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2019: The Year in Records Management Review

2019: The Year in Records Management Review

With the hundreds of emails you get every day, you may have let a few from Corodata get buried in the endless data stream that is your inbox. We’ll try not to take it personally. In fact, just to catch you up, here are the eight records management guides from 2019 that will cue you […]
Read all about it: Paper documents are <em>still</em> relevant

Read all about it: Paper documents are still relevant

Editor’s Note: Back in August 24, 2015 we originally published a post on the continuing relevance of paper. Four years later, paper remains a critical component of our work lives. It’s just as timely as before, so we freshened up the article and gave it a little plot twist! (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Keanu Reeves may […]
Self Storage Nightmares

Self Storage Nightmares

We want to believe offsite business storage units are secure and safe for valuables and irreplaceable data. But theft, damage, and flooding are rampant—and often there is no remedy, either in recovery or compensation. Presented, for your consideration, are four storage horror stories. All true. All tragic. And none of them had to happen.
HIPAA Violation Horror Story Hour

HIPAA Violation Horror Story Hour

Medical identity theft is a growing problem. It’s devastating not only for individuals who suffer the exposure of their most personal and intimate information, but for the organizations entrusted to safeguard it—not just in reputational harm, but punitive sanctions that can cost up to $50,000 per instance. What can be done?
Be a Hero: Get Buy-in for Your Records Management Program

Be a Hero: Get Buy-in for Your Records Management Program

Despite the clear need for secure and complaint storage, many organizations still shortchange their records information management functions. But executives’ resistance to these efforts may be indicative of a larger reluctance to change. Want to be the company hero?
Document Destruction Lessons Hidden in the Hit HBO Show Succession

Document Destruction Lessons Hidden in the Hit HBO Show Succession

HBO’s hit show Succession includes a company cover-up involving the improper destruction of hundreds of damaging documents. We take a look at where they went wrong, and where they (surprisingly) didn’t. If you’re not watching HBO’s buzzy, Emmy-nominated drama Succession, you’re missing out on one of the most interesting records management storylines in TV history. […]
Three Ways for any Records Manager to Get Coworker Buy-In

Three Ways for any Records Manager to Get Coworker Buy-In

After speaking with records managers from all across our clientele, about triumphs and tribulations, one thing is clear: a records manager often doesn’t get the support they need. Records managers perform a critical function for the company and it takes brilliant coordination and active cooperation from all employees to do it well. The challenge is […]

Sensible Records Management Promotes Business Strength, Too

Editor’s Note: Third in a three-part series, What is Records Management?, where we outline significant RIM features: Protection, Lifecycle and Business Strength. This post, originally published on June 26, 2013, has been modified for relevancy and fresher examples, links and stats. Many businesses view records management as something that happens as an aside while conducting […]

What’s This Whole Records Lifecycle Thing?

The practice of records management can be likened to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—the best-known theory of motivation that lists Safety, Belonging and Self-Actualization as terms to describe the pattern through which human motivations usually move. Similarly once your sensitive documents are secure, the motivation for Records Managers to use and manage their archival records in a safe, orderly, offsite environment is the next step. The question then becomes, how does a company keep up with the various stages of its records’ lives?
7 Compelling Reasons Why You Need a Shredding Day

7 Compelling Reasons Why You Need a Shredding Day

From earth-friendly reasons to relationship-building, there are many reasons a shred day is important. It can happen to any organization: boxes and boxes of old documents that should be destroyed are instead sitting around, taking up valuable office space and becoming a liability. This situation can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. You can […]