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Migrating Your Company Data to the Cloud?

Here’s How to Protect Your Data During the Process

A cloud-shaped graphic containing lines and nodes sits above a graphic of many lines that appear to be moving upward into the cloud. The background is a color gradient from blue to orange and contains illuminated star-like spots.As more and more companies begin to use the cloud to store their data, it’s important to take the appropriate steps to protect your confidential business data as well as your client’s and vendor’s information when implementing the migration. Take a look:

1. Assess & Categorize Your Data

The first recommended step before migrating your data is to assess what data you have and categorize it by what’s the most important and what needs to be disposed of (is no longer needed).

2. Scan All Important Documents/Files

After you’ve categorized all your documents and files, the next step is to scan everything that you need to keep and have access to.

3. Transfer Any Data off of Outdated Devices

All hard drives and other devices that contain any confidential company data should be assessed. If the data is still relevant and needed, be sure to transfer it to the cloud and delete any unnecessary files.

4. Dispose of All Documents and Files That are Unneeded

Once you’ve scanned and uploaded all documents and files to the cloud, verify everything is accessible and properly stored. Then, have all papers, files and outdated devices and hard drives permanently destroyed.

Ensure Secure Destruction of All Files & Devices

The most important thing to remember is that all documents, files and devices must be permanently destroyed after migrating your company data. Partner with a professional shredding and destruction company to ensure that everything has been destroyed and remember that hard drives and other devices can still contain the smallest bits of information after you’ve deleted files. This information is just enough for a data thief or hacker to gain what they need to steal your corporate ID.

All Points Mobile Shredding is a family-owned and operated company located in Stuart, Florida. We serve business customers throughout Florida and provide onsite mobile shredding and destruction, including documents, files, hard drives, devices, products and apparel. For every shred, we provide a certificate of destruction, which gives you peace of mind that all of your items have been permanently destroyed. Give us a call today or complete the form on this page to learn more.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn is the vice president of All Points Mobile Shredding. All Points Mobile Shredding is a family-owned and operated on-site document destruction company that has been serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, and surrounding areas since 1994.

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