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Keep Only What You Need – Information Management in the Digital Age

Today's post is a guest post from William "Bill" O'Connor and D. Eric Setterlund, attorneys from Baker Donelson. You can visit their website here and their blogs here. Many of us make personal New Year's resolutions, but how many of us also do that with our businesses? It's 2017 and any business that has to comply with state, federal or international data privacy laws and regulations (which is virtually every business) should make this resolution: keep only what you need! In other words, for any data affected by privacy laws and regulations (i.e., any data that contains personally identifiable information, protected health information or other sensitive information), your company should only keep the data required as necessary for business purposes and to comply with applicable privacy laws and regulations. It's a simple concept, but it can only be achieved through diligent information management.

Recordkeeping Compliance Tips

This is a guest post from Noah A. Frank. He practices labor and employment law at SmithAmundsen LLC, a law firm comprised of more than 170 attorneys in the Midwest. The firm handles the transactional, labor and employment, and litigation needs of companies across the U.S. For more information, visit www.salawus.com. Mr. Frank may be reached directly at nfrank@salawus.com.

4 Ways to Keep Your Workforce Thinking Information Governance

Our post today comes from Christopher J Michael. Chris is a consultant at Paragon Solutions with expertise in Records Management, Information Governance, and Digital Archives. He is also an active member of ARMA International and serves as Secretary on the board of the Philadelphia area ARMA Liberty Bell Chapter. The orginal article can be found here on the Paragon Blog.

7 SharePoint Alternatives that Actually Get the Job Done

Microsoft SharePoint is a bit like a Swiss army knife. It has a ton of different functions, some of which are useful, and some that aren’t. If you’re using SharePoint or one of several SharePoint alternatives and you’re not careful, you might wind up with a tool that’s so bloated with features it doesn’t really succeed at any of them.

Information Governance Expert Roundtable

We were lucky enough to have access to four well-respected thought leaders in the information governance industry and ask them some pressing questions about the state of IG as well as the future.

The Dangers of Prolonged Record Retention

This post about record retention originally appeared in the Western Michigan Chapter of ARMA newsletter and was written by our guest blogger, Dawn Garcia Ward of Warner, Norcross and Judd and her colleague Emily Bakeman.

3 Major Consequences of Poor SharePoint Information Governance

This post comes by way of a guest author, Jim Merrifield IGP,CIP. Jim is a Records & Information Governance Manager at Robinson+Cole, LLP, an Am Law 200 firm, where he is a member of the Data Privacy and Security team. He is also Co-founder of The Information Governance Conference (InfoGovCon).

How Solid is Your Records Management Program?

This post comes by way of a guest author, Jim Merrifield IGP,CIP. Jim is a Records & Information Governance Manager at Robinson+Cole, LLP, an Am Law 200 firm, where he is a member of the Data Privacy and Security team. He is also Co-founder of The Information Governance Conference (InfoGovCon), an Information Coalition event.

Adding yet more class to Information Governance (Part 3)

The following is the third post in a series of three about information governance from Peter Sloan, a partner for Husch Blackwell LLP. The original post can be found here. Read Part One and Part Two to get caught up.

Adding more class to Information Governance (Part 2)

The following is the second post in a series of three from Peter Sloan, a partner for Husch Blackwell LLP. The original post can be found here.

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