If you’ve not yet considered on-site shredding for your business, there are a range of benefits to it that a growing number of companies are now taking advantage of. There are the obvious things such as data protection that benefit from on-site shredding services. Here are some considerations to make when choosing the right solution for your business:
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We specialise in secure, confidential document shredding services. As principle members of the BSIA we've built a reputation for exceptional customer service, delivering unrivalled value for money through our highly trained personnel and state of the art technology. We carry out secure paper shredding and document destruction services across a wide range of industries from small SMEs and private households through to large blue-chip organisations. No job is too big or too small. We serve local authorities and government departments including NHS trusts, both regionally and throughout the UK. Our three processing facilities in London, Manchester and Bicester support branch offices nationwide.
The majority of companies shred their confidential documents as part of their security policy, but do you really know what the process involves, or where it has come from? Here are 5 paper shredding facts that you need to know:
#1 Shredders emerged in the 1900s
The first ever shredder was invented in 1909, by Abbot Augustus Low. He patented the idea, however the device was not refined enough to ever be mass-produced. After this, the paper shredder idea was taken and modified by Adolf Ehinger in 2935.
In a world where digitisation is growing and the use of paper is widely declining for many business processes, data is being stored more on hardware such as hard drives, CDs, and DVDs, as well as USB memory sticks or even in specific industries things like X-Rays. All of these media can hold confidential information, that is vital to your business or private information belonging to customers and contacts.