Pros and Cons of Centralised and Decentralised Records Centres | Iron mountain
Pros and Cons of Centralised and Decentralised Records Centres

Topics: Data Management | Records management

One of the most crucial decisions records managers have to make is whether their organisation's records centre should be centralised or decentralised; this is by no means an easy choice. Thankfully, this subject is not a new one in the field of records management. There are plenty of resources in the space to help records management professionals make the right choice for their organisation.




The Importance of a Disaster Recovery Plan | Iron Mountain
The Importance of a Disaster Recovery Plan

Topics: Disaster Recovery

The importance of a disaster recovery plan cannot be overstated. Regardless of industry, when an unforeseen event takes place and brings day-to-day operations to a halt, your organisation needs to recover as quickly as possible and continue to provide services to your clients.




Nine Essential Dos and Don'ts of Records Storage | Iron Mountain
Nine Dos and Don'ts of Records Storage

Have you been too busy actually attending to your core business to address records-management best practices? You may be wasting your organisation's time and/or resources on records storage activities you don't have to handle by yourself. Consider this short list of rules to turn your plan around.



Balancing the Past of Legacy Tape with the Future of Cloud Storage |Iron Mountain
Balancing the Past of Legacy Tape with the Future of Cloud Storage

Topics: Data Backup and Archiving | Data Management

Over the last 12 years, IT has moved away from traditional tape solutions for data protection and disaster recovery. Disk-based recovery has proven itself to be faster and easier. In more recent times, the Cloud has also been embraced as a simpler way to manage fast, offsite recovery. Despite such advances, a serious challenge remains: How to restore data from now-retired or legacy systems.


The e-Discovery Ostrich Keeping Your Head Above the Sand |Iron Mountain
The e-Discovery Ostrich: Keeping Your Head Above the Sand

Topics: Records management

E-discovery is a term that almost everyone is now familiar with - several high profile court cases over the past few years have made sure of that. When an e-discovery mandate hits your organisation, you could have as little as six weeks to comply. That's six weeks to discover, hold and extract potentially tens of thousands of documents and files. It's also six weeks of highly stressful project management at best, six weeks of thinly veiled chaos at worst. So do you start to plan for e-discovery now – or put your head in the sand and try and ignore it?