Why Professional Data Destruction Matters to Your Business



Data security is vitally important for businesses of any size. One data breach can cost you time, money, a valuable client, or a top-level employee. When you have old or outdated computer hardware, or you want to upgrade your system’s current memory, data destruction should be an important part of that process. Today’s blog from IT Supply Solutions explains why professional data destruction matters to your business.


Data destruction is not about deleting files on your computer and then running a magnet over your hard drive. You need to follow the best industry practices to ensure no one can access the data on a hard drive ever again. IT Supply Solutions meets or exceeds the U.S. Department of Defense standards for data destruction. These standards require a combination of wiping, degaussing, and/or physical destruction.

Cost Savings

Professional data destruction saves you money in the long run by reducing or eliminating the sensitive data stored in on-site hard drives. Rather than purchasing 10 more hard drives to upgrade the memory capacity of your current computers, all you need to do is invest in cloud-based storage using the internet you already have on hand. It is cheaper (and safer) to switch to cloud computing versus expanding the memory of your computers every year.

Legal Requirements

Some industries, such as medical, legal, and financial, must follow strict privacy laws to maintain customer, patient, or client confidentiality. Professional data destruction means your business complies with HIPAA, FACTA, or the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act when you need to secure the private information of your client base.

Author: IT Supply Solutions