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Implement Enterprisewide Records Management to Meet Your Compliance Requirements

Published: 21 January 2015

ID: G00259440

Analyst(s): Hanns Koehler-Kruener , Kenneth Chin


Effective records management programs address compliance, information governance and legal discovery issues. Legal and compliance officers and IT leaders responsible for devising records management programs must plan diligently, secure executive sponsorship and win cross-organizational support.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build a Business Case for Records Management
  • Create a Cross-Functional Team With an Executive Sponsor
  • Use Records Retention Policies and Schedules as a Foundation
  • Determine the Functional and Technical Requirements
  • Select and Deploy Records Management Technology
  • Communicate Records Management Policies and Processes
  • Establish Continuous Review and Audit Processes

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