Monday, 20 November 2017

Things To Keep In Mind During Media Destruction

When technology becomes obsolete or document files have lived past their sell-by date, it is necessary to get rid of files as well as the hardware. Throwing away such hardware is the option used many a times, but it is an amateurish move. Here are tips to handle Media Destruction in Dubai.

1. Categorize media

Media destruction is a crucial and non reversible activity. Select only those pieces that are to be destroyed for sure and keep them apart from the rest of the lot.

2. Ensure there are no backups, unless necessary.

The purpose of media destruction gets lost if the destroyed files still have a copy in the real world. Having a back up in real situations is good, but is ill advised in media destruction. One stray copy of a document nullifies the act of destroying documents.

3. No compromises

If the data is in a crucial piece of hardware, you may be tempted to not destroy it completely, choosing to format the hard drive. Remember that this method is useful only to increase the capacity of the storage hardware by wiping existing data. However, shoddy destruction can mean that hackers can unlock and reveal the data that you thought you erased. Physical destruction of the object sometimes is the only option. Don’t forget to think about this while destroying media on a hard drive.

If possible, hire a trustworthy media destruction service in Dubai. They will make sure that every last trace of your closed door meetings and decisions are safe with you and the professional cleaners that and came all day.

These tips will come in handy when you think of destroying media in your office space.

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