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Paper documents – alive and well!

We’ve been told for decades that the paperless office is just around the corner, but if your workplace or home is like most others, that promise still seems a long way off.

Even in this digital age most of us store a large number of paper documents, and it seems that is the way many like it. A recent US survey found that 70% of respondents would rather manage their finances using printed documents, with 65% preferring to receive both digital and printed versions of documents.

Why does paper still play such a major role in our lives? Readability and ease of use are probably the main reasons, as well as the sneaking (if probably unfounded) suspicion that digital document delivery and storage is somehow less secure.

When you consider the types of printed documents we tend to receive, it’s easy to see how security is a real concern: bank account and credit card statements, driver’s licence renewals, insurance policies, council rates, details of shareholdings — a smorgasbord of sensitive private data for any would-be identity thief. Add to that list printed photos and a criminal would have everything needed to create a false identity.

Whether it’s your own private data or that of clients and customers, don’t risk it falling into the wrong hands. Implement regular shredding by document-destruction professionals.

Brisbane Document Destruction Service takes the hassle, risk and the guesswork out of document shredding. We offer easy, convenient and cost-effective services, with lockable security bins (minimum order of two) delivered to and picked up from your premises by secure transport. All documents are taken to an approved site for total destruction, erasing all data.

Call us today on (07) 3167 6190, let us tailor a document-destruction solution for your business.