Tag Archives: challenges

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How RM can help the organization during difficult economic times – Part 2

Thursday, October 8, 2015

In last week’s blog post we explored a few of the ways that records management teams can provide greater help to the organization during tough economic times. One of the ways was to provide improved information access to management teams, regulators, auditors and shareholders. Records retention was another way that records management can help. By maintaining greater vigilance over changing compliance requirements, RM can help keep the organization from dealing with compliance challenges during an already difficult time.

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How RM can help the organization during difficult economic times – Part 1

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Recent economic difficulties have put organizations under intense pressure to adapt and make the changes necessary to ensure their survival. The silver lining of these tough times is that they give records managers a real chance to shine. Even if the downturn hasn’t directly affected your records management department, there is a lot you can do to help the organization as a whole. In a two-part blog post we explore some of the many ways that records management can step up and demonstrate greater levels of value in a challenging economy.

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Solving the challenges of energy records management: 6 best practices

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

We know the energy industry can throw plenty of curve balls at records managers. In this post, we look at several best practices to help you overcome the most common challenges in energy records management. Use these as a checklist to compare your current practices and to identify opportunities to improve your records management program.

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Managing energy records isn’t easy! Four challenging trends.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

There are probably no industries more challenging to be a records manager today than in the energy industry! We have seen this first hand and also have been fortunate to have an opportunity to help our clients solve these challenges with RM fundamentals and innovative RM solutions. Read this post (first of a two-part post), where we address some of the trends that are making energy records so difficult to manage.

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Solving the Challenges of Records Retention in the Cloud

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The various issues to consider when looking at records storage in the cloud don’t end with just the legal issues – you must also address the question of records retention. Specifically, how the cloud affects your ability to retain and dispose of records in accordance with the law and any other applicable guidelines. The cloud is simply another option for the storage of your records, and as such, the same basic retention requirements apply. This means your move to the cloud needs to be underpinned by a comprehensive and well-researched records retention policy.

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In the world of records management, it’s not easy being green!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

As many of us know, a green records management program offers plenty of benefits. The most immediate are the costs saved through the reduction of more efficient use of materials, space, energy and resources. It also lowers your risk of non-compliance with the growing number of environmental protection measures. Shareholders and potential investors also tend to approve of Green RM programs when evaluating the long term viability of an organization. So what’s not to like about Green RM?