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Top Tips for Clearing Out the Clutter this Spring

Spring is here! At this time of year, our clients often ask us how to go about clearing the clutter that has been building up. Office clutter stifles productivity, wastes space and dampens employee morale, so in this blog we offer some top tips for clearing out the clutter this spring. Use an ‘on demand’ secure destruction service If you have to clear out a large volume of unwanted files,…

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You Know It’s Time to Digitise Your Documents When…

If your company is like most, then it relies on paper records. But over-reliance on paper can limit your organisation’s success. Here are several signs it may be time to digitise your documents: You Can’t Afford a Privacy Breach Few companies bounce back from privacy breaches. Besides the financial impact, a breached organisation can suffer long-term damage to its reputation. With a professional document scanning solution, your documents are converted…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from a Data Breach

Small businesses are just as vulnerable to data breaches as big corporations. But for many small business owners, investing in breach prevention measures is an afterthought. In this blog, we offer five cost-effective strategies to protect your small business from a data breach. 1. Lock Down Sensitive Documents Every small business should protect its hard copy records. Record centre storage protects confidential documents from internal and external threats by offering:…

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A Secure Destruction Checklist

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in full swing, it is important to review and update the secure destruction process in place within your organisation. It’s not just unwanted paper files that need to be securely destroyed, but also any IT/media including hard drives, USB sticks, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, CDs and data tapes. It is vital that your secure destruction process poses no risk to your firm’s reputation.…

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The Top Reasons Your Business Needs a File Retention and Storage Plan

You can’t throw documents in boxes, tuck them away in a closet, and expect success for your business. Halfhearted document management practices lead to lost productivity, unnecessary audits, and regulatory non-compliance. Here are several reasons your business needs a good file storage and management plan. Reduced Costs For many organisations, regulatory requirements dictate how long documents must be kept for. But filing cabinets take up valuable office space, and rental…

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5 Ways Secure Shredding Helps Your Business

Document shredding may seem like a mundane task, but its impact on your business is anything but boring. How, when, and why you shred documents can play a critical role in the success of your company. In this blog, we highlight five ways a secure shredding service helps your business. 1. Enhancing Productivity You can’t afford to feed documents through a shredder, fix paper jams, and empty shredding bags when…

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6 Document Scanning Dos and Don’ts

If you want to cut the time and costs associated with storing and locating paper records, document scanning is the perfect solution. But there’s also a lot of room for error. Here are several guidelines to help you avoid common document scanning pitfalls: Don’t: Buy the First Scanner You See You’re excited to digitise your documents, so you run to the office supply store and buy a scanner. After spending…

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Ways to Overhaul Your Records Management Programme in 2019

The start of the new year offers an opportunity to get a better handle on your records management. The question is, where to begin? In this blog, we offer tips for overhauling your records management programme in 2019. Conduct a Record Inventory A records inventory provides the foundation for a sound records management programme. Locating and identifying records takes time and effort, so it’s important to get support from your…

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Boosting Your Data Protection Strategy in 2019

2018 was a banner year for data breaches in the UK. Big corporations, including British Airways and Cambridge Analytica, were hacked and thousands of small businesses fell victim to malware and viruses. Data security experts predict 2019 will be even worse. Do you have a data protection plan in place? In this blog, we offer our tips for boosting your data protection strategy in 2019. Backup Critical Data Data backup…

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ADDS are supporting Crisis to #EndHomelessness

The festive season is approaching, and for many people it’s a time to take a break from working life, spend quality time with family and friends, share gifts and enjoy plenty of food. However, for many homeless people, the Christmas period will be spent alone. ADDS supports Crisis charity each year because they give homeless people opportunities, and not just at Christmas, but all-year-round. This year, to mark the 12…

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