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Embarking on Records Management – You Have to Own it To Do It: Part II

What Do We Mean by Records Management Program Ownership?

Ownership refers to how information technology and lines of business executives collaborate to establish guidelines on:

  • What constitutes a record to begin with
  • Who the internal champion(s) and/or primary stakeholders are in the project
  • Where records need to be stored along all stages of their lifecycle and when they can be deleted or destroyed, in context with industry and legal standards
  • Why records might need to be collected, held for audit, or made available for evidentiary purposes
  • How to implement your records management plan, be it in incremental phases or as a massive, cross-organizational rollout all at once

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Embarking on Records Management – You Have to Own It to Do It

Implementing a Records Management program is a strategic imperative which should never be taken lightly, neither by corporate nor public sector executives.

When you are building a house your architectural design is the foundation of your plans and will determine whether your house will crumble or collapse over time. Similarly your RM initiative’s architectural design is a pivotal factor, determining whether your program will be sustainable over the long haul.

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