Records Management in the Information Age — but how do you do that? (Part 1.5)

Thanks to some of the great feedback we received from the last post, I’d like talk a bit more about records management in collaborative spaces, before moving on to “records spaces”. The statement from the last post that “collaborative spaces do not require full-blown records management” is an oversimplification. It should have read “collaborative spaces…

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Records Management in the Information Age — but how do you do that (Part I)?

As Tina Torres, Microsoft’s Corporate Records Manager, mentioned in her last post, the major challenges for records managers in the information age are: (1) keeping what you need to keep, and (2) avoiding the unnecessary retention of content that you don’t need to retain. Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Unfortunately it’s not so simple, for…

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The Dilemma of Records Management in the Information Age – To Keep or Not To Keep?

As Jason and Ethan pointed out in their previous posts, the regulatory environment has increasingly required that companies prove that their business transactions meet the law.  Sarbanes-Oxley, or “SOX” as it’s been called in the abbreviated version, has received a lot of attention. You’ve seen the headlines, heard of the trials, read about the fines…

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Why is Microsoft finally investing in Records Management? (Part 3)

$2.8 Billion Dollars! No, I’m not quoting the Austin Power’s villain Dr. Evil… I’m sharing a pretty surprising figure: This is the 2007 projected budget for electronic discovery services within the US. You might think I’m joking, but this is real data from the 2005 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. “How the heck can it cost…

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Why is Microsoft finally investing in Records Management? (Part 2)

As Jason mentioned in his last post , several factors led Microsoft to invest in records management functionality for the 2007 release of Office. One factor was feedback we received from customers about our Information Rights Management features. But another equally important factor was the set of events that have happened over the last few…

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Why is Microsoft finally investing in Records Management? (Part 1)

I thought it would be fun to share with you how Microsoft came to invest in records management functionality in the 2007 release of our products.  I bet that many of you are saying, “It’s about time we got into records management!” and believe me, I’m with you—now. But how we got here is not…

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Welcome to the Records Management Team Blog!

Hello and welcome! Thanks for taking the time out of your day to read our thoughts about records management. This is a team blog, and over time we will have several writers and contributors, but we promise to leave the marketing folks at home. So who are we? Initially, there will be three contributors to…

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