Records and information managers (RIMs) are the heart of an organization’s information management strategy, or at least they should be. Their responsibilities protect the past and ensure the future through managing and securing records, a.k.a. information.

But the world around the RIMs is changing, and their role and influence is changing with it. Today, information exists in multiple formats, most of them digital. As a consequence, responsibility for the management of digital information is often given to those in IT. This interesting topic came from IT ProPortal in their article, “Active or Archived – what does the future hold for records and information management professionals?

As technology changes, so does information management. It is rapidly evolving and for those in the business, this can present some challenging demands. The profession itself is going through an irreversible change.

Melody K. Smith

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