Citadel Blog

The Bottom Line: Document Destruction During Tax Season-The Best Return You Can Get

Posted by Frank Angileri on Apr 14, 2017 3:00:38 PM

Tax season is the busiest time of year for accountants and CPA firms. Not surprisingly, they tend to generate more documents and sensitive information during this time period. Although for many clients, their main priority is receiving the highest tax refund, it is equally important to make sure their confidential tax documentation is being managed and disposed of correctly.

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Topics: Shredding, Recycling, compliance, 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: Is a shred-all policy right for your office?

Posted by Garrett Anderson on Mar 14, 2017 1:38:36 PM

Security. Identity Theft. Data breach. Fraud. What do all these buzzwords have in common? They come up during discussions of ever increasing privacy concerns, and collectively, they cost the US economy billions of dollars each year.

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Topics: Shredding, compliance, policy

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

The Bottom Line: Servicing the Chicagoland area for Document Shredding, Records Storage, and Electronics Recycling to keep your business compliant!

Posted by Frank Angileri on Feb 21, 2017 9:47:35 AM

Business owners and employers are responsible for a great deal. Compliance is just one part of their responsibilities; and although, very important, it is often times overlooked. Having to watch over a multitude of employees and often times over multiple locations, compliance is becoming nearly impossible to manage internally. More and more companies understand the need to outsource document shredding, records storage, electronics recycling, and information management as a whole. The Chicagoland area is home to countless businesses generating TONS of documents and data files containing sensitive information that need to not only be managed and stored within compliance to laws, but also destroyed and recycled properly.

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Topics: Shredding, Records Storage, Customer Service, compliance, Full-Service

THE BOTTOM LINE: GET ONE STEP CLOSER TO SECURING YOUR BRAND AND BUSINESS IDENTITY by destroying your obsolete marketing materials!

Posted by Donna Cooper on Jun 17, 2016 4:29:07 PM

Business information security must include securing your obsolete marketing materials!                                                                Your company’s reputation is dependent on making sure to secure all areas of your business information, including protecting your company’s brand.

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Topics: Product Destruction

THE BOTTOM LINE: WITH “TEAM CITADEL” YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE will leave you feeling calm, cool, and COMPLIANT!

Posted by Donna Cooper on Jun 7, 2016 5:19:08 PM

Great customer service is about the genuinely good things that we make happen during your service experience!

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Topics: Customer Service

THE BOTTOM LINE: The Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLB) and what your business needs to have in place regarding “end of life” of consumer information!

Posted by Donna Cooper on May 26, 2016 4:30:04 PM

Protecting the privacy of consumer information held by "financial institutions" is at the heart of the financial privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Modernization Act of 1999.

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Topics: Shredding, Recycling, Records Storage

The Bottom Line: What Public and Private companies need to know about The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002

Posted by Donna Cooper on May 12, 2016 6:13:55 PM

Does Sarbanes Oxley affect your business?

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Topics: Shredding, Records Storage

THE BOTTOM LINE! TOP 5 REASONS YOU’LL BE ON YOUR GAME MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS RECORDS THIS YEAR

Posted by Donna Cooper on May 6, 2016 5:40:09 PM

The sheer speed in which we generate paper documents today boggles the mind. Storing massive amounts of documents is worthless if you can’t access what you need quicklyMind_Boggled_Employee.jpg, accurately, and in a reliable, efficient and compliant manner.

It is cost prohibitive to attempt to store and manage your own records in this day and age. The internal costs associated with re-thinking your homegrown system is often money out the window.                                                                                                                                                                    

In order to meet today’s standard for compliant records management your organization needs an easy-to-use, comprehensive solution, The Citadel Solution!

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Topics: Records Storage