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The Department of Finance has denied its Digital Records Investment Moratorium for non-corporate Australian Commonwealth agencies will impact the government’s Digital Continuity 2020 Policy, despite its own timetable admitting a proposed Whole-of-Government platform will not provide full record-keeping capability for another six years.

The rise in digital transformation, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation initiatives are being highlighted as the source of 25% revenue growth in 2017 for ABBYY, the global provider of intelligent capture solution. The company says it is the highest growth rate in five years.

Laserfiche Value-Added Reseller Ricoh Australia has announced the successful deployment of a Laserfiche Avante workflow business management solution at Shimano Oceania Holdings, the Australian subsidiary of Shimano, a global manufacturing and distribution organisation.  

Employers who fail to comply with statutory requirements to keep time and wages records will be slapped with higher penalties if prosecuted for underpayment. This is just one of many reasons why every employer should conduct regular audits of its human resources arrangements to ensure legal compliance. 

More and more companies are under pressure to adopt digital strategies to leverage greater profits, drive high levels of customer satisfaction, and maintain footing in competitive marketplaces. And one of the key measures to adjusting to this ever-changing world of digitization is taking advantage of automation platforms. As such, consumer investments into one of these technologies — robotic process automation (RPA) — will increase to $US1 billion within the next two years.

The Australian government’s mandatory notifiable data breach (NDB) scheme comes into effect on 22 February, requiring businesses affected by eligible data breaches to notify the relevant individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner as soon as possible. In Australia, this legislation mainly affects businesses that have to comply with the Privacy Act.

Australia’s Department of Finance has put EDRMS adoption by non-corporate Commonwealth agencies on hold until 30 June 2019 while it completes a pilot rollout of its own in-house cloud records management solution. The decision has upset the vendor community and seemingly jeopardises The Digital Continuity 2020 policy championed by the National Archives of Australia (NAA).

While the Australian Federal Police continue with their investigation into the loss of classified documents by the from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), the department responsible has announced its own review.

​Punishing the person or persons responsible for last week’s Cabinet Files leak does not address the underlying issue. The real problem is that the way governments and businesses keep records is broken.

Thousands of government papers have apparently gone missing from the UK National Archives. Declassified documents covering some of the most controversial episodes from Britain’s past, including the Falklands War, Northern Ireland’s Troubles and the now infamous Zinoviev Letter Affair were among the missing files, having been officially “misplaced while on loan” to government departments. Some have claimed this is evidence of a government cover-up, but the truth is probably more mundane.

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