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Color-coding (Part 2): A simple way to avoid costly problems

In a four-part blog series, we are turning our attentions to color coding, a simple and highly effective records management technique. In this second post we’ll look beyond the obvious and immediate benefits of color coding. As we’ll see, it can help avoid some potentially serious consequences, such as operational downtime, lost business opportunities, and legal sanctions.Read More

Color-coding (Part 1): Four our unexpected ways that color-coding can solve RIM challenges

In the first of a four-part blog series, we’ll focus our attention on the “lowly” color-coded folder. A staple of the records management world for many years, color coding has traditionally been used for a very specific function: helping to spot misfiled folders. However, as we’ll reveal in this blog series, color coding can be used in some unexpected ways to solve many more RIM challenges…Read More

Dealing with large documents… 4 steps to sanity

If your organization relies on regular access to large documents, you’ll know what a headache they can be to manage. From blueprints and schematic diagrams to maps and historic records, large documents are harder to store, harder to access and harder to share. These challenges often lead to significant business inefficiencies that can hamper growth and productivity. This blog post covers four steps that you can take to help manage your large documents and eliminate these headaches.Read More

Color-coding
Color-coded filing systems: Reduce downtime and increase ROI – Part 2

Part 1 of this post showed you how color-coding works and whom it benefits. We also made the business case for color-coding by demonstrating how it leads to more efficient records retrieval, retention and disposition; improved decision-making; less operational down time; fewer lost opportunities; and minimized risk of legal sanctions. In this blog, we focus on how color-coding improves your records privacy and information security, as well as your space management.Read More

Color-coded filing systems: Reduce downtime and increase ROI – Part 1

In 1967, TAB launched CompuColor® labeling products for application in computer punch cards. Forty-five years later, punch cards are computing history, but color-coded filing techniques are still an integral part of effective information management. What is it that allows color-coding to transcend its original purpose and remain popular four decades later? How can it remain a critical records management tool in the new age of privacy legislation, growing environmental scrutiny and soaring real estate costs?Read More