Achieving Compliance Through Records and Information Management Topic of New White Paper from Pitney Bowes

STAMFORD, Conn., October 19, 2009 - Taking a holistic approach to Records and Information Management (RIM) can help companies mitigate risk and achieve compliance, according to a new white paper from Pitney Bowes Management Services, Inc. (PBMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI).

The white paper, entitled Achieving Compliance Through Records and Information Management: Answering Today’s Regulatory Requirements Efficiently,” notes that mitigating risk and achieving compliance is more complex that ever before because of:

  • new regulations and audit requirements;
  • the need to manage both digital and paper records;
  • internal records/information management resource and knowledge gaps;
  • the lack of enterprise standards and training;
  • enforcement and auditing needs which continue to grow, and
  • internal cost pressures that limit staff and capital investments.

“Industry best practices for RIM require a holistic point of view, including a clear vision, a risk assessment, and an implementation roadmap that outlines the most effective way to execute a comprehensive RIM program,” said Elizabeth Trumbull, managing director, RIM, PBMS. “Organizations should look to an outside provider who understands the complexities surrounding RIM compliance before embarking on such a program.”

The white paper cites the three major drivers to creating a corporate information governance policy – compliance obligations, business needs, and discovery and litigation readiness – and describes the overall scope a company must consider for each driver. It also delves into areas such as:

  • governing and managing corporate information;
  • developing a RIM solution;
  • keys to compliance

In addition, case studies of successful RIM implementations are presented.

To obtain a copy of the white paper, click here.

Pitney Bowes Management Services designs, implements and operates solutions that provide enterprise clients with critical communication, mail and document lifecycle services that result in more effective, efficient and compliant business processes and operations.

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