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RECORDS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT MONTH
Records Management Month
The month of April is being observed as Records & Information Management Month, a practice which was initiated by the Association of Record Managers and Administrators (ARMA) International several years ago. It is designed to highlight the value and importance of organizing and maintaining records in whatever format – paper, electronic and audiovisual – for the efficient and effective management of any organization. Information is one of the most vital and strategic asset or any organization and the manner in which that Information is managed has significant business, legal and technological implications.
Today it is estimated that more than 90% of the records being created are in electronic format – e-mails, spreadsheets, word processed documents etc.
This is a challenge which the G-RIM Network has taken up. It is actively pursuing measures to update its members on the issue of electronic records management and to ensure that appropriate electronic management software is in place to organize the records of their respective entities. Electronic records management should be of concern to all of us for every time we pay a bill over the telephone, carry out internet banking or even make a withdrawal from an ABM machine, an electronic record is being created. It should be in our interest to know that this record can be relied on as being an authentic record of the transaction.