Information governance (IG) is a set of policies and procedures that directly relate to records management for companies. Not all records are physical papers, some of them are stored through a database or e-mail. There is a life cycle for records that covers from the second they are created, until they are disposed of in a proper manner. Because of how advanced records have become with all of the new technology we have, we needed a new way to maintain our records that could keep up with all of the new advances. This is why we have information governance to handle our records management.
Maintaining your records is the most essential part of keeping your business in tact and it is extremely important to manage your records from beginning to end in their life cycle.
- Deciding whether or not you want to keep everything stored electronically, or if you want to have paper copies for your business.
- Do you want to store your records onsite or offsite if they are paper copies? If you are going to store everything electronically, what type of software is going to be the best for your company?
- What is going to be the easiest way for you to locate your records once you have them stored?
- You also need to find the most appropriate way to dispose of your records once you are done with them.
These are some of the main concerns people have when learning how to manage their companies records. Here at Shred Nations we have access to information governance and would love to help your business find the solution that works best for you. Call us today at 800-747-3365!