Close

i-SIGMA - Blog

Stay up to date and engage in the latest conversation on matters within the secure destruction industry.

A Great Time to Improve

For all the bad things about the pandemic shutdown, one thing is certain; it has forced you to reduce your operations down to the basics. You had no choice but to become as streamlined and efficient as possible. Regardless if you want a life-style business that goes on for decades, or you are creating a […]

Read more »

Market Recovery: Why Vertical Marketing Segments May Not Matter

I was recently asked if there was any information on how certain categories of business… say financial … might be generating more business for i-SIGMA members than another during the shutdown. The answer was no, since the questioner was really interested in knowing if there were surveys or studies on the matter. On the other […]

Read more »

Preventing Data Breaches & Vendor Selection Due Diligence

As many are now aware, Morgan Stanley recently issued a data breach notification, after learning that IT assets disposed of four years ago may not have been properly wiped clean by the vendor they hired to do so at that time. But how did Morgan Stanley end up in this position in the first place? […]

Read more »

The Morgan Stanley Breach Notification: Lessons for Every Electronics Recycling Customer

First, I would like to commend Morgan Stanley. They somehow learned IT assets disposed of four years ago may not have been properly wiped by the vendor they hired to do so at that time. That is not commendable. They should have been more careful. What is commendable, however, is the fact that upon learning […]

Read more »

Data Protection Likely to Emerge with a New Relevance

Things are tough. It perfectly understandable that you, your staff, and your customers are unsettled. It’s going to be that way for a while. As it stands, there’s no shortage of experts talking about the business trends that are going to continue afterward, such as the growth of remote working and the reduction of business […]

Read more »

Why Work from Home Won’t Work for Most

You’ve heard the predictions. The COVID-19 shutdown will change things forever, and work-from-home will soon be the new normal. Mother Nature and the government decided we were all going to stay home for a while, and suddenly, we discovered we don’t need offices anymore. Really? Let’s think this through. Productivity Even though I tend to […]

Read more »

Preparing For the Return to “Normal”

Governments around the world are beginning to lay out guidelines and best practices as they start to announce roll-out plans for re-opening businesses in the near future. By now, you have probably heard of what your local jurisdiction’s plans are for the upcoming weeks, and have started thinking about how your company will respond in […]

Read more »

Crisis Management: Effective Communications in the IG Industry During COVID-19

No, I’m not being trite, talking about what you can do before a crisis begins when we’re two+ months deep into one! While no one could have planned for the COVID-19 outbreak to disrupt the world as it has, secure data destruction and records and information management firms should have tools in place to face […]

Read more »

Protection Measures Guidance

As secure data destruction and/or records and information management business, your services truly are essential. While governments release restrictions and economies prepare to re-open, it is important for clients and potential clients to understand the precautions you as a service provider have taken to keep their and your employees safe. Not only posting something of […]

Read more »

Preparing for What Comes Next

By Bob Johnson, i-SIGMA CEO Last week, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion of four of the smartest people in the secure destruction and RIM services industries about the short- and long-term consequences of the COVID-19 economic shutdown. Below is a summary of the main takeaways.  Members can watch the recording of […]

Read more »