Is your organization prepared?

Whether you face a natural disaster, malicious attack, fire or even a blackout, being able to sustain operations in your business is crucial for long-term success and survival. And to achieve this you must develop a comprehensive plan that minimizes your risks while minimizing costs. Check out this issue of Information Management for more on this critical topic.

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IM November-December 2011

  • Complete PDF Version of November-December 2011 Issue

  • Emergency! How to Build a Document Unit for Hazardous Incident Response

    (PDF) Though each industry has a unique set of data and operations, John Kain explains in this article how organizations can adapt general records and information management guidelines and procedures to use as the foundation for building a highly skilled document unit to respond to hazardous incidents.
  • Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition Mystery Revealed: What Records Professionals Need to Know

    (PDF) The legal department called. Your organization is being sued, and the other party wants to depose a records manager – and that’s you. Now what? Don’t panic. Be prepared. This article provides all the details of the 30(b)(6) deposition and explains why it is especially important in that the testimony binds the organization.
  • Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® Series: Leveraging the Principles to Ensure Employee Engagement

    In 2011, the records management team of Polsinelli Shughart saw a similar opportunity to use this concept and expand the use of the Principles by creating the Principles Employee Scorecard. Charity Whan clarifies how Polsinelli Shughart’s the Principles Employee Scorecard works and how utilizing the eight principles can underscore the desirable traits sought in employees.
  • RIM Fundamentals: How to Avoid Disaster: RIM's Crucial Role in Business Continuity Planning

    (PDF) The world has experienced a great deal of natural and man-made upheaval and destruction in the past few years, including tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, fires, uprisings, terrorist attacks, deliberate and accidental data breaches, and cyber attacks. Any organization that believes it is safe from loss due to a natural or manmade disaster is denying reality. Find out why a business continuity plan is the answer.
  • Business Matters: Dodd-Frank Act Puts Focus on Information Governance

    (PDF) As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, many organizations should consider revising their current business and compliance practices to satisfy regulatory reporting requirements. Fred Pulzello and Sonali Bhavsar detail how organizations can best adapt to the new rules and regulations and manage the risks that come with it.
  • In Review: Lifting the Fog on Cloud Computing

    (PDF) Cloud Computing Explained provides excellent introductory material about the types of clouds, the pros and cons of their components, and their similarities and differences, including implications for managing information in the cloud; however, it is not a primer. Instead, Julie Gable explains how the book is a structured approach to assessment, design, selection, and implementation of cloud technology.
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