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RIM planning and design

RIM policies and procedures: what they are and why you need them

One of the most important, yet overlooked, components of a records and information management program is the RIM policies and procedures manual. Why you need it Managing corporate information through oral procedures, random resolutions and proprietary decisions can lead to confusion and inefficiency, and will not stand up well under legal scrutiny. Documenting your RIM…Read More

How do you reduce physical file volumes? Get TAB SMART!

Any place where you find physical files, you also find a great deal of unneeded documents. We regularly see physical records collections containing over 50 percent non-record content. These non-records include duplicates, convenience copies, and documents that have passed their required retention period. Need help getting rid of unneeded documents? Our TAB SMART program is…Read More

How to manage inactive records collections

Inactive records management is an important component of a complete RIM program. At some point, space limitations and growing record volumes force organizations to deal with documents that aren’t used very often. The most common approach is to send inactive files to an offsite storage environment, which frees up room for business operations and for…Read More

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Mergers and acquisitions: How to evaluate the target company’s RIM program

In any merger or acquisition, you must have an accurate picture of what you are getting as part of the deal. For records and information management teams, this means having a clear understanding of the target company’s RIM program and records collections. In a two-part blog post we share a set of assessment questions that…Read More