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Data Wiping

Data wiping is removing data from a computer or network device. This means the data can no longer be accessed or viewed. Standard methods of "deleting" files may not constitute an actual data wipe. That is because deleted data may still be recoverable and readable. A data wipe is a different standard of file deletion and removal.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Data Wiping

For a small business, data wiping can be necessary for various reasons. For example, a data wipe may be required to reset a device for security reasons or if it is lost or stolen. Data can be wiped on the device itself or remotely. SMB owners should consult an IT professional to determine when a data wipe is essential.

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