Industry Insider

Dennis Barnedt, a major figure in the global records and information management industry, has founded, acquired, managed and developed leading companies in the sector across the United States and Europe. Now he is turning his attention to Australia and the APAC region as Executive Chairman of the ZircoDATA Group, a totally new entity created from the acquisition of the Australian operations of Iron Mountain. Ahead of his planned relocation to Melbourne, Barnedt sat down with IDM to discuss his present and future plans.

There’s no prize for those who believe they know the winner of this contest, but does it really need to be policy over productivity? In this digital age is there a new perspective that can bring together these seemingly opposing fronts? One that delivers benefits to user, IT and records management.

Eric Bussy, Worldwide Corporate Marketing and Product Management Director at Esker, discusses the importance of machine learning for enabling back office processes.

IBM Security has announced results from a study finding 70 percent of businesses infected with ransomware have paid ransom to regain access to business data and systems. In comparison, over 50 percent of consumers surveyed said they would not pay to regain access back to personal data or devices aside from financial data.

Lexmark International has announced the successful completion of the acquisition by a consortium of investors (Consortium) led by China’s Apex Technology and PAG Asia Capital (PAG). Under the terms of the merger agreement, which was announced on April 19, 2016, Lexmark shareholders will receive $HS40.50 per share in cash

Business-to-business (B2B) customers in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry take the longest to pay overdue receivables; on average, within 30 days after the invoice due date, according to a nationwide survey by Atradius. This long payment period is causing a drain on cash flow for the industry.

​With the size – and complexity – of large commercial disputes rapidly increasing, using technology to assist in their case management is becoming more and more important.​ In this article, we take a look at some recent case law developments – both in Australia and internationally – that offer some insight into how the Courts view TAR and may use Special Referees to assist with its implementation in the case management of large disputes.

John Martin’s Guide to Managing Unstructured Content, Practical Advice on Gaining Control of Unstructured Content, provides a four-step model to gaining control of unstructured content. The book is based on John’s many years of migrating content, developing e-discovery and information management tools, and serving as a testifying and consulting expert on e-discovery. In this first part of the book John gives advice and pointers for each of the four steps. 

A document management systems (DMS) is often regarded as a cure-all for every problem that an organisation has with information retrieval and records management.  While a multitude of DMS systems are available for this purpose, with the proven capability to provide such a solution, they all require system users to use the supplied software in a way that delivers the expected outcomes.