So You Want to Digitize Your Energy Files – Now What?

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Part One of a Three-Part Series As companies assess different models for returning to work across North America, they’re recognizing that many employees are not ready for a full-time return to the office. Most believe that the hybrid work environment

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Report on the State of the Intelligent Information Management Industry: A Wake-Up Call for Organization Leaders

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Over three years ago, AIIM - the non-profit association dedicated to nurturing, growing, and supporting the information management community - introduced the concept of Intelligent Information Management (IIM), and began researching the connections between IIM and Digital Transformation. As part

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Paper Is Not Dead, But Digital is the Way Forward

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For the last 20 - 25 years or so, the industry has declared that ‘paper is dead’. Well, we kept believing it would actually happen in favor of digital processes, but alas, that ship has still not sailed out of

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What the Pandemic Taught Us About RIM and Managed Services

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332 RIM professionals responded to our survey on pandemic records management. Read this blog post to learn what we discovered.

10 Steps to Building an Integrated Information Management Roadmap

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Between COVID-19, wildfires and other events last year, 2020 has become a point in time that many are anxious to put behind them. Words like ‘challenging’, ‘game-changing’, and ‘ever-changing’ would describe the year mildly. It has, if nothing else, taught

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Best Practice Tips from Google’s Information Governance Guru

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Have you ever met a person who is so interesting that you can’t wait to learn more from them or hear more about their life experiences? Have you been floored by their talent, amazing sense of adventure, rockstar technical skills,

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Digital Transformation 101: Seven Tips for Planning and Executing Successful Pilot Projects

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In our experience, approaching your project as a pilot is a best practice that increases the likelihood of long-term success with digital transformation initiatives. Following are seven tips for planning and executing an effective digital transformation pilot project.

Access Legal & IG Quarterly Update: Q2 2021

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Beginning this month, Access is committed to providing you with quarterly updates on the latest legislation and regulatory news happening around the world.

Digital Transformation 2.0: What are the Table Stakes for Success?

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In our experience, we’ve found that the following five best practices are prerequisites for effective digital transformation.

Selecting RIM/IG Project Sponsors Instead of Standing Still

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Many records management, information management, and information governance projects suffer from a lack of support from executive leadership. Information governance professionals feel as if their concerns for the organization’s success are ignored and disregarded. Most of the time, this comes

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Get my Onsite Records Outta Here!

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Even though we live in a digital age, the storage and management of onsite physical records is still prevalent at most company offices. Why? If you ask employees, you might hear responses like “paper is easier to read”, “our official

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Global Privacy Checklist for the Business Lawyer

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As we’re all aware, privacy laws are in effect all over the world and new ones are sprouting up every year. Not only can non-compliance of privacy laws mean hefty fines, a damaged reputation, or both, but the sectoral nature

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Driving Change Management on the Digital Transformation Highway

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In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to quickly act on how they must transform their business to be more collaborative and digital.  We had to take a hard look at manual in-office processes, barriers to accessing corporate information and

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How to Kick Off any RIM or IG Initiative: The Answer is in the Start

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With every new initiative or project, there’s a chance for success, and a chance for failure, but there are ways to increase your chance of success. The following are 5 realistic tips to kick off any RIM or IG project...

Celebrating National RIM Month with Pro Stories & Perspectives from the Heart

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To honor and celebrate RIMM, the Access team wanted to do something special this year. So, I reached out to Access team members, partners and other friendly RIM professionals who I know are passionate about RIM and asked them to...

10 Ways to Continually Improve Privacy Compliance

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Like it or not, privacy compliance is here to stay. Recent legislative developments make privacy compliance a necessary process for most organizations and this will increasingly be the case moving forward. This means that if they haven’t already, companies large

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From Challenging to Effortless – with Managed Services

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Think about the products or services your company offers… What if you could reconfigure them to drive more value for your customers, more profit for your shareholders, and something cool for your sales team to talk about? Spoiler alert! We’re about

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Finding the Right Outsourcing Partner for Your Organization

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The year 2021 is certainly off to a running start; in fact, here we are, already inches away from the end of March, and we’re executing new strategies, launching new products, and building new teams. Wouldn’t it be nice to

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DRIP: It’s About Process, Not Policy

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In recent posts in this series, I have introduced the concept of DRIP - “Digital Records and Information Process,” and examined the history that brought us to today. In this post, let’s look at what comes next.

Passing the Access CEO Baton

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While it’s true that I have ended my tenure leading such an incredible team and company, I am genuinely excited about the next chapter and bringing Ken on as our new CEO.

Reinventing the Records Process with DRIP

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Last week, in the first post of my three-part blog, I introduced you to the concept of the Digital Records and Information Process (DRIP) and why it’s so valuable in our remote work world. This week, in part 2, I

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The Monumental Shift to Digital Records & Information Process (DRIP) in a Remote Work World

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In March of 2020, the traditional concept of the modern office was disrupted in the most literal sense possible. After years of sluggish transition to replace manual, paper process with available, work-from-anywhere, digital information processes, it became an immediate necessity.

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Enabling World-Class Quality Scanning and Digitization in a Remote Work World

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Recently, the move to remote work has accelerated the need for digitization worldwide. However, that transition has been bumpy for many who may have had to pivot quickly and without warning from a paper-intensive or hybrid digital environment. Access has

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Celebrating Global Information Governance Day

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It’s true, there’s something to celebrate every day. And today, February 18, is Global Information Governance Day! If you’re wondering what this is, by Wikipedia’s definition, Global Information Governance Day, or GIGD, is observed annually on the third Thursday in

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5 Significant Changes From CPRA That You Should Know

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In a more substantive overhaul, The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) was proposed in May 2020 and was on the November 2020 ballot where it was passed by a decisive majority. This post will discuss five significant changes from CPRA...

3 Ways to Use the New Pandemic-Related Records Playbook

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Last year at ARMA InfoCon 2020, Susan Cisco and I presented the results of our collective research published in Playbook for Responding to Pandemic-Related Records. This Playbook is the result of a collaboration of several industry professionals (the “Group”) who...

Recognizing the Importance of Safeguarding Consumer Data on Privacy Day

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Access is dedicated to this cause. To continue supporting the campaign and raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding consumer data, Access has just re-registered as a 2021 Data Privacy Champion. As a Champion, Access recognizes and supports the principle...

Leveraging Digital Transformation in the Energy Market Adds New Value in Today’s Challenging Times

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For oil and gas companies already impacted by the global economic and market downturn, digitization of information has become essential to survival. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many organizations to adopt a remote work model and has reinforced how critical business...

4 Characteristics of Highly Effective Employee Document Management

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4 characteristics that your digital-first employee document management processes should support to maximize your HR team’s effectiveness.

The Global Evolution of Privacy Law

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In the last few decades, the exponential increase in the accessibility and availability of personal data has led to a proliferation of privacy law.