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Handy Tips for an Organized Office: Why You Need Document Retention & Destruction

We all experience it at some point or another; an office that has suddenly turned into a storage space or chaotic mess. Life gets busy, and companies can get even busier; unfortunately with growth, changes, and hectic schedules things can be forgotten or put on the back burner. Document management is a practice that in many […]

January 19th, 2018 by AllState Information Management

Americans Do Not Want to Be Tracked on the Internet

Americans are expressing that they do not want to be tracked by online advertisers. Gallup, a global research based consultancy group that specializes in employee and customer management, released a poll in December 2010 showing that U.S. Internet users would likely welcome a government “Do Not Track” measure. According to an Advertising Age article, marketers […]

September 4th, 2012 by AllState Information Management

Professional Associations for Information Managers

ARMA International (www.arma.org) ARMA International is a not-for-profit association serving more than 10,000 information management professionals in the United States, Canada, and over 30 other nations. ARMA International members include records and information managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, knowledge managers, consultants, and educators. DAMA International (www.dama.org) DAMA – the Data Management Association […]

August 31st, 2012 by AllState Information Management

Records Classification Systems: Indentifying the Record Series

The National Archives and Records Administration offers the following definition of a record series. “A series is the basic unit for organizing and controlling files. It is a group of files or documents kept together (either physically or intellectually) because they relate to a particular subject or function, result from the same activity, document a […]

August 28th, 2012 by AllState Information Management

Filing Methodologies: Part 2 of 2

Read Part 1 of Filing Methodologies Natural order filing systems are groups of files that seem to indicate their own organizational grouping. Purchase order files might indicate a numerical order, even though an alphabetical subject filing method may be in use elsewhere. This illustrates one of the most important considerations in deigning a filing system. […]

August 24th, 2012 by AllState Information Management
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