One of the songs on my much-cherished iPhone these days is “Risk is Right” by a group called Tin Cup Gypsy. It’s catchy, and although the band might not have realized this, it’s about records management. (Play the song on the band’s Facebook or MySpace page. You’ll like it.)
We talk about records management and risk together all the time, and we should. What are the risks to our company if we don’t keep this record long enough? What are the risks if we keep it too long? How do we manage the risks to our organization through disaster recovery planning? How do we manage information and the risks involved with legal discovery? There are days when risk alone is enough to turn staff, management, and IT into records management true believers.