The 5 W’s (and 1 H) of Records Management – 2 part series

Searching for a document can be a burden. Just ask an administrator who is desperately searching for one document to report back for an audit. It’s stressful, takes time, and ultimately could result in the dreaded “it’s lost” outcome. Though, this scenario does happen, it can be avoided through sound records management practices. What are […]

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Do you have a ROT problem?

See related: Employees and Records Retention Policy Awareness What Makes a Records Retention Schedule So Important? Shred All Policy and Your Business The word rot has a negative connotation to it. “You’ll rot your teeth.” “The food is rotten.” “The wood on your house is rotting away.” All bad implications about the situation they describe. […]

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5 Records Management Tips for the New Year

A new year means new plans. Businesses small and large are looking to increase productivity and revenues, all while optimizing the procedures to make those strides happen. Guiding these improvements is information, which means the way you are collecting and storing it should also be analyzed to provide the most secure and efficient methods available […]

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The Role of Records Management in Business Continuity

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) lists a comprehensive records management plan as one of the three most critical components and recovery tools for your business to survive a disaster. However, many organizations tend to take the attitude of “I’ll deal with it when it happens”, which can be detrimental to the ability of […]

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What Makes a Records Retention Schedule So Important?

Records Retention Schedules are the backbone to any business’ records management program. As companies examine which documents and media need to be kept and which need to be destroyed, a records retention schedule provides an organization with a structure and policy that illustrates exactly what those requirements are. Employees then have a defined and approved […]

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The Best Time for Records Management

  The quick and easy answer to this question is NOW! As your business runs its day to day operations, everything and anything can seem more important than the tasks involved with records management. And we get it, focusing on records management may seem dull and a minuscule part of your business, but with the […]

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