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IRMS To Focus on Trust, Truth and Transparency in the Private and Public Sector at 2019 Conference
IRMS      January 2019

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) today announced that representatives from Gartner, the National Archives, University of Bath and the Welsh Government will present keynotes at the IRMS Conference 2019 which takes place on 19th – 21st May at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. One year on from GDPR coming into force, the conference will focus on trust, truth and transparency.

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The Information and Records Management Society Presents the Winners of its 2018 Industry Awards
IRMS      May 2018

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has revealed the winners of its 2018 Industry Awards which recognises excellence in the field of information management. The IRMS is the foremost association for information professionals and students, supporting and bringing together all those working in information governance, records management, data protection, information security and more, across all industry sectors, in the UK and beyond.

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A Missing Piece in the Puzzle - File Analysis Drives Compliance with the GDPR
Active Navigation      May 2018

There has always been a requirement for any organization to exercise sound governance across its information and before
electronic information became ubiquitous, that challenge was manageable. However, as electronic data has exploded over the
previous 25 years or more, most have lost control of all but their closest guarded information assets. Unfortunately, the personal
information of customers, employees and other data subjects has not escaped such mismanagement.

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Latest news from RecordPoint
RecordPoint      May 2018

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The State of Records Management in the SharePoint and Office 365

How Event-Based Retention Works in Office 365

How RecordPoint Enhances Event-Based Retention in Office 365

RecordPoint Enhances the Office 365 Compliance Story

GDPR Compliance: How RecordPoint Can Help

37 million Brits could ask for their personal data to be edited or deleted after GDPR  
Crown Records Management      April 2018

British businesses could be overloaded by up to 37 million requests for personal data to edited or deleted when a new regulation comes into force in May – according to results from a shock survey.

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Visit HP Inc.’s stand for a chance to win an HP Sprocket!  
HP      April 2018

Visit HP Inc.’s stand for a chance to win an HP Sprocket! The HP Sprocket is a portable photo printer that allows you to print directly from your smartphone or tablet! Our ZINK® Zero Ink® technology means you can create your very own stickable photos from virtually anywhere. Stop by and have a chat about HP consultancy & technology solutions and enter the prize draw by placing your business card in the competition box after. Good Luck!

IRMS Conference 2018 Professional Networking Programme Revealed  
IRMS Conference      March 2018

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) today revealed its comprehensive programme of networking and social activities for the IRMS Annual Conference 2018. The centrepiece of the programme is the Back to the Future themed ‘Under the Sea’ prom, that will include the presentation of the prestigious IRMS Awards, with entertainment from comedian, writer and actor, Tom Allen. Also featuring at the IRMS Conference will be the hugely popular Conference Fringe and Sunday Social.

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The Implications and Opportunities of Blockchain for Information and Records Management Professionals at IRMS Conference 2018  
IRMS Conference      March 2018

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) today announced that it will be helping delegates at the IRMS Annual Conference 2018 to cut through the hype by providing an introduction and insight in to – Blockchain. The UK’s leading conference for information and records management professionals takes place from 20th to 22nd May 2018 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

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Softphone technology frees employees to BYOD  
Panasonic      March 2018

Panasonic Business has launched a new Softphone application which aims to give employees the freedom to utilise their own smart phones as a business extension to work freely outside of the office.

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Information Commissioners Office to Provide ‘A View from the Regulator as GDPR approaches’ at IRMS Conference 2018  

IRMS Conference      February 2018

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) today announces that the Head of Risk and Governance and designated Data Protection Officer at the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), Louise Byers, will present A view from the regulator as GDPR approaches at the IRMS Annual Conference 2018.

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How does GDPR impact digital preservation solutions in the Cloud?
Preservica      February 2018

Inside and outside of Europe, everyone is talking about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means to their organization. Like most conferences we have recently attended, it was high on the agenda at 'ARMA Live!' in the US. Whether you are a hare or an ostrich in your readiness, GDPR needn’t be just a deadline viewed with trepidation. If approached positively it provides an opportunity for long-term improvements in your records management, digital preservation and operations in the cloud.

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Preparing for GDPR with Preservica
Preservica      February 2018

Preservica will meet its obligations as a ‘processor’ for customers that are ‘controllers’ of personal data Preservica complies with the current 1998 Data Protection Act, and by 25th May 2018, Preservica cloud products and operations will meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) helping our customers protect the rights of their data subjects.

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Panasonic: "technology can mitigate GDPR compliance risk”   
Panasonic      February 2018

Panasonic Business has stressed the importance of technology ahead of the introduction of new EU regulations on data protection. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018 with the intention of strengthening and unifying data protection for all individuals within the EU. Sanctions for data breaches are as much as €20million or up to 4% of a company’s annual worldwide turnover.

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Iron Mountain to Sponsor the IRMS Annual Conference 2018  
Iron Mountain      February 2018

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) today announced that Iron Mountain - the global leader in storage and information management services – is a sponsor of the IRMS Annual Conference 2018. The UK’s leading conference for information and records management professionals takes place from 20th to 22nd May 2018, at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. Business Development Manager, Public Sector at Iron Mountain, Alice Blogg states: "Iron Mountain believes that IRMS represents the most significant learning opportunity of its kind in the UK. It unites the information management profession, providing learning opportunities and events where members can network, share their experience and actively engage in a rapidly-developing industry.”

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The Impacts of GDPR on Social Media Communications & Enterprise Collaboration Platforms  
PageFreezer      February 2018

From May 25, 2018 onwards, any organization that processes personal information about EU citizens must have systems in place to comply GDPR laws, and prove their compliance with documentation. With this fast approaching deadline, surprising research has shown that over 50% of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements in time. This is a major risk as non-compliance can cost organizations up to 20M Euro in fines or 4% of the total annual turnover of the preceding financial year!

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Panasonic's scanners help organisations implement the new General Data Protection Regulations by ensuring personal information and identity are secure.  
Panasonic      January 2018

Panasonic's scanners help organisations implement the new General Data Protection Regulations by ensuring personal information and identity are secure. The new GDPR laws, as set out by the European Union, are being launched on 25th May 2018. These new regulations are being heavily discussed across the technology solutions industry. The aim of GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in a fast-changing, increasingly data-driven world. The biggest concern for many industry members is the risk of large penalties. Organisations in breach of GDPR can be fined up to four percent of their global revenue or upwards of €20 Million (depending on which is the greater amount).

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Box-it launches Omnidox Document Manager
Box-it       July 2017

Omnidox Document Manager is an exciting new addition to Box-it’s market-leading Omnidox family.  It is a secure web based repository providing an online archive of digitised documents, and built on our award-winning Cloud based technology which is widely used by many larger organisations throughout the UK, Ireland and Isle of Man.

Now the same efficiency benefits can be experienced by all sizes of businesses following the launch of Omnidox Document Manager. This is a version of Omnidox which has been specifically developed as an affordable solution for the SME sector for storing, viewing and sharing documents online.

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DPC’s Digital Preservation Handbook wins IRMS Innovation of the Year Award
Digital Preservation Coalition       May 2017


The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) was presented with the Information and Records Management Society's (IRMS) Award for Innovation of the Year in recognition of its re-imagined and revised Digital Preservation Handbook at an awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow this week.Revealed by Iron Mountain’s Tim Callister and beating off competition from the UK Government Department for International Development's Vault Project for digital storage, the Digital Preservation Handbook provides an authoritative and practical guide to the complex topic of digital preservation....

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"Meet old friends and make new ones” 
Jane Proffitt, IRMS Groups Director & David Bowen, IRMS Treasurer        May 2017

Well I am sure you will all agree with me – just where has the time gone since we were in Brighton for the 2016 Conference? A whole year has passed us by but we are still able to reflect on it as if it was only yesterday. It’s fair to say that as soon as one conference ends the Exec start planning for the next one, and here we are, just a matter of days away from becoming "Agents of Change”...

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"People Make Glasgow!”
Claire Johnson, IRMS Scotland Chair                                         May 2017

The sun has been out in Scotland, the skies cloudless and blue, so all is lining up nicely in anticipation of #IRMS17 in Glasgow. Scotland does not usually get good press for settled sunny weather so even though it will probably have changed for the worse by the 21st we can definitely provide a friendly welcome. It’s been a while since Conference was in Scotland but I think the Edinburgh conference is still remembered fondly for a diverse and interesting occasion. It’s a tough act to follow but Glasgow will always give it a try! The local talent will be in evidence yet again on the programme with speakers from a wide range of organisations and the world of business....

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"The event that shines brighter than the rest!"
Emily Overton, IRMS Training Director                                          May 2017

Conference time has come around again, and it seems to have snuck up on me this time as I’ve not joined a single conference call and in fairness, all I’ve done is organise for the IRMS stand to be in situ. So, whilst I’ve been burying myself in training discounts and the like, the Conference angels have been hard at work....

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Are you GDPR Ready?
Greg Stewart, Oyster IMS                                               May 2017

When the EU’s GDPR was announced, it was due to be enforced in the UK on 25 May 2018. Following last year’s ‘Brexit’ referendum the UK Government has confirmed that the UK will implement GDPR before the UK leaves the EU.Furthermore, the GDPR will continue to be relevant for many organisations in the UK – most obviously those operating internationally.  So, as we will have to comply with the GDPR, it remains important to understand the implications of the GDPR....

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Countdown to GDPR
Greg Stewart, Oyster IMS                                              May 2017

Despite Brexit, all UK business will need to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR, which becomes law in 12 months.But, what do you have to do, to ensure compliance?....

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"How far we’ve come!”
Meic Pierce Owen, IRMS Immediate Past Chair                                               May 2017

As I write, it’s early morning in the first week of May and I have just sent off emails containing the script for the Awards Ceremony and details of the accreditation panels on Conference Sunday. This is a fairly typical morning at this time each year as we tidy off the final bits and bats ahead of the Event… and I confess that I’m starting to get the Conference tingle – it is close now!...

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"We own the picture, but they own the pieces!”
Reynold Leming, IRMS Conference Director                                               May 2017

As the countdown begins for the final few days before Conference, I am reflecting on the effort that goes into this from so many people, and how this well-oiled machine copes so brilliantly with putting together this multi-faceted event...

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Technology’s role in data protection – the missing link in GDPR transformation
Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise                      
                     April 2017

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) delivers a fundamental change in how data controllers and data processors handle personal data. Instead of an ‘add-on’ or afterthought within business operations, protections for personal data will now have to be designed into the very fabric of data processing systems, meaning that entities will need to re-examine how they approach the use
of technology in their organisations....

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AI Returns to the IRMS Conference, 2017
Automated Intelligence                                               April 2017

After a fantastic visit to Brighton in 2016, this year the IRMS conference heads to Glasgow for another packed programme of inspirational speakers, lively discussions and unbeatable networking opportunities – centred around the latest thinking, industry innovations and best practice from world-class organisations....

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OASIS Group Announces Appointment of New CFO
Barbara Ellis, OASIS Group                                               March 2017

OASIS Group, the fastest growing records and information management (RIM) company across Europe, today announced the appointment of Sarah Sweeney as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). An experienced financial executive, Sweeney will join the company’s leadership team reporting directly to the CEO...

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Rich Hale, Active Navigation                                               May/ June 2016

I think this year was my 5th IRMS Conference. A mere amateur perhaps compared to some but with that much committed I think I can register valid comment and this year I’m pleased to be able to reflect on what I felt was a noticeable ‘sharper’ event. Its clear that the formula for IRMS Conference is well established but within that consistency it was great to see that ‘sharpness’ embodied in a more focused and impactful gala dinner and awards – the show piece for Conference....

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Workshops, debates and capes at IRMS Conference 2016
Automated Intelligence                                            20th May 2016

The annual IRMS Conference is a chance for information and records managers to network and take part in lively discussions, as well as hearing from inspirational speakers including Automated Intelligence CTO Simon Cole.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘Information Superheroes – Enabling Business Excellence’ and it’s fair to say the idea was very well received. We saw capes, wigs, eye masks and even green body paint!…

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IRMS Conference 2016: A newbies perspective
Joe Chapman, IRMS                                               13th May 2016

Not only is 2016 my first Conference as part of the Exec, it’s my first IRMS Conference at all! So what am I most looking forward to? As always there’s a great line-up of speakers – both as keynotes and in breakout sessions; there will be plenty of opportunities for informal networking and to speak to the vast range of exhibitors; and of course there’s the Sunday social and Monday night gala providing a relaxed interlude within the 3 whirlwind days of learning!...

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