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Realistic retention poll

June 28, 2012

Realistic retention, i.e., simplifying your records management (RM) approach to make it actionable while also fulfilling the spirit of the law, is something that a lot of folks out there (both practitioners and clients) are thinking and talking about these days. So I figured I’d put a poll out there to see what you all think…

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  1. Randy permalink
    June 29, 2012 6:04 am

    As part of a huge global company we need to be pretty much in a renewal mode or get left behind. Shifting some of us to the ‘governance’ side has helped as it made it easier to incorporate policy execution into controlled self assessments and internal audits. IT is continually pushed by business to reduce and manage cost so they are on board in deleting e-records past retention. Improving the retention schedule also will not end due to organizational changes, business operations, etc.

  2. June 29, 2012 9:18 am


    Thanks for sharing some of what’s going on in RM at your organization. And I would definitely agree that large, esp. global, companies have a lot of incentives to move toward realistic retention: the sheer amount of information they have to manage, the number of employees, their geographical dispersion, and the wide variety of country- and region-specific regulations and laws they’re subject to–like you said, it’s deal with it or get left behind.Unfortunately, get real with RM is much harder for these organizatons than it is for smaller ones…

    I appreciate your jumping in and getting the conversation started!



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