Public Sector

How local authorities can meet the challenge of managing information

  In our last blog we looked at some of the challenges local authorities face managing ever increasing amounts of information. Sadly, programmes designed to improve efficiency, such as integration and shared services, seem to be making the situation worse. And while records managers are aware of and concerned about […]


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How local authorities are coping with the pressure of harnessing information

When it comes to managing and protecting information, few organisations face a greater challenge than local authorities. Each of these 443 bodies spread across the UK is charged with delivering around 800 public services, ranging from transport, libraries and benefits to social services, housing and recycling. Within this remit is […]


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Information and the public sector: the squeeze on talent

A financial constraints change the face of public services, it’s become more difficult to retain and develop people with the skills and drive to deliver information transformation. In a recent survey by Iron Mountain nine out of ten respondents indicated that cost cutting had resulted in the loss of valuable […]


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How is the public sector responding to records and information management challenges?

Records and information management in the UK’s public sector is going through a period of profound and far-reaching change. Several factors are contributing to the change: Changing technology. An increasingly digital population. Demands for greater transparency and easier access to information. A need for accountability and compliance. The 20-year rule. […]


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The war wills of WW1: a unique archive available to search online

Information is valuable. Sometimes the value placed on information is so high that the document or other medium containing it becomes a historic artefact. What value would you place on being given the chance to read the last words ever written by a long-dead relative? Thanks to a unique project […]


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