Boston is known for its financial district, with businesses in all industries choosing the historic harbor town as a headquarters. But this focus on business and economics means that many area professionals share a commitment to keep data on servers and PCs as safe as possible. One data breach can cost companies severely, both in fines and lost business.
One major area of concern for Boston businesses is equipment disposal. If an organization kept the same equipment for decades, it wouldn't be as much of an issue, but eventually any business will be tasked with removing old PCs and servers from its facility. When that happens, National Computer Warehouse Services (NCWS) can help dispose of equipment while also ensuring all data is completely destroyed.
Hard Drive Erasure/Sanitation
Whether you re disposing of a server, workstation, or laptop, each piece of hardware has one thing in common: all data is stored on the hard drive. Remove the hard drive and the rest of the device can be safely donated or repurposed. At NCWS, we ensure the hard drive is either completely destroyed or that all data on it is wiped clean before passing it on. Because this is done to your specifications, you ll have the peace of mind of knowing you can satisfy your data security requirements.
Our hard drive erasure services go well beyond simply wiping the drive using software. We use a process called degaussing, where the magnetic makeup of the hard drive itself is changed, rendering all data on that device completely inaccessible. Whether or not you've attempted to wipe the drive prior to it arriving at our location, this measure will remove everything on your drive.
Hard Drive Shredding/Destruction
At one time, IT professionals punched holes into hard drives or smashed them with hammers to destroy them. In recent years, though, this has been proven to be unreliable, since data can still be accessible as long as the hard drive is mostly intact. At NCWS, we use a process called hard drive shredding to break the hard drive into as small pieces as possible to make it completely unusable.
For businesses that require it, we can provide a certificate that details exactly how each piece of equipment was destroyed or sanitized. This certificate can be kept on file to show that you are taking your customer data security needs seriously and intend to continue to do so well into the future.
For more information on our equipment recycling & disposal options contact us for a custom quote. For your convenience (and at no charge) a project manager will be assigned to your account to ensure a seamless service experience!