Still Playing Catch Up with Paper?

Electronic Records Management (ERM) was originally developed as a stand-alone application, frequently managing physical items as well as electronic documents. It has subsequently become one of the key elements of any integrated Enterprise Content Management (ECM) implementation. It is the robust cornerstone underlying compliance and legal discovery, which increasingly call for electronic documents to be treated in the same way as paper documents. For this report, we have compared policies and effectiveness between the management of electronic records and that of traditional paper. Legal-discovery and litigation-hold have created a demand for specific e-discovery tools, so we look at their take up. We have also looked at the integration issues across multiple records repositories and measured long-term archive strategies.