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Hybrid records management

Best of 2016 Part 2: The Year’s Top White Papers

In a four-part series, we are bringing you the top case studies, white papers, blog posts, videos, and guides – all chosen by your records management colleagues! In last week’s post, we brought you the top case studies, covering file acquisitions, space optimization and records management outsourcing. In this week’s post, we reveal the most […]Read More

Five Best Practices for Managing Hybrid Records

We encounter many organizations that struggle with the relatively new dynamic of the hybrid records environment. Unlike the good old days, more and more organizations are having to deal with records in both paper and electronic format. Many kinds of records are equally likely to found in either format.Read More

Five essential software features for managing electronic and physical records together

A number of challenges arise when trying to manage electronic and physical records together in the “hybrid” records environment. For example, how do you keep track of everything when a single document can exist at the same time in both paper and electronic formats? How do you know which copy of a document is the official record? Does the official record have to be in paper format, or will an electronic record be OK?Read More

Reader Favorites, November 2015: Our most popular records management resources

This month’s lineup of resources looks specifically at preparing for and managing challenging situations. Our first guide shows the many ways that records management teams can add value to the organization during an economic downturn. These include cost savings measures and facilitating large corporate transactions. We also offer two guides to help you plan for extreme situations such as business interruptions, accidents or other threats to your records.Read More

Three strategies to manage the hybrid records environment

When we refer to the “hybrid records environment”, we are talking about a business environment in which records may exist in either paper or electronic formats. Very few records management environments are solely paper or electronic these days, so the hybrid environment has really become the default situation. However, that doesn’t make it any easier. Records managers in the hybrid environment are continually having to adapt to change. They may be moving some aspect of their records to electronic format, incorporating new business software, or they may simply be combatting a growing volume of paper records alongside their electronic records.Read More