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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?
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 […]
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 […]
5 Things Records Managers Must Do Differently In 2018

5 Things Records Managers Must Do Differently In 2018

This year’s biggest records management trends will broaden and amplify the practice of traditional RIM. To start, we’ll see new laws, tackle more sophisticated records analysis and place even more emphasis on the bottom line.
Top 10 Jaw-Dropping Records Management Statistics of 2017

Top 10 Jaw-Dropping Records Management Statistics of 2017

We’ve pulled together some of the most important, informative and astonishing records management statistics of 2017, a top 10 that list will have you raising your eyebrows, shaking your head and pledging to do even better in 2018. Here goes!
Be a hero: Get buy in for your records management program

Be a hero: Get buy in for your records management program

The vast majority of records managers say they struggle to get buy in for records management programs. There’s never enough time, and there’s certainly never enough money. Throw in a “keep-everything” culture and deep resistance to change, and you’ve got a witches brew of problems that even the most spellbinding records professionals can’t seem to […]
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, […]
Chain of Custody is a BIG Deal

Chain of Custody is a BIG Deal

Keep an ironclad eye on your business records with this important process. After 20 years, the O.J. Simpson murder trial is back in the news, thanks to the compelling FX American Crime Story miniseries and the ESPN documentary, “O.J.”. One key learning: The defense successfully used tainted evidence from the crime scene to cast doubt […]
3 Guidelines for Record Management Nirvana

3 Guidelines for Record Management Nirvana

We can’t sugarcoat this. We’re in the information age. And with the era comes reams, loads, and massive quantities of information, both online and in paper form. With all that data comes a massive paper trail, sometimes literally.