what policy for handling and disposal of files and removable media throught the company

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how do we handle and dispose the files media thought the cimpany

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Our company simply destroys the hard drives and tapes that we no longer need. It is difficult to completely clear a hard drive of residual data. There are a few companies that offer certified solutions to clean the disks, but those can be expensive.

Although this may seem to do the job (use of a sledge hammer), there are many other ways of destroying hard drives. The use of a sledge hammer can and will put both the person swinging the hammer and the company endorsing this in serious trouble if anyone is hurt doing this.

I’m not sure that I can do this (because of IT’s policies, but I would like to send you a short article entitled “Why and How We Destroy Hard Drives”. It goes into the many ways of destroying hard drives including the sledge hammer.

If you email me at Bowindustries@aol.com, I’ll be glad to send my newsletter to you.

Don Blackburn
Bowindustries@aol.com
(508) 877-2887

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  • Robert Stewart
    What Technochic said but with a really big sledge hammer in the parking lot on Fridays sometimes we have kill old harddrive days. Great for moral, a tech with a sledgehammer funny site for the rest of the companies staff, of course we do clean up after ourselves.
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