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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 practices that can free up additional space and save even further on the cost of storing physical records.Read More

Color coding: a simple way to avoid costly problems

In a four-part blog series, we are turning our attentions to color coding, a simple and highly effective records management technique. In this second post we’ll look beyond the obvious and immediate benefits of color coding. As we’ll see, it can help avoid some potentially serious consequences, such as operational downtime, lost business opportunities, and legal sanctions.Read More

Why uncertain economic times are a great time to promote your RM program

We live in uncertain economic times, and as organizations rethink spending priorities, some records management professionals worry about their ability to maintain program resources and continue adding value for their organizations. The good news is that whatever the financial weather, a solid records management program helps organizations meet accountability and compliance requirements; it can save organizations money; and it can help manage risk while ensuring business continuity.Read More