Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPPAA and many other USA based legal-regulatory requirements require todemonstration of compliance and paper trail that has happened. Then what are we to do with all the records that are stored (small, medium or large office)?
Brian Hettrick,GOB member indicates that SOx may propitiate the next generation of auditing, as long as the law remains on the books.
The International Organization for Standardization publishes another of its management schemes, ISO 23081 as guidance for storage of records while concurrent use on-line. Another standard that relates to ISO 23081 is ISO 15489 (Information and Documentation - Record Management"). ISO 15489 address relevance of records-management that derive from business processes, as well address metadata.
ISO 23081 intent is to provide a basis for an effective management of records protocol but also to enhance record management. ISO 23081 provides to seek opportunities to reduce risks, manage cost effectively, et al hopefully better corporate governance.