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It can happen to any company. Data breaches aren’t limited to targeted attacks like thefts or hackings, and can arise from far less exciting internal errors like good old simple mistakes (think typing in the wrong email address and hitting send on a customer list…).

More than 83% of Australian businesses surveyed for a new study by IDC and Canon confessed to still using still using paper based document processes in 2016, although around the same number claim to have begun their digital transformation journey.

BreastScreen Victoria has developed an automated data capture solution to improve its interactions with women seeking to obtain early detection of breast cancer, resulting in a major improvement to workflow.

You’re not alone – the majority of people use email for communications of course (it’s the de facto standard), but also as a collaboration tool. Microsoft Outlook is now also the accidental storage system – a vast amount of an organisation’s knowledge resides in individual users’ inboxes.

A new, vastly updated version of the international records management standard, ISO15489, is due to be released at a big gathering of world standards makers in Wellington, in the first week of May.  The gathering will be the annual meeting of the International Standards Organisation’s Technical Committee for information and documentation, TC46.

Workers wondering where their time goes should look at how they manage emails, new research suggests. In a  survey of US chief financial officers (CFOs) conducted for recruitment firm Robert Half, 17 percent said the time they spend on work email is wasted.

Acaveo, a developer of file analysis software, has teamed up with Osterman Research to determine how organizations are managing their unstructured data growth. It claims that with ever higher storage costs and security risks associated with massive amounts of unstructured data stored by organizations, Information Governance (IG) initiatives are not gaining momentum as quickly as expected.

Share ButtonNo one wants to be in the firing line when their business makes headlines for the wrong reasons. Similarly, few employees would enjoy explaining to their boss that they accidentally handed over sensitive data to a competitor. Organisations don’t like it when these things happen any more than employees do. That’s why most have data security measures to stop information ending up in the wrong hands.

A Chinese consortium led by Apex Technology, which manufactures ink cartridge chips, has agreed to acquire Lexmark for approximately US$4 billion in cash