15 November, 2013 Document storage and information management experts from Russia and Europe met in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on the 10-12 November 2013. OSG Records Management joined other industry leaders to discuss new technology and ideas for development.
The event was organized jointly by NAID-Europe, the trade association for the information destruction industry, and PRISM International, the trade association for the information management industry.
OSG Records Management participated in a busy program of keynotes, Q&As, interviews and seminars on document storage, confidential document destruction and data and information management. There was a look at the changing role of information management in modern businesses.
Document storage vital for modern companies
Document storage in Russia has come a long way in the past 15 years. Companies are looking for the benefits of improved efficiency. Offsite document storage and archives are fast becoming the ‘norm’ as senior management aim to increase profits and improve productivity. Russian companies are no exception. They are choosing to move their entire archives to special warehouses. This enables fast access to individual files, not only close to the regional offices of a company, but also from the head office. The company no longer has to invest heavily in their own archive maintenance — something which is ever increasing. And the security is improved too. Offsite storage centers like OSG Records Management, have advanced locking systems, 24/7 CCTV monitoring as well as fire prevention systems.
Capturing paper content
The Association of Information Management (AIIM) reported on the progress toward paper-free business processes and the use of capture and BPM platforms across multiple processes and multiple departments. An insight was given into the drivers and issues behind the movement of scanning through digital mailrooms, branch-capture, outsource and capture on mobile devices.
OSG Records Management was represented by Group Marketing Director Conrad Gibbons, Fatima Shihalieva and Irina Udalchikova from OSG Russia, and Marlena Bieniek and Jan Stodulski from OSG Poland. Dave Berguson of PRISM International commented: “We are pleased to see OSG so well represented at the 2013 conference. OSG continues to be an important participant and we look forward to continued collaboration in 2014.”
The value of information
“It is amazing how quickly records and information management is changing in our business”, said Conrad Gibbons, Group Marketing Director of OSG. “Boardrooms are waking up to the value of the information and data they hold. We are constantly finding new ways to help them manage and benefit from improved efficiency. The conference is an excellent place to share ideas and progress. PRISM and NAID have organized it very well. OSG operates the largest offsite document storage and document scanning network in Russia, Poland and the CIS. We are pleased to support the work of PRISM.”