Small Business

Iron Mountain’s Small Business experts discuss data management and security for small businesses. Learn more about records management, small business data backup and the best practices for protecting and accessing your business’ documents.

How to Avoid a Document Shredding “Deflategate”

The Super Bowl’s over. But the investigation into whether the New England Patriots intentionally decreased pressure in footballs to gain an edge during the AFC championship game, or what has become known as “Deflategate,” continues. The main unanswered question: Who was holding the pigskin immediately before kickoff? In information management […]


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Compliance: Don’t Let it Become a Liability

  If you know the name Everett Dirksen, it’s likely because of the longtime Illinois congressman’s quote about government expenditures: “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” Dirksen’s quip could certainly stand some adjusting for inflation. For example, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) […]


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A Lesson From the IRS Email Scandal: Get Organized

I’ve always tried to follow the old maxim “Never discuss religion or politics in polite company.” But whatever your political affiliation, a recent firestorm over emails lost by the IRS provides us with a valuable lesson about the importance of proper records management. If you haven’t followed the scandal, here’s […]


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New Year, New You:  Storage Solutions for Your Business Resolutions

For many of us, New Year’s resolutions are as much a ritual as “Auld Lang Syne” at midnight or a spoonful of black-eyed peas the next day. One study, from the University of Scranton, says that about half of all Americans make a New Year’s vow to improve their lives; […]


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The business world was shocked in October 2014 when Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of French energy giant Total, died in Moscow after his plane crashed into a snowplow. The untimely passing was also a jolt to the company because, unlike many of its peers, it did not have a […]


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