Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 4, July-August

An Integrated Approach to Records Management: The Records Continuum Model's Purpose-Oriented Approach to Records Management Changes the Role of Recordkeeping from Reactive to Proactive
At the Core This article * reviews the development stages of the records continuum model * compares the records continuum model * proposes a best-practice framework of integration for managing electronic records PROVIDING COHERENT AND...
Compromising Customers' Privacy. (Up Front: News, Trends & Analysis)
Does your organization share customer or employee data with the U.S. government? Does it inform individuals that it does so? According to a 2002 CSO magazine survey of almost 800 organizations, 45 percent of companies have supplied customer, employee,...
Controversial Surveillance System Renamed. (Up Front: News, Trends & Analysis)
The Total Information Awareness program under development by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been renamed the Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA) program. DARPA said the old name "created in some minds the impression...
Documents Detail Life under Dictator. (Up Front: News, Trends & Analysis)
Like the Nazi Regime, Saddam Hussein and his ruling Baath party kept meticulous, thorough records on everything from payoffs to tribal leaders to quotas for cheering crowds in attendance at Hussein's birthday celebrations. After British and U.S....
Estonia Embraces Cyberspace. (Up Front: News, Trends & Analysis)
Estonia, a former Soviet republic, may be on its way to becoming a paperless society--so much so that some have dubbed it "E-Stonia." The government saves as much as $200,000 in paper and copying costs annually by sending documents among ministries...
EU Agency Will Improve Cyber Security. (Up Front: News, Trends & Analysis)
The European Commission has proposed the creation of a European Network and Information Security Agency that will serve as a center of intelligence where both European Union (EU) member states and institutions can seek advice on cyber security issues....
Gain the Edge You Need to Succeed at ARMA 2003: Boston. (Special Section)
Organizations increasingly are seeking answers and solutions to the challenges of managing their electronic records. ARMA International's 48th Annual Conference and Expo--to be held October 19-22 in Boston--will feature more than 75 educational sessions,...
GAO Says Paperwork Still Piling Up. (Up Front: News, Trends & Analysis)
A recent U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) report on the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) reveals a record increase in federal agencies' burden estimates. Victor S. Rezendes, GAO managing director for strategic issues, reported that as of September...
Instant Messaging Goes Corporate. (Up Front: News, Trends & Analysis)
If you don't know what "SUP" or "TTYL" means in instant-messaging (IM) speak, you will soon. The technology, where "SUP" means "what's up" and "TTYL" means "talk to you later," is coming to an office near you. Last spring, CIO magazine reported...
Integrating an ERDMS in an IT Environment: As the U.S. EPA's Experience Illustrates, Effective Electronic Records Management Solution Must Consider Yesterday's, Today's, and Tomorrow's Systems. (Lessons Learned)
At the Core This article * defines the key issues and strategies organizations must address to adopt an integrated ERM system * discusses implementing an enterprise-wide, integrated electronic records and document management system (ERDMS)...
Protecting Privacy in Canada's Private Sector: Businesses That Are Serious about Competing Successfully in Canada Need to Get Serious about Privacy. They Can Start by Complying with Canada's New Private-Sector Privacy Legislation
At the Core This article * examines Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) * provides 10 principles organizations must follow to be PIPEDA-compliant Many consumers are concerned about how their personal...
RIM: A Global Perspective. (in Focus: A Message from the Editors)
Due to myriad information technologies, such as the Internet and e-mail, an individual in Madagascar can communicate with another individual in Montana within minutes and for much less than the price of a phone call or stamp. Such instantaneous communication...
Sarbanes-Oxley One Year Later: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Has Had a Far-Reaching Impact on Global Business, Yet There Are Still More Questions Than Answers. (Capital Edge: Legislastive & Regulatory Update)
When passed, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was heralded as a solution to a wide range of perceived corporate abuses. When fully implemented, it probably will be such a solution, at least in part--the standards of conduct and disclosure it mandates...
The DOMEA Concept: From Project to Practice: DOMEA Has Become a Standard for Document Management and Electronic Archiving in Germany's Federal, Municipal, and State Administrations. (Setting Standards)
At the Core This article * introduces Germany's Document Management and Electronic Archiving ill computer-assisted business processes (DOMEA) * identifies the core requirements of the DOMEA Concept and their implementation * discusses recommendations...
Toolkits from across the Pond: The United Kingdom Has Developed Standards and Guidelines That Are Persuading Organizations to Take Records Management More Seriously. (Records Management)
At the Core This article * examines U.K. records management standards and guidance developments * discusses PRO and National Archives e-government initiatives in the United Kingdom * examines electronic records management tools The United...
U.K. to Implement Electronic Patient Records. (Up Front: News, Trends & Analysis)
U.K. citizens soon will be able to access their health records electronically. As part of the U.K.'s National Heath Service (NHS) initiative, tests are being conducted to determine the best way to enable patients to access their records. Currently,...
U.S. Data-Mining Spurs Investigations in Latin America. (Up Front: News, Trends & Analysis)
While the value and efficiency of data-mining technology is widely acknowledged, there remains much skepticism about the technology and the privacy issues it may present. Using database exploration, data mining allows users to sort through masses of...
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