Tag Archives: cloud records storage
Reader Favorites, October 2015: Our most popular records management resources
This month’s popular RM resources tackle challenges new and old. Many of our colleagues are interested in learning more about the relatively recent practice of storing records in the cloud. Our first resource provides an overview of all the things you need to know in order to make cloud storage work. Next up, we have a tool to help with the age-old challenge of how to training staff so that they will comply with your records management program. Finally, we offer an action plan to help kick-start your records retention program.
Questions to ask a prospective provider of cloud records storage
In our last blog post, we looked at the key pitfalls to avoid when moving to a cloud records storage provider. As we found out, one of the keys to success is conducting due diligence on the provider itself and its offering. To help you do that, we present a list of questions to ask a prospective cloud storage provider. This will help you maintain compliance, ownership and control, as well as the security of your records.
6 Tips for Making Cloud Records Storage a Success
Cloud services are everywhere these days, from data backup to music streaming, so it’s not surprising that the cloud has entered the world of records management too. For records managers, the cloud promises cheap and scalable on-demand document storage, which is a very exciting prospect. However, as with all new solutions, the cloud comes with new questions and new challenges. This blog addresses 6 tips to help you make cloud records storage a success.
Cloud records storage: solving the challenges of privacy and security
In this post, which is Part 3 of our Cloud Records Storage series, we focus on another tricky aspect of cloud records storage which is the challenges of privacy and security. Cloud privacy is receiving a lot of attention from lawmakers around the world as they introduce legislation to minimize consumer risk. Records Managers simply haven’t had to face these types of security and privacy challenges before, and unfortunately there seems to be more questions than answers. As you weigh the possibility of storing records in the cloud, there are some steps you can take to get answers, and to minimize privacy and security risks.
Avoiding a Legal Storm When Storing Records in the Cloud
In the context of electronic records, cloud storage offers equal measures of potential and pitfall. Initially, the idea that your electronic records will be stored off site in a virtual environment made up of networked computers takes a bit of getting used to. Once the concept is familiar, the appeal of storing records in the cloud becomes clear. Specifically, cheap, off-site digital storage that never needs to be maintained and grows effortlessly as your storage needs grow. However, every records manager worth his or her salt will inevitably ask the million-dollar question: does cloud record storage jive with our legal obligations for records management?