Tag Archives: paper records
Five Best Practices for Managing Hybrid Records
We encounter many organizations that struggle with the relatively new dynamic of the hybrid records environment. Unlike the good old days, more and more organizations are having to deal with records in both paper and electronic format. Many kinds of records are equally likely to found in either format.
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.
How to prepare your paper records before going electronic – Part 1
We recently outlined several key planning steps before making the move to electronic records. These steps included understanding your business drivers, setting realistic expectations and laying a solid records management foundation. In a two part blog post, we will dive into more detail on what that RM foundation should consist of, and look how to prepare your paper records for the move.
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.
How to reduce storage costs and make better use of floorspace – Part One
Most records managers have probably lost a bit of sleep over the years dealing with the issue of physical records. Storing and managing physical records has never been an easy task and the challenge is unfortunately getting harder. Why? On the one hand, physical record volumes have been growing steadily. Despite promises that paper would […]
Getting to paperlite: Insights from our recent webinar – Part Two
In last week’s blog post we shared some of the general questions that came up during our recent webinar, Getting to Paperlite. In the first round of Q&A, we learned about the importance of RIM fundamentals and talked about how to make the business case for paperlite. This week we focus on questions about the use of EDRMS software as tool for going paperlite.