Records management is a challenging job for any organization, regardless of its size and business. However, just imagine the government’s monumental task of managing records in its many, many different departments. Secretary of State John Kerry is asking the State Department to review its records management process and look for ways to improve and streamline its methods. Fierce Content Management brought this news to our attention in their article, “John Kerry asks State Department to probe records management practices.”

This comes on the heels of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent email debacle, but may or may not be directly related. The State Department has received several requests for a formal review of its records management policies, and this isn’t the first time. The State Department came under fire for poor records management in 2012.

Efficient records management systems are key for handling and locating your data. However, not all technology is created equal. It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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