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Hybrid records management

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

What to look for in a hybrid RM software solution

In last week’s blog post we talked about how to overcome the top challenges when managing electronic and physical records together in the same environment. While policies and operating practices go a long way towards successfully managing the hybrid environment, another essential piece of the puzzle is the software that underpins your RM program.Read More

Solving the top 5 hybrid records challenges

It’s harder and harder these days to find a records management environment that doesn’t combine both physical and electronic formats. Unfortunately, this “hybrid” records environment poses a number of significant challenges for records managers. In this blog post we offer tips and best practices to help you overcome the top five challenges when managing the hybrid records environment.Read More