mar 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Many people use the early Spring as a time for deep cleaning. It’s the perfect time to make a fresh start. The warmer weather and longer days allow you to open your windows, breathe the fresh air, and make time for a deep cleanout.

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Topics: Shredding