Records management best practices: In 140 characters or less

Paul Gillin


Records management is a complicated job. RIM professional work hard every day to take their company’s “R” and “I” and “M” the heck out it. So we took to Twitter and asked attendees at this year’s ARMA Live! Conference, “What are you doing to “M” or “manage” the heck out of your records and information?” Here’s a recap – in 140 characters or less – of records management best practices and tips from your #ARMA2016 peers.

Get buy-in before implementing. #mtheheckoutofit
– @cricket1940

Make sure you have an executive sponsor. #mtheheckoutofit
– @vin135

Nothing is forever in records #mtheheckoutofit
– @liv2lovKAT

Manage your records now or they will manage you later! #mtheheckoutofit
– @ticklemejesus2

Connect your policy to your content. #mtheheckoutofit
– @JasonStigora

Imperative to get a sponsor or voice out of your executive leadership to support records! #mtheheckoutofit
– @tslickb

Get rid of the ROT (redundant, obsolete, trivial)#mtheheckoutofit |
– @AllenPodraza

Make a template w/ a footer to encourage business users to add all the details they need for their unstructured content. #mtheheckoutofit
– @zz_jess

Educate employees re: RIM and make it easy for them to comply. #mtheheckoutofit
– @msvanallen

#DataMapping for #BigData: reduce, reuse, recycle. #mtheheckoutit
– @BRGexpert

Make sure to double-check the inventory list prior to transfer. #mtheheckoutofit
– @GracieAnn1969

#mtheheckoutofit: Remember the 4 Ds of email #DeferIt, #DelegateIt, #DoIt, #DeleteIt
– @ElmoreAllison

RIM pros can contribute to #DataAnalytics in meaningful ways by #mtheheckoutofit data and records
– @Sue_Trombley

Surround yourself w a talented team, where no one thinks they’re better than the others. #mtheheckoutofit #teamwork @DaraTorres
– @IronMountainRM

#mtheheckoutofit #DataAnalytics: Help make sure privacy requirements are understood and honored.
– @Sue_Trombley

Evolve your RIM skills to help your org achieve objectives related to #security, #privacy, #compliance. #mtheheckoutofit
– @SamanthaLofton

Sr. leaders are looking for information management pros who can speak different languages of co.: #IT, legal, #InfoSecurity #mtheheckoutofit
– @Phil_Guenther

Keep the least amount of private information that you can and make sure it is accurate and timely. #mtheheckoutofit
– @TeresaSchoch

Make RIM a priority in lean times: Demonstrate how applying more rigor to processes will save money. #mtheheckoutofit
– Susan Cisco @GimmalGroup

For more insight into timely records and information management topics, including data analytics, legal matter mobility and data privacy, listen to this series of podcasts with some of the #ARMA2016 speakers.


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