Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, January/February

Acquisitions All Around
UP FRONT News, Trends & Analysis The research firm Meta Group predicts the enterprise content management market will exceed $10 billion by 2004. Furthermore, by 2006 more than 90 percent of "Global 2000" companies will have formalized electronic...
A Resolution for the New Year
The beginning of a new year is an opportune time to make resolutions to change or to do something differently in the next 12 months and beyond. Some resolve to improve their physical or mental well-being by losing weight, exercising more, shopping less,...
A Time of Challenge and Opportunity for RIM
At a recent conference held in Bristol, United Kingdom (U.K.), "Records Management in Government," the US ,'s Lord Chancellor Irvine of Lairg said now is a time of great opportunity and challenge for records management. "The government's aim is to make...
Book Review: Prevention Planning
TITLE: An Ounce of Prevention: Integrated Disaster Planning for Archives, Libraries, and Records Centres (Second Edition) AUTHOR: Johanna Wellheiser and Jude Scott ISBN: 0-8108-4176-2 PUBLISHER: Scarecrow Press and the Canadian Archives Foundation PUBLICATION...
Book Review: Quiet Leadership
Book Review: Quiet Leadership Last May, Internal Audit Manager Cynthia Cooper met with a staff member and learned that he had uncovered $500 million in computer expenses for which he could find no supporting documentation. "Keep going," Cooper advised...
Coming Soon: Self-Destructing E-Mail?
Microsoft has been quiet about the next version of Office, dubbed Office 11 and set to ship in mid-May, but a few media outlets are reporting that the upcoming version of its e-mail program Outlook will allow users to have more control over their e-mail...
Congress Triples Cyber Security Funding
In November 2002, Congress passed a massive program that will triple spending on cyber security efforts by allocating nearly a billion dollars for research. The Senate approved the Cyber Security Research and Development Act (CSRDA), which hands colleges...
Gartner Predicts IT Advances Will Spur Job Cuts
Technology will continue to help companies become more efficient, but it could cost employees their jobs. According to Gartner Inc., successful companies buoyed by a stronger economy and continued technological advances will lay off millions of employees...
Preserving the Paper (and Electronic) Trail
Legislative & Regulatory Update Records and information management professionals will be key players in devising systems to meet the law's retention requirements When Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, it adopted a comprehensive approach...
Protecting Records
At the Core This article: Discusses the impact of 9/11 on disaster planning Discusses centralized vs. decentralized computing Provides best practices for long-term data retention in the Face of Chaos, Calamity, and Cataclysm Even organizations that do...
Putting "Strategic" into Information Management
if information is not strategically managed as an asset, information management will be underresourced, under-valued, under-appreciated, and under-respected Fact or Myth? Information is one of the most important business assets of any organization. Fact....
Security Efforts Still Lacking
There is more bad news about security, or the lack thereof, in U.S. businesses. According to the New York Times, other areas of security, such as the disaster-preparedness of information technology (IT) systems, have come under increased scrutiny since...
Sites Protest Spain's Net Law
Spain is now regulating cyberspace sites that engage in commerce, and any organization doing business in or with the country should be aware of the new law. Under a law that took effect October 12, 2002, any Spain-based Web site that participates in...
The Case of the Disappearing Data
The war on terrorism has taken public access to information prisoner, according to many experts. Since 9/11, the federal government has removed public access to what it has deemed to be sensitive data. The Associated Press (AP) recently reported that...
The Challenge of Web Site Records Preservation
Managing electronic records in fast-paced, technologydriven Web environments has frustrated information management professionals for more than a decade The "free and open" Internet has transformed personal techniques for gathering and storing information...
The Emergence of E-Vaulting
Electronic vaulting is a compelling improvement on traditional in-house data backup and recovery functions At the Core This article: Discusses the need for effective data protection methods Examines electronic vaulting technology and uses If small- and...
The Role of Microfilm in Information Management
TechTrends Current and past problems with digital long-term storage have been well publicized. Is it possible to guarantee the preservation of history and allow for future processing of it? At the Core This article: * Explains the problems presented...
The Value and Use of Standards in the Microfilm Industry
* ManagementWise No industry that creates, disseminates, and stores information can reach its potential until it establishes standards that will result in product and procedural uniformity At the Core This article: * Describes what standards are and...
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