This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes, Inc. . All opinions are 100% mine.
According to the Ponemon Institute, data theft is is on the rise. The year 2013 brought with it a 30% higher incidence of data breaches over the previous year, and with each incident averaging a cost of $5.4 million, we're talking about a serious issue. And while many offices these days rely on off-site document shredding options, the cost of these can be up to 55% higher over a three year period than in-house alternatives, like the Fellowes AutoMax line of walk-away shredders.
These shredders have large bins that can accommodate up to 500 sheets of paper, which you simply have to drop in and walk away from. A patented system of rotating paddles, called SureFeed Technology, ensures that anything that's in that drawer gets fed into the cross-cutting blades. You also don't have to worry about anything jamming, thanks to the machines' JamGuard system, which will automatically reverse directions when it senses a potential clog. And it's not just paper you can shred: CDs, DVDs, paper clips and staples… the machine will chew it all up. Finally, if you're worried about someone fishing something out of the bin after you've walked away, know that the SmartLock system will prevent them from doing so: once engaged, the drawer will lock until that batch is done.
Like doing periodic backups of your hard drives, getting into the habit of regularly shredding your documents is good office hygiene. It's easy to ignore it until you become a victom, but then it's too late. Fellowes AutoMax is a simple, cost-effective way to stay secure and it's one you should seriously consider.