The movement toward electronic records offers unprecedented opportunities to improve business efficiency via cheaper storage, faster information retrieval and automation of records management workflows such as retention and disposition. But with new opportunities come new challenges, as the technical and business reality of electronic records and systems meets records management requirements that existed well before terms like “electronic records” and “digitization” became common place in business.
It should also be noted that challenges of applying established requirements to new media are not unique to organizations that successfully moved away from physical record”keeping in favour of a paperless office.
Many organizations are subject to stringent internal administrative processes and external rules that require them to retain signed contracts, title documents and other core records in paper form. But the coexistence of paper and electronic content can add yet another layer of complexity to the otherwise simple tasks of identifying, retaining and eventually disposing of required business records.
So how does an organization reap the benefits of electronic records management while mitigating the compliance and practical risks introduced by those same electronic records?
The answer to this question is the core objective of this training.