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Tag: Records Management

Let’s Not Forget Archive Documents

I’ve found myself playing around archives for a few projects.  Usually it is for my blog Finnish Not Done, which would not exist if it were not for archives of the migration of Finnish people in the Americas.  I recently used archives for a story about AIIM’s early history, which got me thinking.  When talking… Read More ›

Records Management Programs Need a Diet

Last week at the AIIM Conference, I noticed that lots of companies are looking for the quick win on records management.  There’s no such thing.  Users need to realize records management is like a diet.  At my annual physical my doctor keeps telling me to eat right and exercise.  I do neither, so can I… Read More ›

Social Content is on the Record as being Record Content

Organizations have been quick to adopt social channels as a new communication mechanism.  But the records aspect of these channels is often ignored.  Control over instant messaging (AOL Instant Messenger) was ignored by trading companies fourteen years ago until word got out.  But oddly, the problem is still happening today.  As new social channels are… Read More ›

Thoughts on the Ethics of Retention Policies

Several weeks ago Ron Miller wrote a piece about a potential smoking gun email in the Google/Oracle Java patent suit where he cites Cyrus Mistry’s 2010 AIIM keynote. As Ron recalls, Mistry declared “Everyone gets access to all data and keep it forever.”  I was at the same event and my reaction at the time… Read More ›

No Surprise, Iron Mountain Sells Records Management to Autonomy.

Some may have been surprised to see Iron Mountain selling it’s digital assets (read source code) for records management to Autonomy.  But not if you were looking at the big picture it’s not a surprise.  Well really it’s only the price tag that was a surprise.  For what Iron Mountain bought Mimosa last year for… Read More ›

Twas The Night Before Trial

Twas the night before trial and all through the office. Not a lawyer was stirring, not even the novice The papers were filed, all straight in their folders, The ones they had burned were down to a smolder

Will Iron Mountain be the First Content Cloud?

Mimosa Systems acquisition by Iron Mountain was an interesting surprise.  Interesting in that it brings the oldest records management company into the forefront of the latest in eDiscovery.  Iron Mountain was started in 1950 when an abandoned iron mine in Kentucky was used to store bank records and is now located in over 39 countries. … Read More ›

Records Management Drawn and Quartered

Records management is in constant flux. Litigation, like the ownership of email, and new technologies, like PSS Systems, continue to mold the way records are understood. Sarbanes Oxley did look to normalize a lot of what a company is required to keep but even this changes as litigation looks to rewrite the rules. No matter… Read More ›