Posts by Jared Oleson

Five Reasons to Start Backing Up Your Data on Rotating Tapes

After you press save on your computer, don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet—this doesn’t ensure that your data is securely stored. Between natural disasters and system malfunctions (and let’s not forget user error), your business’s data isn’t truly safe until it’s backed up. Setting up a backup schedule for daily, weekly, or monthly…

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The pros and cons of self-storage units

You’ve got stuff—everyone does. But not everyone has enough space for all of their stuff. That’s where self-storage units come in handy. Self-storage units can be a convenient way to store items; there’s a variety of self-storage options, and they’re offered at a variety of price points. But storage units can have some drawbacks. Are…

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To shred or not to shred: That is the question

Some surprising items you SHOULD shred It’s one of life’s greatest questions: to shred or not to shred? There are certain documents which we all know need to be shredded—things like bank statements and pay stubs. But when it comes to protecting your personal information, there are actually quite a few more documents which should…

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What you can learn from the Marriott and Yahoo data breaches

It seems like a day doesn’t go by without news breaking of another data breach plaguing another company. A recent news story reported that data was stolen from up to 500 million guests who made reservations at Marriott’s Starwood properties. Cybersecurity experts claim that during a smaller 2015 breach, Marriott should have noticed unauthorized access…

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From creation to destruction: the life cycle of a record

Business Records Management

You thought life cycles were only for animals and humans, right? Turns out, records have life cycles too! Obviously, these life cycles are extremely different from one another, but all life cycles start and end the same way. So, what does that cycle look like for a record that many businesses deal with: an invoice?…

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