The Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is concerned that organizations are not properly prepared for the world of digitization that has arrived. This interesting information came from Image and Data Manager in their article, “Are you in control of your records?” Extraordinary amounts of time and funds go into managing business databases and other corporate […]
The United States Navy plans to deploy a prototype enterprise-wide records and task management software system designed to replace redundant systems.
The volume and rapid growth of data, which can be overwhelming for information managers, have completely changed the approach and risk to records management. Mistakes can result in financial implications.
Trends like cloud, social, and mobile have changed the requirements of enterprise content management (ECM) software, and the user’s expectations as well. Storage isn’t the only issue; it is about connecting and relating to the information. Because of this, records management, in its traditional form, is failing us.
Data management and archiving are key factors for businesses, as you all know. However, because terms like backup, archiving, and records management get used interchangeably so frequently, it is easy to forget that they are not the same thing.
Pittsburgh-based Business Records Management LLC (BRM) has acquired the assets of ABC Mobile Shredding Inc. This marks the fifth purchase by BRM in four years. This somewhat ironic combination of services does have commonality and merging a vendor into an organization can be smart business strategy.
Historic audio and video footage is undergoing cataloguing and indexing as it gets closer to being fully integrated into the Visual History Archive. J. Michael Hagopian’s collection of 400 interviews of Armenian Genocide survivors and witnesses was handed over to the USC Shoah Foundation from the Armenian Film Foundation in an effort to preserve and integrate the collection.
When you hear National Shredding Day do images of Wall Street scandals come to mind? Good, I am not alone. That is what I immediately thought of when I read about the first ever free shredding day in the UK. More than two tons of paper was shredded in Enfield Town in an effort to dispense of unwanted paperwork.
The future of the more than 130-year old Oxford English Dictionary (OED) may be moving to cyberspace. The sheer number of English words put into use since the 20-volume, second edition was published in 1989 could make version 3.0 too big and too expensive to print. The next edition is expected to be at least twice the size of the last. Because of this, it may be published digitally only.
India’s Ministry of Communications and IT has announced the Standard for Preservation Information Documentation of Electronic Records. This move to standardize the preservation of digital records across government agencies will ensure that electronic records are produced in a preservable manner.