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Agencies are unquestionably moving for the impending NARA deadline using their own priorities regarding what must have completed when. That stated, it doesn’t imply that there aren’t certain trends appearing through the industry.

We reached to over 150 authorities officials to obtain an concept of what stage their digitizing efforts were at per area of the process. Below is just a peek at our findings access our full 2019 NARA readiness report for additional insights.

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Using the 2019 M-12-18 deadline in your mind, most respondents indicated their agency is farthest along to completion in email management. Digitizing hard-copy records and moving records to some cloud application are further behind.


Paul Olenick: Email was among the first workloads that government departments began moving towards the cloud so it seems sensible that email management may be the area agencies could be farthest along in M-12-18 compliance.

Updating information governance practices and operations is definitely an area where you’ve seen agencies struggle. Sometimes agency file plans or procedures are extremely old that they’re getting dusty. This is the time to revisit and revise!

Alyssa Blackburn: The conclusion line draws your attention within the graph above but it’s interesting to notice that 15% of respondents are unclear about the M-12-18 compliance status of the social networking management. That’s 3X another areas. Is sensible. Social networking is among the newest workloads that record managers happen to be introduced. It’s an excellent
illustration of why record management rules need to be updated for that digital era.

John Peluso: One warning sign is the fact that under 1 / 2 of respondents have finished moving records to some cloud application. In the NARA survey, we all know this can be a huge struggle for agencies. There’s been a stable decline since 2016 (from 64% to 56%) in agencies that relate that they’ve documented and approved procedures to allow the migration of records and connected metadata.

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