Paper documents and files can take up a lot of space in the office or even at home if your business is carrying out a hybrid model of working. Therefore, paper shredding is an essential process in most offices across the UAE, but some businesses may be wondering how to dispose of confidential information and documents securely and how much it costs to do so.
There are a number of ways that businesses can dispose of their confidential documents depending on their budget, with some being less secure than others.
Paper shredding can be carried out in a few ways, with some methods costing very little to nothing and others costing around 700 dirhams (د.إ). These methods include the following which are ranked on a scale of free to around 700 dirhams (د.إ):
An emirate’s financial landscape can often determine which of the above options is utilised. But as you can see, by not hiring a professional shredding service you will save money in the meantime, but in the long run, your business could suffer at the hands of a data breach .
According to a study conducted in 2020, the MENA area of the UAE was susceptible to costly data breaches resulting in $6.53 million worth of losses for the affected businesses. And with the likelihood of data breaches increasing every year, it is vital that businesses are keeping their confidential information safe and secure, from paper storage to paper shredding.
Data breaches affect not just the business involved, but also their customers, clients, and sponsors. With important confidential information and assets being stolen (such as financial records, personal information of employees and clients, and bank details), document security at every stage is essential to assist in avoiding a data breach.
Utilising a professional paper shredding company, such as Shred-it, will ensure that your confidential information stays secure. We offer a number of paper shredding services that suit any business depending on the amount of paper shredding you require and your budget, and these include the following services:
Paper file storage can take up vital space, but our On-demand Shredding Service will help you to declutter any non-essential documents so you only have to archive paper and documents that you need to keep or are relevant to your business and clients.
Our One Time Paper Shred can work for many businesses, but larger operations may often need a more regular paper shredding service. This is where our Regularly Scheduled Paper Shredding Service can prove cost-effective and help your confidential information stay secure.
Often what is the cheapest way to shred documents is also not the most secure, and how you dispose of those confidential documents is what makes or breaks your business. Paper shredding done right will be secure and all paper is recycled through trusted partners, which is something we can provide our customers.
For more information about our Paper Shredding Services and to get a quote, please get in touch today to see how our services can protect your company, customers, and employees.