How does your organization manage retention plans requiring purging of information including structured data? You might answer that question by saying: What is structured data? I don’t know We just keep all our structured data Does your current retention plan apply to structured data? Again, you might answer that question by saying: Of course, [...]
Earlier this month Pacific Gas & Electric Company was found by a jury not guilty of 6 counts of knowingly failing to keep accurate records. The company was convicted on several other counts including the failure to gather information on its pipelines and on obstructing a federal investigation into the 2010 blast that killed eight [...]
How often have you found yourself looking at the PDF on the screen and scratching your head wondering why a word or phrase you are looking at on the monitor or printout just can’t be found in the PDF. Well you are not alone, and in fact very recently EID, Inc. identified the issue during [...]
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), a California utility, may well find itself featured in those "don't be like" commercials. You know the ones where that guy makes poor decisions (such as choosing cable television instead of the competitor) that leads to a series of disasters. In PG&E's case, rather than waking up in a ditch, [...]
EID Principal, Robert Blatt and US District Courts, Steve Levenson were presenters at the annual conference for the County Recorders’ Association of California and California Association of Clerks and Election Officials. The seminar participants learned the best strategies to meet the goal for managing and storing of electronic records. One strategy is to implement standard [...]
When Dublin San Ramon Services District needed help with their Records Management situation, they turned to Robert Blatt and Virginia Jo Dunlap of Electronic Image Designers, Inc. (EID) to help them navigate the world of electronic content management (ECM). The District selected this team partially due to the fact that Jo was the project [...]
The authenticity of electronic records is becoming as important as capturing and maintaining electronic content. Questions have been arising in lawsuits and criminal prosecutions about whether electronic records are reliable and trustworthy.
EID principal Robert Blatt and Senior Legal Consultant Jo Dunlap were joined by Steve Levenson to jointly present a Academy session on “Storing and Managing Official Electronic Records” The focus of the presentation was to assist annual conference attendees understand how to best approach tackling the topic of “knowing where your records are.”
Records out of control? Do you have too many electronic copies of one document so you don’t know which version is the latest? You know you want (and need) to fix it, but how do you start? Where to start is actually easy. Begin with an assessment to determine exactly where your records are and [...]
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