Why Do-it-Yourself Document Destruction Doesn’t Work

Sunday, June 22, 2014 11:49 am, Posted by Absolute Destruction

In recent years, do-it-yourself (DIY) in business has become an often beneficial option for companies trying to cut costs by limiting the outsourced services they purchase. All too frequently, however, companies try to save on services that are more intricate than they seem and the results can be disastrous.

With regard to document destruction specifically, there is a huge risk involved in selecting a DIY strategy. Although it may appear that the secure and thorough destruction of documents is a simple task that can be done in-house, this is far from the case. In fact, many of our first time clients have said that they attempted the document destruction process on their own only to realize that it is too crucial and too fraught with pitfalls and uncertainty.

Absolute Destruction has been in the business for many years and we have heard all the stories of botched in-house efforts. Clients are usually honest about the hurdles they faced and the mistakes they made. Although we can’t share any particular story, here are a few of the many things to consider when considering a DIY approach.

Who can handle the task within your company?

If you’re a business owner with an appreciable amount of data that needs eradication, chances are you won’t be spending hours at the shredder or disassembling and properly disposing of hard drives yourself. This means that you will need to find someone within your company whom you trust implicitly and who is also capable of understanding the legal nuances, environmental issues, and logistics that come into play. At Absolute Destruction we take a consultative approach in order to complete the job in the most efficient way possible. We make sure you have the adequate amount of bins and consoles and ensure that all the ever-changing regulations are complied with.

Who do you trust with this task?

It is also paramount to realise that when dealing with the disposal of employee records, customer information, contracts or any other type of sensitive document, trust is key. At Absolute Destruction we have hinged our reputation on the safe, effective, and environmentally friendly destruction and disposal of sensitive information.

How do you ensure that the process is completed to your satisfaction?

This is the concern that nags at our customers the most. You have delegated the task in-house, but how can you be sure that all of your confidential information was truly taken care of? It just takes one missing piece of information to cause a lot of damage and this is why verifiability is so important. Absolute Destructions works on-site at your offices so that you can be certain that no sensitive piece of information is left behind. We don’t haul your information away intact and send you a certificate claiming that it has been properly disposed of. We complete the job in front of you and make sure you have peace of mind in knowing that your information is gone for good.

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