As we move faster toward an increasingly digital world, the importance of digitizing data makes its way to the top of corporate productivity lists. The trend toward going digital accelerated as companies realized its many benefits in the last decade. The pandemic fast tracked digital adoption and businesses, not already fully-digital, scrambled to keep pace.
As your company's collection of data grows, you will need to find more effective ways to retain data that you don't regularly access, but need to retain. This is where data archiving comes in. However, data archiving isn't as simple as tossing your documents into a folder – digital or physical – that you won't access very often. Improper data archiving will make your documents harder to manage, cost you money and even cause accidental destruction. The only way to avoid this is to know what data archiving pitfalls there are, and how to avoid them. To this end, make sure to avoid the following errors associated with data archiving.
In order to take full advantage of the benefits of digital technology, you are likely considering digitizing your company's archives. However, you are wondering whether or not taking this step will fit into your budget. Fortunately, you don't have to have a multi-million dollar budget in order to successfully digitize your archives. Here are the three steps that you need to take when digitizing archives on a budget:
Libraries provide people with free access to an otherwise obscure wealth of information. Because of this, they have been important parts of society for generations. Despite the growing use of modern technological resources to obtain information, libraries continue to be instrumental tools for retaining, protecting and sharing documents. With digital technology influencing our lives more every day, however, it is clear that libraries have to adapt. But what does this mean? Let's take a look at what modern libraries are doing right now for the future, and how your library can adapt as well.
Like any government entity, your municipal government generates countless records on a regular basis. These records can be hard to manage, as they can take up a great deal of space and make it difficult for you to handle future records and archives. However, the last thing that you want to do is destroy or ignore your current archives and records. They should be preserved. Here are the reasons why municipal governments should preserve all of their documentation, past, present and future:
Whether it is a tax return, company information, personal data or any other type of document that your company deems important, you need to be able to digitally organize and protect it. To make this happen, you need to have a streamlined system in place that allows you to consistently organize important documents without investing too much time and effort. Here are the three steps that you need to take in order to make this happen:
For libraries and archives, data is the only asset that really matters. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to consistently preserve all of the data that your library or archive stores because physical storage mediums such as paper and microfilm break down over time and are very susceptible to damage. What's more, these mediums are expensive and time consuming to reproduce. Unless you have a high-tech, airtight facility wherein nobody has physical access to your archives, this can make the outlook for long-term preservation seem dismal.