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Archiving  |  Electronic Records Management (ERM)

When Pressing Delete Is OK: Learn How to Eliminate ROT in Your Organization

If your organization is like just about every other organization on the planet, you likely have some degree of an information management problem. Most likely, you create too much information, and you keep too much of it for too long. This causes enough problems by itself, but when you then add to the pile all the redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) information you have in your systems, on your file shares, and in every other possible location, it’s a real nightmare. And it’s expensive – in terms of storage costs, in time to find information, in resources, and, sometimes, in fines and legal penalties.

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AIIM Conference  |  Electronic Records Management (ERM)

The Best Conferences for Records Managers

There are many ways to learn beyond the traditional training course. I believe that one of the very best opportunities to learn comes from attending a conference. The sessions at most conferences are generally very good, but there is a bigger benefit for me. That's the opportunity to learn from my peers and colleagues, especially those from disciplines or industries I have less exposure to. It’s those conversations in the halls between sessions, during the lunch break, or after hours at the karaoke bar that can often provide new insights or new ways of looking at things.

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Compliance  |  Electronic Records Management (ERM)  |  Information Security

Data Security Begins with Content Minimization: A 3-Step Approach

Only 3 of the worst 10 data breaches of all time happened in 2019, but it was still not a good year for data security. According to CNet, the primary culprit was “unsecured database.” However, one significant contributing factor in many of them was that organizations collected and retained data they generally didn’t need – and if they did, they didn’t need to retain it as long as they had.

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Electronic Records Management (ERM)

The Best Training for Records Managers

In a couple of recent blog posts, we’ve talked about important skills every modern records manager must have right now and the best certifications for records managers. This leads to a logical question – how does a records manager get there? Where do you start? In my role as Director of Professional Development for AIIM, I connect with countless professionals at this same point along their career path where they are asking these same questions. Most turn out to be a perfect fit for AIIM's training, certification, research, webinars, or some combination of these. But I'll be the first to admit that our educational offerings aren't a perfect fit for everyone and I often get asked, "What are some of the quality training options outside of AIIM?" I never shy away from this question when I'm asked it. As the Association for Intelligent Information Management, it's our duty to connect you with the best fit for your education. So, let's check out some of the best training options for records managers.

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AIIM on Air  |  Electronic Records Management (ERM)

[Podcast] What are the experts saying about the changing role of Records Management?

It’s no secret that the business landscape is changing. Here at AIIM, we’ve talked a lot about how the volume, variety, and value of business information has - for lack of a better term – exploded in recent years. According to our research, the volume of business data is expected to go from X to 4.2X in just the next two years! As the volume, velocity, and variety of enterprise information continues to grow, so does the need for well-thought-out and evolving strategies for records management.

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Electronic Records Management (ERM)

How Much Does Records Management Training Cost? Options For Any Budget

How much does Records Management training cost? In a way, it’s a bit like asking, “How much does dinner cost?” So much of the answer depends on what you want. The cost of dinner could run anywhere from a couple of bucks for those pursuing the dollar menu at their favorite fast food joint, to something like “The Posh Pie” at the Lord Dudley Hotel in Sydney, Australia, which comes with a hefty $12,000 price tag. But, as the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM), we get asked this question all the time. And just like the dinner question, it really depends on what you want. But, if you’re like me – when it comes to dinner (or training), you like to know the options.

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