“GOVERNMENT SHOULD RUN MORE LIKE A BUSINESS.”
Maybe, maybe not. But here’s a useful related question: What works well and efficiently in the business world to accomplish something that government also has to do?
One thing our federal government does a LOT of is manage information: gather data; collect documents and forms and correspondence; correlate information; share it – or keep it from being shared; analyze it, write about it, and publish it.
Your organization almost certainly relies on automation for some key functions to reduce errors and increase efficiency.
Automation, whether it’s digital, mechanical, or otherwise, has long been met with suspicion—that it’s a moneymaker for the owner but a job-killer for everyone else. In reality, IT automation merely takes on the routine, tedious functions in the management of complex systems, allowing the human brain to concentrate on more abstract, far-reaching, and (hopefully) profitable activities. An automated IT environment, in fact, is only useful if it allows humans to.
Accountability, Integrity, Protection, Compliance, Availability, Transparency, Retention and Disposition: ARMA’s Generally Accepted Record Keeping Principles® form the basis for a solid, workable information governance program. You already know how to do it right. Now start extending the principles to the next area that needs attention.
You’re a contractor or a subcontractor with the U.S. Government and you just read Subpart 4.703, the one that pertains to what records you need to hold onto during and after a contract. Yes, the subpart that says you can have a paperless office. Going paperless is NOT going to be easy.
ZDNet published an interesting article entitled “Innovation defined: New, useful, real and critical to long-term success” written by Bill Detwiler. This article seemed to be written specifically for Tagence and the culture of innovation being developed here.
The rate of data breaches in 2015 was the highest ever recorded and 2016 will surpass it. One of the main causes of these breaches is little to no data encryption.
The only thing people complain about more than the status quo is change.
Three ways to help when change is inevitable: start with “why”, understand perspective, and look for ways to make it easy.
The four sides to consider when looking at an enterprise content or enterprise information management technology system (or really any system) in today’s market are security, control, ROI and satisfaction.
With March Madness on the way we here at Tagence thought we should share our inside scoop on the best EIM / ECM on the court… I mean market. If you are only using a portion of your software you have invested in, it’s like the coach only putting in 3 out his 5 players. Add to that, the coach may not have even put in his best players for the game.
When we spun Tagence off, I was determined not to be like the cobbler whose children had no shoes: we were going to use what we sell, and follow our own advice. So we are in the process of setting up our new enterprise information system using M-Files.
Your business runs on data: financial data, contracts, emails, personnel information, invoices, inventory records. Data in boxes and filing cabinets, data on your file server, data in the cloud, data on every laptop and desktop. Too much unmanaged data carries costs you might not be thinking about.
If your company has been around for more than a couple of years, the thought of dealing with the amount of data you’ve accumulated can be daunting. You need to find it all, get rid of duplicates, decide what to keep and what to throw away, get it to its new home in some kind of order, and put a system in place to keep it manageable.
NAMIC Insurance Company’s organizational structure presented unusual information governance challenges. Tagence worked closely with NAMIC’s management and users to implement an HP Records Manager solution that met those challenges, providing robust auditing and compliance capabilities without changing the fundamental way the business is run. Read the NAMIC Insurance Company Success Brief to find out more.