Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 1, January/February

Amazon.com's Text Search Revolution
Amazon.com recently introduced a much-anticipated feature - "Search Inside the Book" - on its Web site that enables customers to search the entire text of electronic copies of books. The feature currently allows Amazon.com visitors to search and browse...
Book Review: A Primer on Cyber Evidence and Its Use in Litigation
Book Review: A Primer on Cyber Evidence and its Use in Litigation TITLE: Essentials of Electronic Discovery: Finding and Using Cyber Evidence AUTHORS: Joan Feldman ISBN: 1-888075-09-0 PUBLISHER: Classer LegalWorks PUBLICATION DATE: 2003 LENGTH: 278 pages...
Can You Understand Me Now?
Soon records and information managers will be required to address the output of voice recognition systems as an integral part of their electronic records retention decisions"I would like to speak to a human being.""I am sorry. I do not understand what...
Confidential Records: To Share or Not to Share?
Can foreign companies use U.S. courts to get information about American companies not available under the rules of foreign boards?American companies that conduct business overseas can be investigated at any time by agencies in other countries, reported...
Doctors, Hospitals Advised to Keep Records Electronically
According to the Washington Post, about 10 percent of physicians' offices, and even fewer hospitals, now use electronic medical records exclusively. But a recent report suggests this is not good enough.In "Patient Safety: A New Standard of Care," the...
E-Government around the World
Most of the world's nations have their own Web sites, but only 20 percent of people with Internet access use them, according to a 2003 U.N. World Report on the Public Sector."E-Government at the Crossroads" reveals that 173 of the United Nations' 191...
E-Mail, Voice Mail, and Instant Messaging: A Legal Perspective
An organization that uses messaging faces a legal landscape that urges, if not demands, a rational policy for managing messaging dataSince the early 1990s, e-mail has become ubiquitous world-wide. Many businesses are dependent on it, and a significant...
Global Privacy and Public Records Policies
In Europe and Canada, records containing private information are protected more stringently than in the United States. While the United States has opposed comprehensive privacy protection regulations, other nations have passed tough rules governing how...
IM the Focus of Investigations
IDC estimates that more than 400 million instant messaging (IM) accounts will be created by 2004, nearly half of them connecting businesses and consumers.Many businesses are increasingly using the technology - so much so that experts say IM use might...
Innovations in Information Management Technologies
Thanks to sweeping new regulations and an investigatory climate in corporations worldwide, fine minds are turning their attention to solving -or at least salving - the difficulties associated with managing electronic recordsGenius is the introduction...
Mapping Information Flows: A Practical Guide
Information mapping based on an organization's goals and objectives can help shift the information professional's natural bottom-up point of view to a top-down, strategic perspective and increase his or her perceived valueMapping information flows is...
New Technologies, New RIM Challenges
Isn't technology grand? Despite the challenges, costs, and occasional hiccups, consider where we might be without it.This issue of The Information Management Journal takes a look at a few new technologies, products, and trends. You may have heard of...
President Bush Signs Law to Can Spam
Ferris Research says spam will cost U.S. businesses at least $10 billion in 2003. Nucleus Research estimates that companies lose $874 per employee annually in lost productivity alone due to spam. Spam now accounts for 40 to 60 percent of most organizations'...
Protecting Court Records
When it comes to court records, judges generally control whether or not records are public or sealed. Most state and local courts that store records electronically use inexpensive imaging systems that scan documents as pictures in PDF format.Many imaging...
Survey Assesses the State of Information Security Worldwide
In 2004, security will become much more strategic as companies invest greater resources in developing strategy, defining architecture, and assessing risk, according to a worldwide study.The survey of more than 7,500 respondents, "The State of Information...
The Digital Tsunami: A Perspective on Data Storage
To meet demands, organisations will need to increase today's storage offerings 10 times. But how will such dramatic increases be addressed by technology and systems in the next few years?The rapid emergence of digital video is just one indicator of the...
The Electronic Records Conundrum
Today, everything from business e-mails to speeding tickets could potentially - and legally - be posted online for all to see with just a few mouse clicksAfter losing their jobs, their health care, and their pensions and retirement fund savings, Enron...
The Myth of the Paperless Office
The statistics are music to the ears of data-storage companies but a little scary for those who have to manage, organize, and retrieve information:In 2002, humans stored about 5 exabytes of new information on paper, film, optical, or magnetic media -...
Wanted: Online Privacy Police
Posting your resume online may put your privacy at risk. According to a recent report by the World Privacy Forum, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, online job-search firms are increasingly sharing and selling...
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