Posts Tagged ‘information management by design’

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 […]

System decommissioning, migration, and manager responsibilities – summary of the June Digital Implementers group June 22, 2015 No Comments

Last week we had our regular Digital Implementers group meeting. As usual, a diverse group attended from across government. There was a lively discussion around the various implementation challenges the organisations are facing, as well as discussion of data migration and decommissioning challenges, and management accountabilities for information.

How does information and records management support privacy? May 28, 2015 No Comments

Recently, State Records staff attended a very informative session hosted by the NSW Privacy Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Coombs. This “Privacy Matters” event was held to mark Privacy Awareness Week, which is an initiative supported by the Asia Pacific Privacy Awareness forum. State Records had a stand at the forum in conjunction with staff from NSW […]

Implementing digital disposal – summary of digital implementers workshop May 13, 2015 No Comments

Last week we had our regular digital implementers group meeting. This session’s topic was digital disposal. In advance of the meeting, we conducted a mini-survey of the group to get a sense of their progress and capacity was in this area. The results of this were interesting because, while it was a limited sample, there […]

Recent digital advice May 1, 2015 No Comments

State Records is constantly talking to government organisations about a fascinating range of projects. These range broadly from questions about data migration to ongoing engagements about digital business transformation. Some of the issues we have covered recently include: Email in the cloud. We have talked to a number of organisations trying to determine how to appropriately manage email when a cloud transition […]

Enterprise Search – part 2 April 20, 2015 1 Comment

Our recent post about our latest Digital Implementers Group workshop, in which we discussed Enterprise Search technologies, has generated a fair bit of discussion. I thought it might be a good opportunity to delve into this a bit more, as well as discuss the role of the digital implementers group. The Digital Implementers Group The Digital Implementers […]

New Standard on Records Management issued to the NSW Public Sector March 2, 2015 No Comments

The Standard on Records Management was issued to the NSW public sector today. It has been over a year of planning, development and consultation, and we had some great feedback from the professional community. The standard is now available on the State Records NSW website together with implementation resources. A comprehensive implementation guide is available […]

Recent digital advice – the challenges currently facing public offices November 25, 2014 No Comments

Recently we’ve been very active out and about talking to public offices about their digital projects and the information management issues they are facing. Scenarios we talked about included the redevelopment of client management systems, expanding ECM/EDRMS systems to enable collaboration across agencies in a cluster, and the consolidation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. […]

Conversations about digital information management and digital disposal July 22, 2014 1 Comment

Peter and I like to get out and talk to people, to get a sense of how information is genuinely being managed out in different business environments. Recently we have had conversations about digital information management and disposal with a group of people who regularly work on digital business operations with many different organisations. We have also recently discussed digital […]

Systems are episodes in the life of information June 24, 2014 No Comments

One of the issues we are talking to agencies a lot about at the moment is information longevity, primarily the fact that an awful lot of business information will need to outlive the system it is part of. This concept however, still does not have significant traction or understanding. In most business environments, systems or services […]