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Let’s Be Better Records Managers

Every component of every organization benefits from effectively managing the information lifecycle and applying the information governance processes to support it

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Disposing of Electronic Records - It's About Time

I'm noticing a shift in the discussion from the initial states in the information lifecycle (creation and retention) to the final state (disposition)

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Disposing of Electronic Records - Survey Redux

Do organizations require pre-approval prior to destruction or deletion of records whose retention periods have expired and for which there are no legal or tax holds? Last December, we released a survey on the topic, and the response rate was two percent. Several blog readers mentioned that the...

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Increasing Retention Periods require Open Archiving Standards

Once the technical lifecycle of this product is over, or if the archive can no longer manage today’s volumes, an upgrade or migration to a new version or new product is necessary

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Automation Should Get The Job Done And Be Defensible In Court

The purpose of adopting such a document is to ensure: 1) Orderly access to and retention of important documents 2) Routine and appropriate disposal of such materials that is no longer necessary for the organization to meet its business, ethical or legal obligations. 3) Full compliance with the organizations legal and ethical duties, including, but not limited to, any duties that may arise as a result of any litigation If your organization has a document retention policy, this is usually the time of year when you review the retention schedule and attempt to dispose of the information that has satisfied the end of its document lifecycle. I say “attempt” because most organizations fail at the monitor and audit stage in the lifecycle

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