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How RM can help the organization during difficult economic times – Part 2

In last week’s blog post we explored a few of the ways that records management teams can provide greater help to the organization during tough economic times. One of the ways was to provide improved information access to management teams, regulators, auditors and shareholders. Records retention was another way that records management can help. By…Read More

How RM can help the organization during difficult economic times – Part 1

News reports tell us that many parts of the country and the world are experiencing the effects of an economic downturn. Recent economic difficulties have put organizations under intense pressure to adapt and make the changes necessary to ensure their survival. The silver lining of these tough times is that they give records managers a…Read More

Stop spending so much on records storage! Here’s how.

“Lifting the lid” on your company’s records storage practices can be a real eye-opening exercise. In most cases, a closer look will reveal inefficiencies that are driving up your record storage costs. While this is obviously bad news, it comes with a silver lining. Rethinking and revamping your approach to storage gives you the opportunity…Read More

Three ways your RIM program can do more for the bottom line

In the minds of our corporate colleagues, records management isn’t always associated with hard-dollar business outcomes. Despite a growing understanding of the valuable contributions made by records management teams, our colleagues still don’t immediately think, “Wow, those RIM folks saved us a ton of money last year!”, Or, “Thanks to the RIM department we totally…Read More

Physical records: how to free up space and reduce storage costs – Part 2

In last week’s blog post we looked at how a program of records retention and destruction can significantly reduce the volume of paper documents. The program involves purging non-records, establishing retention schedules and following through with the documented destruction of records that have passed their retention periods. This week we outline several filing and storage…Read More