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How to create an effective records retention program – Part Two

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

In last week’s blog post, we imagined what would happen if the primary measure of RIM performance was the quantity of documents defensibly disposed of in a given year. As we pointed out, this would put a lot of pressure on records managers to polish up their records retention schedules. Without an up-to-date and accurate retention schedule, records would either be kept around too long, or they would end up being destroyed prematurely. However, a retention schedule is only one component of an effective records retention program. Without the proper processes and oversight in place, your retention schedule will end up as nothing more than a dusty volume taking up space on a shelf.

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How to create an effective records retention program – Part One

Thursday, October 2, 2014

In a great blog post on the AIIM website, one of the regular contributors, Don Lueders, CRM, CDIA, made the case for a new measure of RIM performance. Why not simply base it on the quantity of content defensibly destroyed each year? In a business environment in which paper and electronic records are both on the rise, we think Don’s suggestion has a lot of merit. It also raises an interesting question. How would records management change if defensible disposition became the primary RIM performance metric?

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Your Checklist for Designing Electronic Folder Structures that Work

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

With so many rules and business requirements impacting the proper way to store electronic records, it’s no longer enough to click “Save as,” create electronic folders on the fly, and use any name that comes to mind to identify your electronic record. Your folder structures should offer support to your records management program and incorporate […]

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Creating the Records Retention Schedule You Need

Monday, December 10, 2012

To get all possible benefits from your records management program, you need the right retention schedule. Developing this schedule is critical because it affects many aspects of your organization, from the amount of storage space you need to the effectiveness of your risk management program. In this blog we’ll take a look at what a […]