5 Steps to Improve Legal Defensibility

For information governance (IG) professionals, reacting to and protecting an organization is nothing new as information is a critical asset of any organization, but they can also help ensure the organization has a defensible plan in place in the event of litigation in an era of increasingly higher levels of regulatory compliance standards, and risk… Continue Reading 5 Steps to Improve Legal Defensibility

5 Steps to Take Your Business Paperless in 2019

Taking your small or midsize business paperless saves time and space. But undergoing a focused digital transformation offers big benefits to your business’ bottom line. According to the  Environmental Protection Agency, going paperless can save up to 10,000 sheets of paper per employee each year.  Your company can expect to save up to $840 a… Continue Reading 5 Steps to Take Your Business Paperless in 2019

Does Your Records and Information Management Vendor Have What It Takes?

Physical records management has come a long way from simply storing boxes of documents in a storeroom or an offsite warehouse. These days, you should be asking more from your records and information management vendor—a lot more. Organizations in every industry face increasingly complex regulations and high litigation risk, requiring a holistic records and information… Continue Reading Does Your Records and Information Management Vendor Have What It Takes?

6 Reasons to Consider a Records Management and Information Governance Consultant

As businesses grow, they produce and store more data. With an increase in both physical and digital records, companies open themselves up to security breaches and compliance issues. In 2017, improper disposal of records, misconfigured databases and other unintended security issues caused the exposure of 1.9 billion records worldwide, according to digital security company Gemalto.… Continue Reading 6 Reasons to Consider a Records Management and Information Governance Consultant

Are you Haunted by the Ghost of Records Past?

Records and information management can be spooky stuff but it doesn’t have to be. File Rooms – A dark and dreadful place, collecting cobwebs, spiders and who knows what kind of documents lurk or are hiding because of misfiling. A trip to the file room feels like a walk down a hallway in The Shining… Continue Reading Are you Haunted by the Ghost of Records Past?

As Regulations Multiply, Is Your Records and Information Management Policy Compliant?

Is your RIM policy up-to-date? Are you sure? Over the past decade and a half, mountains of government regulations have arisen, fundamentally changing the compliance landscape and multiplying the duties of busy records managers. Why So Many Rules? In the U.S., the 9-11 event and the corruption scandals at companies like Enron led to stricter… Continue Reading As Regulations Multiply, Is Your Records and Information Management Policy Compliant?

7 Steps to Build Your IG Program for the Future

Information governance (IG) is a discipline that is constantly evolving. From increasing regulations to the rapid output of information, businesses are creating more content while trying to comply with stricter rules surrounding data and privacy. As sanctions against those who fail to take proper precautions become more severe, it is imperative that businesses understand the… Continue Reading 7 Steps to Build Your IG Program for the Future

Protect Your Legal Records with 4 Easy to Implement Tips

Over the last few years, many law firms have been on the defense—and we’re not talking about in the courtroom. Legal departments and law firms process many types of sensitive information, including patent disputes, employment contracts, medical records, bank information and even government secrets, making them an enticing target for hackers looking to steal and… Continue Reading Protect Your Legal Records with 4 Easy to Implement Tips

Information Governance 101: How to Create a Holistic Framework

Did you know 90% of the world’s information was created within the last two years? And, that number is doubling every two years! As information explodes, the regulatory environment continues to expand with new regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These new regulations are just months from enforcement and updates to existing rules… Continue Reading Information Governance 101: How to Create a Holistic Framework

Understanding Information Governance Best Practices

Global Information Governance Day (GIGD) is held every February and brings awareness to the importance of information governance (IG) in today’s increasingly digital world. The day highlights the processes, technologies and people that address the use, value and security of information. As information continues to be created at rapid rates and more organizations adopt new… Continue Reading Understanding Information Governance Best Practices