Strategies for Federal Agencies to Conquer Shrinking Space and Budgets and Improve Records Management

  Strategies for Federal Agencies to Conquer Shrinking Space and Budgets and
  Improve Records Management

   Free webinar today will discuss results from Government Business Council
     survey on the records management challenges facing federal agencies

Business Wire

BOSTON -- November 7, 2013

Federal agencies increasingly lack the space and the budget to store federal
records, according to a new study from the Government Business Council (GBC)
and Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM). These findings, along with ideas
for addressing them, will be the subject of a webinar today; interested
parties can register for free here.

Titled Protecting the Past and Creating a Path for the Future: Challenges
Facing Federal Records Management, the webinar will review a study that asked
300 federal executives from more than 30 agencies to assess their records

Chief among the findings is that 77 percent of agencies surveyed said they use
paper as their primary storage method for records. And more than half (59
percent) believe they keep those records beyond required retention periods,
despite the top cited challenges of inadequate storage space and budgets. The
findings also reveal agencies could benefit from additional training on what
constitutes a record and when it’s okay to destroy it.

WHAT:   Attendees will learn:
          -- Common gaps in records management practices that drive up costs
          and constrict storage space;
          -- Recommendations on modernizing records management programs and
          closing those gaps;
          -- Best practices to help reduce reliance on paper and accelerate
          the transition to digital records
WHEN:     Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. EST


About Government Business Council

Government Business Council Industry Insights, a division of the Government
Business Council (GBC) and Government Executive Media Group, is dedicated to
advancing the business of government through analysis and insight. GBC
Industry Insights partners with industry to share best practices with top
government decision-makers, understanding the deep value inherent in
industry’s experience engaging and supporting federal agencies.

About Iron Mountain Incorporated

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and
information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 64
million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows
it to serve customers with speed and accuracy. And its solutions for records
management, data backup and recovery, document management, and secure
shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations,
recover from disaster, and better use their information for business
advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of
information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic
files and medical data. Visit for more information.


For Iron Mountain
Christian T. Potts, 617-535-8721
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Government Business Council
Dana Grinshpan, 202-266-7862
Research Manager
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