Questions for Your Next Records Management Product or Service Demonstration Webcast

The lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has given me the opportunity to attend several webcasts on new records management products and services. All of these presentations have been quite good and provided a reasonable degree of useful information. There was a time in my career that I was doing these same webcasts, and I … More Questions for Your Next Records Management Product or Service Demonstration Webcast

ARMA and the War on Records Management

As the sole discipline with the moral and academic authority to defensibly destroy unneeded, risky information, records management is the last line of defense between those organizations we serve and those organizations who want to enrich themselves on the valuable information our customers create. ARMA once understood this and proudly defended the records management profession … More ARMA and the War on Records Management

Next Generation Records Management Comes to the US Federal Government – Part II

In this post from last December, I commented on NARA’s release of their Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements and suggested that it was the beginning of the government’s steady march toward implementing next generation records management solutions across the Federal government.   In January, NARA moved another step forward by creating its Electronic Records Management … More Next Generation Records Management Comes to the US Federal Government – Part II

Data Breaches are Records Management Problems

As I’ve said here many times, records managers have always provided the same vital service: we manage recorded information – regardless of format or platform – through its entire lifecycle: creation, distribution, use, maintenance, and disposition.  This has been true for hundreds of years and it will continue to be true long after all of … More Data Breaches are Records Management Problems

Next Generation Records Management Comes to the US Federal Government

Even the most vigilant observer of records management trends could be forgiven for not noticing, but over the last year or so, a revolution has come to Federal agency records management. This revolution has been a long time coming and the seeds of change were probably first planted more than seven years ago with the … More Next Generation Records Management Comes to the US Federal Government

AIIM and the ICRM Announce Important New Strategic Partnership

Today AIIM and the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) are announcing a new partnership agreement that promises to have a tremendously positive effect on the records management profession for a long time to come. Going forward, ICRM Certified Records Manager (CRM) and ICRM Certified Records Analyst (CRA) candidates “who successfully complete the AIIM ERM … More AIIM and the ICRM Announce Important New Strategic Partnership

Records Management Functionality: A Brief History

As I’ve noted here a number of times before, records management is a centuries-old, well-defined professional discipline.  Records managers have always provided the same vital service: we manage recorded information, regardless of media or format, through its entire lifecycle – creation, distribution, use, maintenance, and disposition.   While the tools records managers use have changed considerably … More Records Management Functionality: A Brief History

On Why the Records Management Profession Must Endure

A former ARMA International Association President states during a keynote address that the disposition of records in a massive corporate data lake “doesn’t really matter.” A practitioner of ‘information governance,’ – purportedly the “expansion of traditional records management” – offers to make you a certified information governance professional “in just two weeks!” A career-long, low-level … More On Why the Records Management Profession Must Endure

Farming and the Next Generation Records Manager

Next Generation Records Management solutions are not technology solutions.  They are a set of innovative information lifecycle management methodologies that are enabled by the latest disruptive technologies. And records management is not a responsibility that someone is assigned or a role that someone fills.  It is a professional discipline that requires years of training and … More Farming and the Next Generation Records Manager