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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 […]

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Two Scary (Anecdotal) Data Points: MRFs with White Paper/The Run on Ink Cartridges

There’s been a lot made of the fact that a considerable portion of the workforce is working from home. The conversation in the industry has focused largely on two areas: What is means now, and what it means for the future. I’m already on record about my feeling that the vast majority of remote workers […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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PRISM Privacy+ Certification: Time to Join the Club!

In March, i-SIGMA announced changes to PRISM Privacy+ Certification making it not only more affordable but also a much stronger sales tool. March is also when COVID-19 made its international debut. You had bigger fish to fry. More Affordable 1) Already PRISM Privacy+ Certified? RIM service providers can now renew Privacy+ Certification without the high […]

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Privacy+ Certification: Should I, or Shouldn’t I?

By: Tom Dumez, CHP, CSCS With my many years of involvement with PRISM and so many relationships that have been formed over the years, I am asked by PRISM members often if they should either pursue or renew their PRISM Privacy+ Certification. The question is always the same: “Should I, or shouldn’t I? What is […]

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Have You Been Waiting for the Phone to Ring?

By: Cory Layes Shredders across the country have experienced a significant downturn in business due to COVID-19. Over the past two months we have spoken to a large number of shredding companies who have experienced a reduction in sales between 25% to 65% Not only does this reduction affect the bottom line, but the customers […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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ITADs and Shredders Note: Conditions Continue to Favor a Data Security Focus

The premise of my last blog was that there is a big benefit to developing your revenue model based on data security services (i.e., consistent revenue). I explained how and why the current downturn in commodity pricing presents a unique opportunity for reposition of your firm as a data-security service, e.g., when commodity prices are […]

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