Recycle Data Tapes

The news media is overrun with stories of data breaches and successful database hacks. These incidents are not only frustrating for the company, but can be absolutely terrifying for the individuals whose data was compromised. These breaches result in millions of dollars in costs to the owners of the databases. These companies must tighten security, and spend money making things right for their customers. Providing free memberships to identity theft protection websites or paying for credit reports for affected consumers are just a couple of the issues that cost firms millions of dollars after a cyber attack. Plus, a data breach or hacking also damages a company's reputation with other companies and with consumers. As a result, it is important to be proactive with proprietary information. Don't wait until a negative event has happened to take action to protect your organization and your clients. This applies to all facets of information and digital storage.

When you are looking to recycle digital media, it is important to choose a method and recycling provider that are safe and secure. This not only protects you and your company, it protects the clients who have put their trust in you to protect their most sensitive personal and financial information. Before you enter into negotiations to recycle data tapes and media, you should find a provider. The following criteria will help you narrow down the field and choose a digital media recycling provider that will protect your company and your clients.

  • Look for a company that has been in business for many years and has a proven track record. Reputation is everything, and this includes data tape recyclers.
  • Check reviews of the company online and offline to see what other customers have to say about the services they received.
  • Check with the local Better Business Bureau or other organization to obtain recommendations on the best data tape recycling providers in your area.
  • Look outside your community - many times you can find better providers online, especially if you live in a small or rural community.
  • Don't base your choice only on price - sticking to a budget is important, but you should not sacrifice security to save a few dollars. Remember - if your data tape recycling provider has a security breach, any money you save on the recycling contract will be wiped away by the exorbitant amounts you will spend to clean up after a data breach.

Once you have identified a data tape recycling provider, you should then ask a few questions to determine whether you can enter into a contract, or if you should keep looking:

  • What are the costs involved with data tape recycling? There will be a fee for the actual recycling of the tapes. There may also be fees for transportation, storage and other necessary services.
  • How does the company recycle data tapes? Do they wipe the information from the tapes before they recycle them? What procedure is used for removing the data from the tapes? It is important to choose a company that will ensure that all information is removed from the tapes and cannot be recovered by any method at a later date. Just because information doesn't appear on a tape doesn't mean it cannot be later recovered by an expert.

It is important to recycle data tapes to protect organizational and client information. Recycling tapes cuts down on storage costs and keeps your facility clean of bulky containers of tapes full of outdated information. Recycling data tapes also helps to conserve the earth's resources and keep the planet clean. If you are looking to recycle data tapes to keep information safe, while sticking to a reasonable budget, we can help. We have a proven track record in the industry, and protect your information like it was our own. Give us a call or fill out our short form to have a member of our team contact you to find out what we can do to help you recycle your data tapes in a safe and secure manner, without breaking the bank.

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Data destruction is a hot topic of late, as organizations of all shapes and sizes are working to develop policies and practices to make sure they protect their best interests and comply with industry regulations.

When considering the best way to destroy some of your data, it should first be mentioned that it’s important to develop clear and concise rules and regulations for data storage and destruction within your organization. Failing to do so can be dangerous on many levels in today’s world.

Types of Data Destruction
There are a few forms of data destruction that are currently used including shredding, degaussing, and incineration.

Shredding and incineration result in the total destruction of a tape or disk, while degaussing sees the magnetic field of a tape reversed. Degaussing a data storage tape paves the way for a tape to be reused again.

Tape Recycling
There is absolutely no reason an organization shouldn't consider recycling used data storage tapes. Not only is it a highly SECURE process but its environmentally responsible, highly auditable and it will also put money back into your pocket.

At Big Data Supply, we offer top dollar for used tape cartridges. Instead of perfectly good tape being destroyed, we degauss them and give them a second life. This is not only lucrative for those who sell tapes, it’s also a great deal for those who can save money by investing in recycled tapes.

The Art of Meeting Industry Regulations
Leading regulatory bodies including HIPAA, SOX, Sarbane Oxley, and the SEC take the maintaining of data very seriously. As you build and grow your data storage environment, you must deeply consider the rules and regulations that are set forth by regulatory bodies.

We work daily with organizations seeking to understand how to meet industry regulations for data destruction. Have a question? We would be happy to help!

Never Throw a Single Data Storage Tape in a Dumpster
One of the worst things you can do is throw a tape or disk into a dumpster. There are countless stories of data being stolen from the trash or organizations being fined by regulatory bodies for the incorrect disposal of data. Our data tape recycling process can include volser and serial number scanning and complete chain-of-custody reporting.

Have questions about data destruction? We’d be happy to help. Please either call or e-mail us, and we’ll get you on the right track.

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