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Email Archives Saved the Day

Posted by Benjamin Wright

Mar 18, 2014 4:33:00 PM

A certified public accountant recently told me how happy she was that her company retained a lot of electronic mail. Her company is a small contractor for the department of defense.

Auditors from the department of defense arrived unexpectedly. They wanted to review records from eight years ago. The company did not retain the specific records that the auditors want to see. It is not unusual for a company to fail to keep very specific records in a shoe box - for eight years.

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Topics: Email Archiving, compliance, Email Policy

Where Can I Find the Perfect Record Management Policy?

Posted by Benjamin Wright

Feb 21, 2014 10:39:00 AM

There is no such thing as the perfect policy for managing enterprise records.

Many people believe there should just be a perfect template on the web and everyone should download it, fill in the blanks and adopt it.

However, the truth is there is sharp disagreement among experts as to what is the correct policy. This disagreement shows that a “best practice” does not exist in virtually any industry.

Firms Are Diverse

Enterprises are different. Some are government agencies; others are non-profits; others are for-profit corporations. Some are large; some are smaller. Some are highly-regulated; some are not.

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Topics: Email Archiving, Electronic Information, compliance, Email Policy

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