Records Management in the News – May – July 2018

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Robotics, automation and artifical intelligence continue to feature heavily in the news, talk back radio and in documentaries and entertainment. I remember being enthralled with Star Trek, their social structure, their technological advances in medicine, communication, travel and adventure as they discovered new worlds and better ways of living.  Star Trek technology was a dream and far fetched, and yet …

Records Management in the News – January – April 2018

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Cyber Risk – Australia’s Top Ranked Risk in 2018 Recently, it has been reported that Australian government, community and business considers cyber risk our top ranked risk.  Globally this is seen as the second biggest risk for international governments, business and local companies. The most common concerns that come to mind is:- Personal data theft (consider the 143 million Equifax consumers, of which I was one) in …

Information Governance

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What is Information Governance? According to National Archives Australia, “Information governance is an approach to managing information assets across an entire organisation to support its business outcomes. It involves having frameworks, policies, processes, standards, roles and controls in place to meet regulatory, legal, risk and operational requirements. Information governance is an essential element of corporate governance that must be aligned …

Records Management in the News December 2017

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The year 2017 will be remembered as a year of change, change on a scale not seen since the industrial revolution. Our comfort zones were stretched. More has been expected with less. Our new reality is that change is constant. We were told “Learn to be flexible.” “Get with the flow.” “Adapt and embrace.” “Broaden your comfort zone.” In 2016 …

SAI Global Subscription to Australian Standards and International Standards 2017

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Access to the Australian Standards is available to all Victorian Councils who have subscribed through the MAV agreement. The agreement with SAI Global was coordinated through the Local Government Information Governance Group, MAV Procurement and SAI Global to ensure that a cost effective means of access to the Standards that did not breach copyright or infringe licensing was available to …

Records Management in the News – July – September 2017

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Artificial intelligences (ai) seems to be breaking into the news, featured in magazines and online blogs, and promoted in the latest movies. While last year was called the year of the digital Tsunami, this year appears to shaping into the dawn of artificial intelligence. We are told it will touch every person and every aspect of our lives. Every job …

Data Security and the Dark Web

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Data security has always been a priority for records and information management professionals. We now live in the digital age. With the transition from paper to digital business transactions we need to be more diligent than ever to ensure all steps are taken to meet every security requirement that protects personal, sensitive and business intelligence data. The consequences of not …

Artificial Intelligence in the News

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My earliest memories of the concept of artificial intelligence was when I watched my first Star Trek episode way back in the 1970’s. I don’t think anyone was really using the term then but the concept was there with the talking, walking robots of Star Trek, Dr Who and Lost in Space. However, at the time, it was all just …

Performance Measures and Compliance Monitoring Workshop Papers April 2017

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Compliance monitoring and establishing performance measures is a crucial part of any sound record keeping program. Records management is the responsibility of all members of an organisation. The following documents will support you design and maintain an effective compliance monitoring program within your organisation. Presentation – Developing Compliance Program – final Presentation – Developing RM Key Performance Indicators – final …

Records Management in the News – January – March 2017

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2017 has got off to a roaring start. The new catch cry is that change is the new normal. Talking with some of my colleagues, the reoccurring phrase has been “we thought we would have a moment to catch our breath” post Christmas. But no! The technology landscape is rapidly changing. The political landscape is rapidly changing. Globally we seem …

Information Governance Framework Documents

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In 2016 members of the MAV Local Government Information Governance Group held two workshops to collaborate with eAssure on developing an Information Governance Framework. Information has been collated from various sources, including: PROV, NAA, DPPC, councils and business. The documents produced will inform us on management of shared cloud solutions, business systems records management integrity and support consistency of practice …

Records Management in the News – March April 2016

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We keep hearing the term ‘Information Tsunami’ in describing the pace of technology development and the consequential change happening within the workplace and society.  Only 3 months into the year, it is proving to be the fact.  The technology leap is here.  What does this mean for records management practitioners? In the first instance it can be scary as we see …

Records Management in the News – January February 2016

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Will 2016 be a great year for records management? Records management is still in the news.  Some of our news stories refer back to stories from 2007 as issues come home to roost.  Government awareness of the importance of good practice, of going digital to compete in the global market, importance of managing security risks are getting a mention in the …

Records Management in the News – November December 2015

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As we move through the 21st Century we will hear more and more about “Cognitive Computing”.  What does this mean? Having computers behave and interact like people is the future. Sam Volkering, reporting from London on the advances of robotics and how this may affect services we currently deliver. While some may see this technology as a threat, it need not …

Records Management in the News – September October 2015

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Information and Records Management continues to feature in our news.  The shift towards digital governance and digital business is increasing creating a demand for good knowledge and information workers. The evidence shows that there is greater expectation for records professionals to work more closely with Information Technology professionals and build greater knowledge and skills on a process, integration, people and culture …

Records Management in the News August 2015

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August 2015 has been a big month for records managers.  From matters relating to application and management of big data, technology changing the job landscape which will ultimately affect us, to hackers and  security leaks, the stories keep on coming.  Of particular interest is the speed at which technology is changing.  The challenge is to keep up with it. How are we …

2.3.1 What’s New?

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The following are now available to members of the ECM Step Program: Justice Legislation Amendment (Discovery, Disclosure and Other Matters) Bill 2014 –  An explanation – Update your Records Management Policies ! Managing Councillor Records (PR act 1973, Privacy and FOI Implications) – A Discussion Paper PCI DSS and Managing Credit Card Information – A Discussion Paper Digital Signatures – …