The changing trends in records management in Asia

Previously, records management was often viewed as unnecessary and unimportant. The changing trends in records management in AsiaHowever, the increasing demands for the effective management of records, protection of vital information and rising compliance issues have caused Asian companies to better their systems.

In this article, Crown Records Management expert, Sammy Fong (Regional General Manager - Greater China), discusses China’s move from a box management system to a file management system - improving file retrieval, space occupation, document conversion, document transportation, confidentiality and company profit.

Rike Rivanny (Crown Records Management Division Manager) reveals Indonesia's awareness of records management dating back to Dutch colonial rule in 1892, when a land archive was built to store important documents. When the Indonesian government took over the land, the original copy of an important historical document went missing. Learning from experience, Indonesia sought a better system to protect and store information for the future. Outsourcing to companies such as Crown, with state-of-the-art facilities, means vital information is better safeguarded.

In addition, this article looks at Singapore's growing trend of off-site vaulting and the technological trend of cloud computing.

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