Document & Records Management

February 17, 2022 marked the 10th anniversary of Global Information Governance Day (GIGD) and is an ideal time to reflect on the impact that the pandemic and changes in hybrid and fully-remote workforces has had on record keeping and good information governance practices.

Before delving into the solution it’s essential to understand what decentralised record capture really is. Decentralised records capture is the registration of records at the source, as information assets are generated or enter the business, by individuals or teams working with them during normal course of business. This is in contrast to centralised records capture, where the records are gathered (some time later) to be registered by records professionals.

A ruling on the status of Cookies as a “record” by the Federal Court will be critical in allowing the company, now known as Meta, to be the subject of a lawsuit from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). The OAIC is suing US-based Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland over the alleged breaching of 311,000 Australian user's privacy. has announced new releases of solutions that improve document processing speed, accuracy and usability for the most challenging business documents, messages, and attachments.

Access Innovations, Inc. has announced the launch of Data Harmony Hub, a cloud-based platform that provides fully automated content tagging using expertly curated taxonomies. Users can easily and quickly select from a variety of existing taxonomies that are continuously maintained and updated.  

Microsoft Teams is the cornerstone of collaboration for many organizations, but are there any situations when it might not be enough? AvePoint MVP Christian Buckley recently sat down with Microsoft Certified Trainer Shari Oswald, Founder of PowerUP! Learning, to discuss the rare moments where it might be wise not to use Microsoft Teams for certain tasks.

Parascript has announced an Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) partnership with Datamatics, company that provides global consulting, information technology (IT), data management, and business process management services.  Headquartered in Mumbai, Datamatics has major delivery centres in the USA, India, and Philippines.

A few years ago, a lot of software industry folks (including myself) bet big-time that organizations would invest heavily in the Redundancy, Obsolete and Trivial (ROT) data management use case. 

RecordPoint has announced the completion of an independent Infosec Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment. This verifies that RecordPoint’s products and services are suitable for use in the Australian Public Sector for records up to the security classification of PROTECTED. 

Preservica, a provider of Active Digital Preservation software, has partnered with Libraries Tasmania in a multi-year contract to accept, preserve, and store digital government and non-government records as archives.