Are you Being a Victim of Improper Computer Disposal?

October 20, 2010

Budget Business Computers

IT Asset Management
A useful piece of information for you, your CIO, and your CFO is that Budget Business Computers can and will effectively and affordably handle the disposal of IT assets.

No one needs to tell you that the federal privacy laws are more detailed and far reaching than they have ever been. You know that all American companies must comply with laws, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (applies to privacy of financial records) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which applies to maintaining privacy of medical records. Notably, these privacy laws apply to any company holding financial or medical data on employees or customers, not just financial and medical businesses.

Corporate espionage is a large problem. Proprietary data stored on obsolete computers is an area that most company officials do not consider when developing privacy and data security plans.

Many times CIO’s think that wiping a hard drive is sufficient to destroy sensitive data. Actually, it is not. Given today’s forensic abilities data can be retrieved from hard drives that have been “wiped.” Additionally, frequently accessed data is also stored on the RAM/ROM chips. Often companies store their out of date machines as a method of guarding privacy. This system has two flaws. First, if the computer’s operating system is out of date, the company has to restore the system in order to wipe the hard drive. Second, stored computers are often borrowed or stolen. In either event, the data can fall into malicious hands.

For businesses seeking to responsibly comply with privacy regulations and protect their proprietary data working with a firm set up to destroy old IT technology is a wise idea. Budget Business Computers (BBC) can certify destruction of data because the company destroys old computer hardware and processes glass, plastic and metals for re-use, rather than refurbishing and reselling systems and components.

Prior to disposal, Budget Business Computers stores all systems in a secured area. BBC can prove a clear chain of custody before the systems are destroyed, thereby allowing for certification of data and hardware destruction.

Be safe.

Be able to prove your privacy laws compliance with…

Complete certified destruction of all sensitive data.

For more information or to discuss your business needs

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How to Turn Your Surplus Capital Assets Into Cash

June 20, 2010

Does your company or organization have IT equipment that is at its end-of-life? Who wants to liquidate any obsolete computer equipment or other miscellaneous surplus capital assets?

I can quickly turn those surplus assets into working capital. Please call me at 513-617-4822 or email me at and I will explain all the ways I can immediately turn surplus capital assets into CASH.

Is data really eradicated when you press the delete key or reformat your hard drive?

March 25, 2010

DOD Certified Data Erasure
Making sure the data on hard drives is destroyed is crucial when disposing of end-of-life or defective computers. Reformatting hard drives, however, is not enough!

Budget Business Computers understands the importance of keeping your data secure. You must use methods of data destruction that are guaranteed.. We provide hard drive recycling and hard drive disposal that eliminates the worry of identity theft or theft of proprietary or sensitive data or information. Based on individual client requirements, we will:

  • Physically destroy the hard drives, utilizing our state-of-the-art hard drive shredder, or
  • Overwrite the data following the strict specifications of the Department of Defense (DOD 5220.22-M).

Seeing is Believing

Budget Business Computers allows clients to witness the destruction of their hard drives on site. Clients are welcome to watch the hard drive disposal process and magnetic media shredding at our Cincinnati location. Our clients can schedule a live remote viewing via web cam.

If your security needs do not require the severity of hard drive disposal, we also offer hard drive recycling. This process involves the usage of overwrite software (meeting Department of Defense & Military Standards) that electronically destroys the data on your hard drive while leaving the hard drive intact. This hard drive recycling process keeps your hardware out of landfills while providing the assurance that your data is removed.

Budget Business Computers will also provide a Certificate of Destruction to keep on file and relieve you or your business of any further liability.

Please call Michael Sutter at 513-617-4822 for more information.

Refurbishing and Recycling Computers is important to our Environment

February 2, 2010

Refurbishing and recycling computers is an important part of a sustainable waste strategy and helpful to the environment. Don’t get caught red handed dumping electronic equipment in the wrong place. Budget Business Computers takes computer equipment and prepares it where possible for reuse or alternatively recycling components. We like to learn about companies who require proper disposal of IT equipment in an environmentally responsible way. We provide comprehensive IT disposal service including collection and certified data erasure. Your old equipment is then reused in schools in The Cincinnati Region. Please phone me at 513-617-4822, if you think I can help you or your clients.

Disposal of IT Equipment

January 27, 2010


Refurbishing and recycling computers is an important part of your company’s sustainable strategy.

Budget Business Computers takes your computer equipment and prepares it for reuse. Alternatively we recycle components (metals and plastics) in an environmentally safe manner. 

We like to learn about companies who require proper disposal of IT equipment; as we provide a disposal service which includes on-site audit/collection and certified data erasure and many more services. Your old equipment can then be reused in schools, small businesses or Churches in The Cincinnati Region. Please let me know if I can help. Michael Sutter-513-617-4822.