Hybrid recordkeeping: bridging analogue and digital recordkeeping at Great-West Life
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Records are received and generated by organizations in the development of business. They are kept for evidential purposes regarding the activities and policies of organizations and serve as documentation of their day-to-day management. Therefore, they serve as a tool for accountability whereby organizations can ensure that they are following best practices. The efficient storage and retrieval of such information is essential to the success of businesses, organizations, government and society in general. Sound recordkeeping that encompasses the guiding principles of accountability and integrity can ensure good data management and retrieval within a corporate archive. Furthermore, the digital age has brought many changes to businesses and organizations and the programs used to manage their records. Building upon the ideas presented in the research of the current state of digital recordkeeping options, it is important to look more specifically at options currently available and being utilized by large businesses and corporations, such as Share Point. It is necessary to examine the benefits of a collaborative approach to recordkeeping further as this seems to be the trend for businesses and organizations in the future. This is particularly important to the current state of records management for companies like The Great-West Life Assurance Company. The increasing shift to digitize records either by imaging or creating born-digital records has meant a necessary re-evaluation of the way records will be kept in the future.