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How to demonstrate ROI for records management programs – Part 2

Thursday, December 10, 2015

In last week’s blog post we started to look at how records managers can demonstrate ROI for their records management programs. To start our discussion we looked at one of the biggest drivers of ROI in RM programs: cost savings. We showed that our programs will deliver greater ROI when we look for opportunities to apply RM best practices whenever we can. In this week’s post we will look at more ways to create and demonstrate ROI in RM programs.


How to quantify the value of risk management and compliance

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Over the years, we have talked with countless clients about “making the business case” for their records management programs. Each records management program is different, but the business cases themselves tend to follow a similar script. They usually go something like this…


How to obtain buy-in for your records management program – Part 1

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Securing buy-in for an RM program isn’t always easy. Many of us have gone forth with high hopes for a new RM program, only to be met with apathy (or outright resistance) when trying to win support for the initiative. Whether you are struggling to win senior management approval or the participation of front-line staff, […]


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

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2014 was another big year in records management. In addition to traditional records management challenges, organizations have had to tackle emerging issues such as cloud storage and the “hybrid” records environment, in which both digital and paper records are on the rise.  To adapt to all of this, records managers have had to think carefully about how they […]


How to use color coding to maintain privacy and information security

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In a four-part blog series, we have been exploring the many uses and benefits of color coding, including reducing operational downtime and lowering compliance risk. In our final post, we show how color coding can be used to help organizations limit unwanted access to files and preserve the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive records.


How to develop a total records management system

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

If you could create your “dream” filing system, what would it look like? While every records manager will have a slightly different answer, the desired outcome will invariably be the same: that all staff can quickly find the files they need, whenever they need them.