Posts Tagged ‘benefits’

Digital implementers group – executive and management support during change March 18, 2016 No Comments

Last week, the Digital Implementers Group met for one of their regular six-weekly meetings. As always, the group shared some fascinating insights into their current projects. The focus of the discussion was on the support required for managing information and records through organisational change. Members discussed the important factors and challenges, and how they had addressed […]

Decommissioning systems – the benefits December 18, 2015 No Comments

A common problem for many organisations is the accumulation of digital records and information in systems which become obsolete. These systems either rely on legacy technology, or are related to non-current business processes. However many of these systems contain high value information, and their poor management can become a significant risk for organisations. Decommissioning is a process by which a […]

People and organisational culture – creating the environment for digital transformation August 21, 2015 No Comments

Last week we had our regular Digital Implementers’ Group meeting. This time, the topic was focused around people and organisational culture. The group’s members what are the necessary cultural factors in organisations which have strong digital information and records management, and what are the cultural barriers. Representing in the group were are wide range of […]

NARA’s summary of records management automation approaches June 20, 2014 1 Comment

I have previously blogged about the US National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) approach to cloud email. NARA has issued a paper which surveys the available strategies for improving records capture through automation. It highlights the advantages, the maturity, and the risks and drawbacks of these approaches. Continuing in the theme of drawing on good […]

What is information management? May 19, 2014 No Comments

Information is at the core of government business, and is a core asset. A big deal  is made of this in government ICT strategies (NSW, New Zealand) and it is commonly heard from ICT research firms like Ovum and Gartner,  but what does it actually mean? We emphasise that it if you want value from […]

Our top 10 tips for a great EDRMS implementation May 14, 2012 3 Comments

We are currently reviewing our Future Proof blog to improve its structure and navigation and have discovered that, since its inception in 2008, the most commonly searched for terms is ‘EDRMS.’ We have been advising agencies for a number of years about EDRMS and implementation projects. We have published some information about EDRMS on the […]

Digital records at Housing NSW March 4, 2010 No Comments

At the Records Managers Forum on March 2, Michael McMullan from Housing NSW spoke about the project he has been running to roll digital recordkeeping out across the organisation.

Digital archivists and business information managers in demand according to Gartner, Inc. February 2, 2010 1 Comment

It was interesting to note this week that according to Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm, organisations will increasingly need to recruit staff with a mix of IT and information management, recordkeeping and archives skills in order to cope with the need for trustworthy and reliable business information amongst huge volumes of digital information, […]

Future Proof Update November 2009 – Controlling the growth (and costs!) of unstructured information in your organisation November 10, 2009 No Comments

If you ask most people what is the single most difficult problem in managing information in their organisation, the response is likely to be related to the sheer quantity of records produced. Digital recordkeeping has certainly allowed us to create more and more records (and duplicates) than ever before.

Future Proof update March 09 – Using ROI metrics to justify digital recordkeeping project spending March 23, 2009 No Comments

Most digital recordkeeping improvement projects require an investment of funds and time and often involve a certain degree of upheaval in the way your organisation does its business. How can you make the case for change so that management are willing to support your proposal? One method that makes a lot of sense to managers […]