Navigating Tax Season with Efficient Records Management

While some may suggest paying taxes with a smile, the IRS prefers monetary contributions. A better approach to the tax season is to ensure that your records are well-organized and complete, making the entire tax preparation process more successful and less stressful. Here are key suggestions for efficient records management during tax season. 1. Identify…

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Records Center Storage vs. Self-Storage: A Detailed Comparison

Comparing Apples and Oranges The popular saying about comparing apples and oranges is a lighthearted way of explaining that an evaluation of two things is extremely difficult or impossible because the two things being compared are so different. When considering storage options, the choice between a records center storage company and a self-storage facility might…

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Important Things to Consider When Storing and Managing Legal Records

Many of us choose our professions based on our personal interest and ability to perform in that industry. Unfortunately, the eagerness to thrive and succeed in a certain business sometimes fades with the realization that the job also entails other things that are unappealing or challenging. I’ve often seen gifted leaders get bogged down by…

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Ensuring Records Management Compliance for Healthcare Organizations

As a healthcare organization, what does records management compliance mean to you? Is it primarily about safeguarding patient information? Here’s a reminder of the key areas where compliance is essential in case your records management practices have been affected by your daily workload. HIPAA Compliance The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the…

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It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Are You Protected?

With the rise of smartphones and other advanced technology in the last 20 years, the cybersecurity world has grown significantly. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and is a great time to review and upgrade your knowledge of cyber threats. Here are our recommendations for keeping your digital world secure and protected from online dangers. 1.…

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Avoid These 5 Records Management Mistakes

On September 1, the legendary Margaritaville singer, Jimmy Buffett, passed away. Despite having only one of his songs in the top 10, he was an incredibly successful music billionaire. I think one of the things that made him popular with his “Parrot Head” fans was that his songs and concerts depicted a relaxed lifestyle that…

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Tips for Finding the Right Records Management Provider

I grew up with three older brothers. The disadvantage was that I was the last to benefit from well-worn hand-me-downs. The advantage was that those well-worn items would only make it to me if they had passed the test of surviving three boys. It was the same with their experiences growing up. They would pass…

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Tips for Moving from Paper to Digital Document Management

Digital document management is a system used to store documents and information in a manner that: Reduces file search time Reduces the potential of lost files Increases file retrieval rate Frees up expensive physical office space Increases security by making it harder for files to be lost, misfiled, seen or stolen Backups can be easily…

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Proactive Approaches to Data Security

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It This old saying is thought to be attributed to Thomas Bertram Lance, a staff member in President Jimmy Carter’s 1977 administration. In the May 1977 newsletter, Nation’s Business, Lance is quoted as saying he can save Uncle Sam billions of dollars if he can get the government to…

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The Many Advantages of Digital Records

  On my most recent vacation, I was reminded of a not-so-long-ago time when I would carry a camera bag, a pocket phone book of numbers, a long-distance calling card, and a portable cassette player to listen to music. Okay, maybe it was actually a long time ago, but it was still in my lifetime.…

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