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Have you read these important Records Management articles?

We felt it would be worthwhile revisiting these useful records management articles, just in case you missed them. 

We write many records management articles, and while it is always nice to read something new, this does not mean that there is no value in something old, or that older articles are any less relevant. So with this in mind, we thought we would once again highlight a few of our popular older records management articles. Enjoy!


Records Management in the Digital Age

There is no question, that Records and Information Management has changed dramatically with the advent of the digital age.

Iron Mountain’s popular, “Records Management in the Digital Age” article discusses a number of important aspects of shifting from paper to digital records. Here is a snippet from that article:


 “While there is no all-encompassing document management law, there are many individual laws and regulations, which apply. Many of these laws are general and some are industry specific.

Some general laws include the Companies Act, Income Tax Act, Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, Stamp Duties Act, and the Promotion of Access to Information Act. Industry specific acts tend to affect Mining, Health, Professional Services, and Financial Services to name a few.

Failure to comply with legislative requirements that apply to document management can land your business in hot water and lead to penalties that could effectively put you out of business.”


Would you like to read more? Click this link: Records Management in the Digital Age


What is Records and Information Management?

Implementing an effective records management program requires some understanding of the subject. In fact, more than ever companies and staff that are responsible for important documents and records need to take the time to understand the impact changing technology is having on managing records and information.

Another popular Iron Mountain article is, “What is Records and Information Management?” In this article, we aim to shed some light on data management and its components. Here is a snippet from that article:


“Managing records and information effectively requires that technology and people work together. The technology comes in the form of proper management systems that help you to automate your records and information organisation and retrieval. While clearly defined governance procedures guide people to use this technology correctly.”


Interested in reading the full article? Click this link: What is Records and Information Management?

Healthcare Records Disaster Recovery

While many industries are affected by changing records and information management technology perhaps few are affected more than the Healthcare Industry. Not only does the healthcare industry generate vast quantities of records, but these records are also highly confidential and their loss can even prove to be life threatening.

Here is a snippet from: “Healthcare Records Disaster Recovery


“The answer to disaster prevention and recovery lies in a Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan. One could say that this component of your Healthcare Records and Information Management Programme plays the part of the doctor.

Patient confidentiality and the accompanying legal implications are not easy hurdles to overcome when you are considering converting paper records into digital ones. Nonetheless, imagine the life threatening ramifications and legal issues that might occur where patient medical records get damaged or destroyed due to some disaster. Now imagine you have no backups and a patient needs treatment and is allergic to certain medications.”


Read the full article by clicking this link: Healthcare Records Disaster Recovery


Iron Mountain – Your Records and Information Management Specialist

Iron Mountain is a leading RIM service provider. Our years of experience in the industry, combined with our state-of-the-art offsite storage facilities and cutting-edge solutions allow us to cater to a wide range of needs.

For more information about how Iron Mountain can assist you with your Records and Information Management requirements, please feel free to get in touch.


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