Analog Records Management Challenges

Each year, the National Archives and Records Administration releases its Federal Agency Records Management (FARM) report.  The 2017 version, released in August 2018, shows that agencies are mostly on track for meeting upcoming records management deadlines that will shift the government towards a more modernized, digitally inclusive state. Despite their …

Regulatory pressure is reshaping big data as we know it

It should come as no surprise to anyone monitoring the burgeoning big data ecosystem that the increasing quantity of data being generated, the majority of which is unstructured—combined with the growing number of external data sources and quotidian nature of data breaches—has led to today’s hyper-sensitive regulatory environment. It was …

5 Steps to Starting a Records Management Program

Records management is the effective and systematic control of an organization’s records, regardless of medium, through their entire life cycle–from receipt or creation until their final disposition. Records management ensures that valuable records evidencing an organization’s activities and that have legal, fiscal, administrative or historical value are protected and accessible …