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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?
Top 10 Jaw-Dropping Records Management Statistics of 2018

Top 10 Jaw-Dropping Records Management Statistics of 2018

It’s hard to overstate just how seismic a year 2018 was for consumer privacy. The European Union passed its GDPR regulations, making sure companies give consumers a choice in how their data is collected and stored, and California passed a similar consumer privacy act. All this action took place against a backdrop of nightmarishly large […]
Clean Desk Policy to Beat Business Spies

Clean Desk Policy to Beat Business Spies

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Aug. 28, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. You’ve studied up on malware and hackers. Maybe you’ve beefed up the IT department and designed a fierce cybersecurity program with firewalls and multiple backups. Perhaps you’ve even educated your team, warning them about opening unfamiliar […]
Traditional Self Storage: Is it the Right Choice for Your Business?

Traditional Self Storage: Is it the Right Choice for Your Business?

Space is tight in California’s urban centers—with occupancy costs at a jaw-dropping $113.84 per square foot in San Francisco. If given the choice, you might think about putting some of your business stuff in a traditional self storage unit and leasing out some of that extra space in your office formerly taken up by all […]
5 Pros for a Records Management Program

5 Pros for a Records Management Program

What if there was a way for your office to save time, money, space, and feel more organized—you’d do it, wouldn’t you? In the best of all possible worlds, records management policies at work are a no-brainer. They allow you to easily access mission–critical documents, reduce your risk in legal action, and can quickly get […]
Getting Records Management Right: 3 Success Stories

Getting Records Management Right: 3 Success Stories

Who would have thought a grocery store could benefit from better records management? Surprising though it may sound, records management keeps all kinds of organizations, such as small businesses, city governments, schools, and even grocery stores, to name just some, running smoothly. Records management is something that companies are always on the lookout to improve, […]
What documents NOT to Shred

What documents NOT to Shred

Headed to the shred bin? Ever wonder what not to shred? While going through a purge of old business documents is a good thing to do after your annual income tax filing, not every document in the office is destined for destruction. Shredding is one aspect of file organization and a good records management company […]
7-step employee training guide for record retention awareness

7-step employee training guide for record retention awareness

What do a video production studio in L.A., a law firm in San Francisco, and purchasing departments for schools through the state have in common? They all have record retention policies that need to be followed by their employees.
Record Retention: Big Tips for Small Businesses

Record Retention: Big Tips for Small Businesses

In part three of our Q&A with records pro Helen Streck of Kaizen InfoSource, we learn why it’s important for even small-sized businesses to stay on top of record retention schedules. Helen goes on to say that with small organizations, it’s a little harder because they don’t (necessarily) have a records or information manager who […]
Record Retention Laws: Litigation Happens. Here’s Help.

Record Retention Laws: Litigation Happens. Here’s Help.

What’s one of the most compelling reasons to create a retention schedule and stick to it? The law. More specifically, record retention laws. In Part 2 of our exclusive interview, we ask records pro Helen Streck about how our record retention schedules can keep us organized in case of any litigation that may come your […]