Messaging Architects at ARMA International
I am quite excited because I just learned that, together with technology attorney Ben Wright, I will be representing MA at the 54th annual ARMA International Conference. My excitement comes not because this event is happening in sunny Orlando (I live in Phoenix, so I get my fair share of sunlight as it is). No, I'm looking for enlightenment of a different kind.
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It’s Messaging Architects’ first participation at the conference, so come visit us at Booth # 932 and attend our session on Saturday, October 17.
Topic: Records Managers Can Become Agents of Change for eDiscovery and Records Retention
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009
Time: 11:15AM - 12:30PM
Location: Expo Floor, Room 1230
It will be time well spent.
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I'm really looking forward to attending the event because I finally get to meet the records and information managers up close and personal. As part of my responsibilities at MA, I am constantly in touch with clients and getting their perspective on the ins and outs of email risk management. So, I am quite familiar with the IT point of view: Retain everything forever, ensure the messaging system doesn’t choke from the information overload and the company doesn’t go broke from the costs of legal discovery, be able to instantly recover your CEO’s emails from five years ago, don’t make your end users think ... I'm sure these concerns sound familiar to most of you.
But, I’d like some insight from some of the other players in the records retention game, i.e., the records managers. Today, where everything is regulated and mandated, what can turn them into heroes in their organizations? In fact, at the ARMA Conference, Ben is actually going to challenge some of the long-standing precepts of email. What’s more, he thinks that records managers are actually in a perfect position to become Agents of Change and bring about a much needed shift in electronic records management. Stay tuned for more about the Ben’s thoughts and provocative session in my next post.
– Roumiana Deltcheva