Best Practices for a Compliant Records Management Program

There’s a lot to be said for good intentions. Of course they’re applauded, of course they’re a great place to start, yet, I hear they pave the path to hell. A nightmarish, costly, inefficient, disorganised hell. It’s an easy trap to fall in to: setting out with the best of intentions yet tripping yourself [...]

Clarity, Competence and Control: 3 Reasons to Invest in Document Storage

Whether you’re considering operations, legalities or finance, the value of your company’s records can not possibly be overstated. Keeping your records in that golden space of ‘safe yet accessible’ (like that guilty-pleasure treat you keep in the cupboard that you hope no one else steals) is paramount in maintaining employee productivity. To do so [...]

How Records Management Can Promote Transparency

You’ve heard the old adage about the glass. Is the glass half empty or is the glass half full? Are you the eternal optimist, the insistent pessimist or perhaps the unflinching realist? There’s a key point to note, however, that without the inherent transparency of that glass, we’d be in no fit state to [...]

How to Achieve Information Best Practice

It goes without saying (and yet I’ll say it anyway!) that your organisation stands to benefit from streamlining and organising your information. Businesses can optimise both efficiency and efficacy by maintaining a records management program that is clearly defined and communicated thoroughly throughout the organisation. The key to finding the best program is simple: know [...]

Why You Should Modify Old Data to Match New RIM Policies

Have you developed a new Records and Information Management (RIM) policy to tackle the ever-increasing volume of your organisation’s data? Is it effective? Securely in place? Working for you? If yes, great. But can you be sure that your brand spanking new policy adequately matches your old data? Both stored and archived? Committing time [...]

Not to be Missed: The Why’s and How’s of Record Management

A body can’t very well manage without its head. The heart might be beating and the lungs may be pumping and the legs might still seem strong enough to run a marathon. But, without a head atop even the healthiest body, the whole thing will just fall down. And so it is with your [...]

A Checklist to Upgrade Your Record Management Policy

Your records management policy is only as good as its last update. To maintain a functioning policy and to keep a competitive edge within your industry, it’s irrefutably crucial to make sure your policy is up-to-date. You and your organisation are sure to thrive with a policy that matches the latest and greatest in [...]

Personal Liability Risks to Management and Employees: Information Management

It’s hard to read about liability without feeling like you’re sneaking your way through a regulatory minefield. There’s a little too much to wrap your head around, the stakes seem just a little too high and isn’t it all someone else’s problem? Can’t you just handball it up the chain of command? Surely responsibility [...]

A Guide to Records Management Governance

Triathletes at the top of their game are not simply working on their running, their cycling, or their swimming. To be competitive, to keep their edge, they shave off as many seconds as they can in their transitions. The minutes that pass between each leg of the race are precious. Their transitions become cleaner and sharper, refined [...]