Data shredding: Why it is so important

You may have heard the term data shredding in regards to data security, but what does it mean for you and your business? In this article, we answer all the questions that you might have about this topic and how to go about it safely.

What is the Purpose?

The purpose is to keep your data out of the wrong hands when your device comes to the end of its life. This might be because you have used the computer, laptop, tablet or phone to the best of its abilities, or it could be that you are upgrading your business to better models more suitable for staying on the cutting edge.

What is It?

Essentially, it is the removal and complete destruction of data from your device’s hard drive. On your computer, all the information that you have input is stored on your hard drive as a series of 0’s and 1’s, and these can persist even after you have deleted all your documents and removed them from the recycle bin on your desktop.

Some tech-savvy individuals can retrieve the information that you thought you had deleted, but first, they need access to your hard drive.

Your hard drive is located in your computer and can be stolen by data thieves if you improperly dispose of your PC. Improper disposal of your computer includes sending your PC to general waste or leaving it at the local tip. If you want to be sure that it is handled correctly, then you should be looking at reverse data logistics to wipe all your information fully.

How Does It Work?

The process of wiping your device involves a few different stages, of which shredding your data is only one. Before the shredding, however, we may also offer you data transfer and data erasure services to ensure that you can move your important files to a new device, and receive a thorough software deletion.

Shredding your data is the physical destruction of your hard drive; where data erasure uses a programme to wipe your PC; it takes the physical hard drive and rips up the metal beyond recognition, so that no thrifty data thief would be able to make head or tail of your information.

Mobile Shredding

You might be asking about mobile shredding because you want your company phones shredded before you purchase upgrades, or you might be looking for more information about this because you are looking for a service which collects your devices too, which we also offer. For a wide-reaching, hassle-free IT asset disposal, get in contact with us on 01524 580900.

Why Choose Us

We have accreditations and certificates to back-up our comprehensive knowledge of all things to do with IT recycling. We are dedicated to staying ahead of our competition, pushing us to understand the latest technology and developments in our area. Call us for a quote or for general queries about your ICT equipment; we’ll be more than happy to help.

At ICT Reverse, we understand the value secure and reliable data shredding services bring to your business. From just £1 per tape or hard drive*, you can protect yourself from data risks and safeguard your businesses continuation.

Our data shredding services are ISO accredited (9001, 14001, 27001) and fully compliant with GDPR. We are an ADISA member with distinction, are compliant with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment reporting, and an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility. All this means you can trust us to responsibly destroy your physical data – we’ve been doing so for 20 years.

With dedicated account managers, competitive pricing, scheduled collections, and a UK-wide service, ICT Reverse is a data shredding company you can trust. Contact us today to let us know your requirements.