Citadel Blog

The Bottom Line: Our annual fund raiser was a big success again this year. Nothing beats out seeing animals find their furever homes!

Posted by Team Citadel on Aug 4, 2017 4:45:54 PM

SHRED4RESCUES 2017 was our biggest and best event yet! “Team Citadel” would like to thank all the people and rescue groups who participated and volunteered to make this event possible.

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Topics: Customer Service

The Bottom Line: Protecting your digital records is more important than ever. Hire a AAA NAID certified company to shred and recycle ALL your electronic devices now!

Posted by Frank Angileri on Jun 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Your electronic devices now contain more and more confidential information as our world becomes more digital; that’s why it is essential to properly dispose of decommissioned electronics. Computers, laptops, and hand held devices are a vital part of doing business. While they increase efficiency in your operations, technology is continually moving forward, leading to a pile of obsolete devices containing all of your confidential and proprietary information cluttering your office.

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

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: 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


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