Does it make sense for law firms to digitize everything in offsite storage? What is the safest and most efficient way to “cull” a few decades’ worth of physical records you no longer need? Here are some tips.
Pressure to bring new products to market faster has never been greater. At the same time, records and information management is growing more challenging by the day. Isn’t it time you upgraded your records management system?
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Specializing in information management software, FileTrail provides modern physical and electronic IG, records management and compliance solutions.
Interested in finding out more about the story behind FileTrail? And the latest on IG topics including agile records management, digitization strategies and managing IG with Microsoft Teams?
See these interview highlights with FileTrail’s Darrell Mervau, featuring John Isaza, Vice President of Information Governance at Access Information Management, who interviewed Darrell on “Out of the Box Live.”
In this interview with Access Information Management, FileTrail President Darrell Mervau shares how FileTrail came to focus on modernizing records management and information governance in highly regulated industries.
Darrell Mervau speaks at the 2021 ILTA Compliance Summit about key issues that law firms have been discussing with FileTrail, including governance of content going into new repositories such as Microsoft Teams. The events of the past year have also accelerated firms’ moves to the cloud, causing many firms to reevaluate whether they’ve been holding on to more electronic data than they need.
This article explores strategies for dealing with the “albatross” — the backlog of aging paper records that continue to haunt most law firms, even as they embrace digital transformation and paperless processes like never before.
In “Confronting the Albatross: Reducing the Costs and Risks of Physical Records Retention for a Post-Pandemic World,” Darrell Mervau explores strategies for dealing with the backlog of aging paper records that continues to haunt most law firms.
Are your retention schedules currently tracked in an Excel spreadsheet? When retention periods expire, are you relying on designated individuals to manually compile and print lists of records that are due for disposition, identify and notify the appropriate stakeholders, and follow up with reviewers to aggregate their feedback prior to finally placing the order to destroy records that have been approved for destruction?
With so many people working from home due to the global health crisis, IT, security and information governance teams are reevaluating ways to ensure that employees (and contractors) are following best practices in information handling. Many organizations have updated their information governance policies and delivered additional training to remote staff, and are implementing new systems to support more digital ways of working while enhancing security.