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. The Pittsburgh Business Times brought this news to us in their article, “Business Records Management acquires assets of ABC Mobile Shredding.”

Organizations hold on to information they don’t need. It is a fact. Better awareness and analysis of a company’s available information can help prevent the problems incurred by over-retention. Digital archiving is another option but it is important to maintain consistency. How do you do that? Standards. Of course we are all about standards. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.