We bet you didn’t know this — April is National Records and Information Management Month!
Records and Information Management Month (RIMM) is celebrated internationally during the month of April to highlight the significant impact records management has on organizations. The purpose is to emphasize the value and importance of organizing and maintaining records and data for the efficient and effective management of information.
RIMM was first observed in 1995 as National Records and Information Management Day, through the efforts of members of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA).
Every organization, no matter the industry, is constantly inundated with information — whether it’s hard copy records or electronic data and media, our businesses depend on the flow of information and access to important data. Keeping information organized, secure, and accessible can be a daunting task. If your organization has been unintentionally neglecting your records retention policy, or hasn’t been making information management a priority, this month is a great time to refocus on ensuring you have a successful and secure long-term document management strategy.
A multifaceted information management strategy can mean the difference between a successful organization and one riddled with disorganization, inefficiency, and security issues.
ARMA identifies several principles that describe best practices for records management. We’ve compiled a brief overview of them for you here.
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