Records management has become easier and more difficult all because of recent advancements in technology. With the speed of indexing and retrieving comes more rules and more regulations, which are often applied inconsistently. This topic came from ZDNet in their article, “Best practices for corporate data retention.”

There are legal ramifications involved in corporate data retention policies. It isn’t just based on someone’s whim or fancy. In the United States, navigating these laws is quite the maze. Federal laws for various industries and the type of information involved vary widely — there is no universal rule that can be applied to everything.

Records management is a challenging job for any organization, regardless of its size and business. 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

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