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Considerations for Document and Records Management in the Cloud

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Every organization around the globe -- public or private -- is required to manage its records. It's a requirement that is sometimes de-emphasized, underfunded, or even ignored, but nevertheless, records management (RM) remains a constant obligation.

 

This begs the question: As more organizations take a "cloud-first" approach to information technology services, is the cloud a sufficiently mature or suitable environment in which to manage enterprise records? This question becomes more acute as SaaS vendors and enterprises turn more to infrastructural cloud services (like Amazon) for document persistence.

In these early days, the implications for RM are still playing out, but key issues have emerged around data, functionality, and operations. This advisory briefing outlines eight key considerations for managing records in the cloud, so that you can make fully informed decisions.

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