Spring Cleaning Strategies for Your Records Management Program

The concept and process of spring cleaning has so many positive elements. Spring cleaning your home or office can have a positive effect on morale and productivity. The same is true for your business records management program. Here are a few reasons why: Mental Health. Living and working in a neat and organized environment helps…

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Act Like a Detective to Protect Your Business Data

I decided to do a bit of my own detective work and discovered that the phrase we most closely associate with detective Sherlock Holmes, “Elementary, my dear Watson,” was not written by author Arthur Conan Doyle, nor does it appear in any of the Sherlock Holmes books. One thing the famous character did say was,…

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A Combined Scanning, Storage and Shredding Solution Changes Everything

There’s something about multiples, particularly threes, that make individual elements much more powerful. For example, in writing, there is the Rule of Three that says a trio of entities, such as events or characters, is more humorous, satisfying, and effective. The combination of three words and phrases is known as a “triad” and is used…

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How to Protect Your Hard-Copy Data Long Term

With the introduction of the personal computer in the 1970s, it was predicted that our society would be paper free by the 21st century. In fact, offices have reduced paper consumption by 20% since then, but the US population has also increased by 40%. All that to say, as our digital world has grown, hard…

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Get the Most out of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Certain months of the year are given unique designations to help bring awareness to an important issue. For instance, October was designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2004. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of DHS, has designated this year’s campaign theme to be, “See Yourself in Cyber,”…

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What We Can Learn from 2022 Data Breaches So Far

When we hear about a data breach, it’s always the “other” company. We think it will never happen to ours until it does. No company anticipates a data breach occurring. It comes as an unfortunate surprise, and all you can do is take preventative action. Two important factors to eliminate the risk of serious damage…

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Crucial Questions to Ask Your Off-Site Records Storage Provider

Best Questions Help Find the Best Provider The purpose of asking the right questions in advance is to save time, headaches, and money later by not assuming you were getting a service that wasn’t being offered. You require a unique set of services, but there are other services you don’t require and don’t want to…

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Is Your Records Management Program Audit Ready?

The Dreaded “A” Word “Audit.” How does that word make you feel when you read or hear it? Some picture it as people coming into your office and digging through your records to find out what you did wrong and ruin your life. In the late 1800s, during a trial, Lord Justice Henry Charles Lopes…

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