The Importance of Being Permanent

The effect of the word permanent “is rarely pure and never simple”[1] when it comes to records management. In the post-GDPR world, how you interpret and implement the word “permanent” into your retention schedule—as either a long-term retention period[2] or a hardcopy format—could cost you significantly.   The Association of Records Managers & Administrators (ARMA)…

Are Cloud Drives the Latest Dumping Ground?

The underlying promise of digital transformation is that if you eliminate paper you will improve process workflow and organizational performance. But it often seems that we’ve traded one mountain of clutter for another. We’ve evolved from stacks of paper filling filing cabinets to growing digital disarray in file servers, online repositories, and web-based services. And…

Big Bucket Retention Schedules

Is the Big Bucket Retention Schedule Dead in the Age of Privacy?

Big Bucket records retention schedules (RRS) are common practice in the Records and Information Management (RIM) industry. The Big Bucket approach involves grouping records together based on similar business processes and events to the greatest extent possible.  Routine records are classified separately.  Implementing a Big Bucket approach means that duplication and overlapping between business areas…

Software-as-a-Service model for Zasio Records Retention Software

Zasio Releases Record Retention Software as a Service Model

Zasio Enterprises now offers an easier, more convenient way to manage your records retention schedules online via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Zasio, a global leader in Information Governance (IG) technology solutions and consulting services, now offers their records retention program, Versatile Retention, fully online. Versatile Retention is a complete retention schedule management and research solution that gives…