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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 […]
Simplifying Grandfather-Father-Son Backup for Data Protection

Simplifying Grandfather-Father-Son Backup for Data Protection

Over the past couple of decades, data backup has become a much more important part of the way the world works. Without secured information assets and archives, much of the world would grind to a halt! Keeping data safe and secure has become an industry unto itself. Still, like any industry, we have been looking […]
5 Easy Steps to Start A Records Management Program

5 Easy Steps to Start A Records Management Program

It’s easy to start a records management program, and you’ll see immediate benefits. First of all, your office will be more organized and productivity will increase. Equally important, you’ll sleep better at night knowing important documents and records are securely stored. Start a records management program and you’ll boost the bottom line A June 2017 […]
CCPA: More Control for California Consumers, More Compliance For You

CCPA: More Control for California Consumers, More Compliance For You

If you’re still a little unsure about how to comply with California’s new privacy law, fear not. We’ve got your checklist right here to help you avoid those CCPA fines.
Protect Your Company from Data Breach Fines

Protect Your Company from Data Breach Fines

Data breaches continue to be a major issue in most industries. Regulators are cracking down on breaches by issuing more fines for violations. With laws and regulations, such as GDPR, HIPAA and HITECH, more companies are suffering the consequences of data breaches. Here’s our data breach fine update that includes some of the most recent […]
California Records Management Laws, 2019 Update

California Records Management Laws, 2019 Update

These are the five most important records management laws affecting California businesses in 2019. One of the more significant media threads of the last couple of years in America is consumer privacy—who has access to our data and how they use it. This desire for consumer privacy also comes with a desire for greater transparency […]
2019 Data Security Trends

2019 Data Security Trends

It’s 2019, and businesses small and large are on the lookout of potential data security threats. With the rapid development of new technology comes the risks and potential problems it brings, including data breaches and ransomware. With all the buzz about consumer data security and privacy, we predict that 2019 will bring new trends in […]
Top 6 Data Protection Statistics of 2018

Top 6 Data Protection Statistics of 2018

We’ve pulled together six of the most important, informative and astonishing data protection statistics of 2018. These shocking statistics show just how important data protection really is and the effect on companies. From staggering losses caused by ransomware and cybersecurity attacks to the pennies we spend on tape storage, our top statistics of 2018 will […]