We get it, it does seem easier to just do a ‘job lot’ when it comes to disposing of the redundant technology, the broken I.T equipment and the old backup tapes left lurking in those dark corners of the office.
And sure, in smaller businesses we appreciate that sometimes the responsibility of asset disposal can be allocated to a person who has a ‘million other things to do’ for their actual and often unrelated role within the organisation.
So, it’s not really a surprise that some businesses may choose to do a job lot when it comes to disposing of their redundant assets, however it is really worth investigating if that disposal company has the right capabilities to deal with tape media in the most effective and secure way, as sometimes taking the easy option can come at an almighty price (one a great deal higher than a specialised tape disposal).
Of course, many disposal companies can be fantastic at what they do, but because ‘what they do’ can often focus on destroying the physical assets, they may not always consider the data that’s on that tape media, so without having a verified process of data erasure for disposing of your backup tapes they may not be able to guarantee that all the data has been completely removed (you may be surprised just how much data could actually be left of even the smallest of tape shreds after it has been destroyed).
Of course, there may be times when using a general disposal option for tape would suffice, but if those tapes hold any company sensitive or personal data then surely only a complete tape data erasure processes would be suffice? When it comes down to it, if you are disposing of tapes which contain any personal data then by not doing it correctly you are putting your organisation at risk of a data breach…it’s that simple.
With the newGDPR guidelines, now more than ever, it is imperative that businesses have a secure, certified, traceable and trustworthy method of disposing of data, it’s really not something that can be left to chance anymore.
When considering tape disposal, the important questions shouldn’t be around convivence or costs, but about having the complete confidence that there is absolutely no trace of your data left somewhere out there.
Insurgo Media’s KIT process is the only one of its kind on the market, as it is the only process that can 100% guarantee that ALL, every single trace, of data has been removed from your tapes, with complete traceability end-to-end, so you know exactly what has happened to your tapes and more importantly your data.
What’s more, it also allows these tapes to be re-used as if they were new, which means that companies are not only getting that complete confidence in their tape disposal but also helping them to reduce their economic footprint.
If you would like to find out more about Insurgo’s KIT process or would like to discuss anything tape, contact our team of Tape Media Experts on +44 (0) 1495 372 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org