Managing the Hybrid Environment
Are you finding managing electronic and paper records in a hybrid environment to be a challenge? You’re not alone.
The increasing emphasis on electronic records in our field is undeniable. A recent TAB survey found that over half of the respondents had replaced at least 20% of their files with electronic records, at a time when paper record volumes continue to grow.
In the same survey, 20% of organizations reported that more than 60% of their record collections were a hybrid of paper and electronic records.
This hybrid environment is creating a two-headed beast that presents new challenges for records managers, and TAB can help you meet them.
The Right Hybrid Program
The key to handling the hybrid records environment lies in developing a comprehensive records management program that will help your organization thrive in both the paper and electronic worlds, bringing the two together in one system for your organization’s business.
We can also help you with specific issues in the hybrid records environment like:
- Managing shared drives
- Selecting the right records management software
- Disaster recovery and vital records protection
This new hybrid environment creates a constantly evolving records landscape. The solution is to continue to apply records management best practices so your information, regardless of format, is always secure, accessible and compliant.