(16-May-2012) In this electronic world, keeping documents and records should be simple. It’s all there on our computers, easily searched and retrieved.
But proper record-keeping isn’t always easy. Compatibility issues mean electronic documents aren’t necessarily there when you want them. Lost laptops and dying hard drives can mean disaster. And, anyway, paper still plays a significant role in our working lives.
Given that, one reason many businesses don’t have a clear plan for archiving information is that they make the task more complicated than it really is, says Kamel Shaath, chief technology officer at KOM Networks Inc., an Ottawa archival software vendor.