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Information Governance

Records and Information Management Versus Information Governance

Records and Information Management Versus Information Governance

What is the difference between RIM and IG? Records and Information Management (RIM) and Information Governance (IG) are two terms or concepts that still confuse many people. There are those who state they need Information Governance rather than Records and Information Management. Others insist that RIM and IG are two entirely different fields. However, the…

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How Records Managers can Enhance Information Governance

How Records Managers can Enhance Information Governance

How cooperation will lead to better Information Governance? Records Managers are r the safe and efficient operation of organisations when it comes to the use of records and data. In an increasingly data-rich world, the role of the Records Manager is becoming more prominent yet tougher too. There are many pressures placed on Records Managers…

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What You Need to Know About the POPI Act Right Now!

What You Need to Know About the POPI Act Right Now!

What You Need to Know About the POPI Act Right Now! POPI Act? POPI Act is the Protection of Personal Information Act of South Africa, also known as the POPIA. The POPI Act aims to regulate how personal information is processed. The bill broadly defines personal information as anything relating to an “identifiable, living natural…

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Data Breaches & Information Leaks – How Safe Are You?

Data Breaches & Information Leaks - How Safe Are You?

Data Breaches & Information Leaks – How Safe Are You? How safe are you as a South African from data breaches and information leaks? We live in a world where information has become somewhat of a form of currency, one where every bit of data has its own value in a sea of unique data…

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Improving Governance and POPI Compliance: Information Management Solutions

Improving Governance and POPI Compliance: Information Management Solutions

Improving Governance and POPI Compliance: Information Management Solutions South African organisations are faced with many governance and compliance challenges including POPI Compliance. The legislation on how information is stored and disposed of is changing, and the new POPI (Protection of Personal Information) act has shifted many of the storage and security requirements for business. An…

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Digitise Information Management with Cloud & Imaging Solutions

Digitise Information Management with Cloud & Imaging Solutions | Iron Mountain SA

There has never been a better time to digitise information management and increase your business’s efficiency Why is it important to digitise information management? Every successful company knows all too well, the importance of correctly managing all of the information that passes through it on a daily basis. To avoid any serious mishaps that could…

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Health Check your Information Management Practices

Health Check your Information Management Practices

Health Check your Information Management Practices The health of your information management practices can say much about your general business vitality. A robust information management program fully utilises the intelligence in your business data without endangering compliance. As not all data is created equally, it also reveals just how in tune your business is with…

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Refresh Your Information Governance Road Map

Refresh Your Information Governance Road Map

Refresh Your Information Governance Road Map Spring is the perfect time to refresh your information governance road map. Goaded by the explosive growth of digital content, devices and cloud storage, smart organisations are morphing traditional records management towards a more holistic information governance road map, accounting for digital information security, compliance and information asset life…

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IoT Challenges becoming a major roadblock for IG professionals

IoT Challenges becoming a major roadblock for IG professionals

IoT Challenges becoming a major roadblock for IG professionals Internet challenges have recently become a hot topic due to the continuing proliferation of IoT devices. But what is IoT, exactly, and how does it affect Information Governance? Depending on who you ask, the answer to this question appears to be in the shadowy area now…

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4 Key Trends Indicate Upsurge in IG Interest

4 Key Trends Indicate Upsurge in IG Interest

4 Key Trends Indicate Upsurge in IG Interest Information Governance (IG) is rapidly emerging as one of today’s most pressing business topics. IG is an evolutionary process for every business and organisations are at different stages of maturity. There is general agreement that initiatives must extend beyond a segmented approach to ensure a pro-active, rather…

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Reorganise Your Records and Information Management and Save Money

How to Save Money on Records and Information Management in 2017

We take a look at how smart records and information management can save you money. Records and Information Management is an essential part of running a business. As economic pressures increase so too does the need to cut costs and streamline operations. Reorganising your company’s records and information management systems and processes can unlock many…

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Yes, Even More Records and Information Management Myths

Yes, Even More Records and Information Management Myths

There sure are many myths floating around. If you have not yet had your fill of records management myth busting then here are a few more for you to enjoy.   Myth Number 10 Implementing file-tracking software will not be well received by employees. It is true that not everyone welcomes change and some even…

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Even More Records and Information Management Myths

Records Management Myths - Sorting Facts from Fiction

Separating truth from fiction. There seems to be a steady stream of myths surrounding records and information management. So, whenever we come across them we feel the proper thing to do is set the record straight.   Myth Number 7 Storing records offsite reduces productivity. This is one of those myths that almost sound true.…

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9 Steps to Improve Your Company’s Records and Information Management Part 2

9 Steps to Improve Your Company’s Records and Information Management

Part 2: Records Privacy, Confidentiality and Security     In Part 1 of, “9 Steps to Improve Your Company’s Records and Information Management“, we looked at five key areas including: Determining Responsibility Standardise Company Document Creation Implement Filing Systems Management of Physical Files Storage of Records   In Part 2 we cover the remaining four…

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9 Steps to Improve Your Company’s Records and Information Management Part 1

9 Steps to Improve Your Company’s Records and Information Management

Part 1: Assessing your organisations’ RIM needs   Few organisations if any have perfect Records and Information Management Programmes. RIM is a continual process and new challenges and technology present themselves all the time necessitating adjustments to your processes. There are however ways to improve your Records and Information Management and create a smoother running,…

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Records & Information Management Tips for 2016 – Part 2

Records & Information Management Tips for 2016

How to get your Records Management Programme off to a flying start in the New Year.     Records Management is a broad subject comprised of many different tasks. Thus maintaining your Records Management Programme is not always easy. Yet today it is a necessary part of operating a business. In, ‘Records & Information Management…

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Records & Information Management Tips for 2016 – Part 1

Records & Information Management Tips for 2016

When last did you review your company’s RIM Programme?   Now that you are well into the new year and back into the swing of things, isn’t it time you looked at your company’s Records & Information Management Programme and Policies? When last did you take the time to review them? For many companies the…

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10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need Records and Information Management

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Why modern day businesses need an RIM Programme   Proper records and information management in any business is of utmost importance. Data is an important resource in any business and thus has to be guarded jealously. With modern technologies, it is now easier to manage information and other related records in the business setting. Proper…

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Iron Mountain’s Records and Information Management Services

Iron Mountain’s Records and Information Management Services

Take a look at these 8 important pages and find out why Iron Mountain is the natural choice as your Records and Information Management partner Records Management & Storage Records management is tough for any organisation without the experience and expertise to manage records. Keeping up to date with legislation changes, compliance, retention periods, costs…

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How Document Imaging Improves Information Management

Document Scanning Article, Document Imaging Services - Docufile

Easy access through professional imaging solutions There is no doubt that in today’s fast paced ever-changing business landscape there is a need for document imaging solutions that allow you to access your business records and vital documents instantly. As your business grows, takes on new clients and increases its staff complement it becomes inevitable that…

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The Record and Information Management Appraisal

The Information Management Programme Getting your company’s Information Management Programme right requires no small amount of effort. In order to start your programme you first need to know how many records* you have, and how much non-record information** is stored. Once known, you will be in a position to plan how to manage your records…

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