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Craig Grimestad Craig Grimestad
Craig Grimestad is a Senior Consultant with Iron Mountain Consulting. His specialty is designing Records and Information Management core components with a sub-specialty for RIM auditing. He considers RIM implementations to be efficiency improvements. His passion is for the establishment of corporate Information Governance that extends from the Board Room to the desktop for all employees. Craig holds a Masters of Science degree in Engineering from The University of Illinois. Prior to joining the Iron Mountain Team in 2008, Craig was Records Manager for the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors where he participated in the development of the GM Corporate RIM program. He implemented and managed Electro-Motive Division’s RIM program. Craig is a recognized thought leader with a regular column and occasional feature articles in iQ magazine (the journal of RIM Professionals Australasia), featuring his blog series “The Psychology of Records Management”.

IG Solutions – It's A New Day for Records Retention Schedules! Companies often struggle with numerous issues when developing and administrating Records.


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The Psychology of Records Management: Energize Compliance with Technology

The Psychology of Records Management: Energize Compliance with Technology This is the last of a 7 part series on energizing compliance.


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The Psychology of Records Management: Energize Compliance with Forcing Functions

With what? Never heard the term “Forcing Functions” used in Records Management (RM) or Information Governance (IG).  Well, Forcing Functions are THE most powerful tool at your disposal in Energizing Compliance.  I first learned the term “Forcing Function” in a Systems Engineering course.  It was likened to a battery “pushing” […]


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The Psychology of Records Management: Energize Compliance with Auditing

I can hear some of you saying: “Did you really have to go there? I cannot stand audits. They are time consuming, expensive and the business just won’t tolerate the intrusion for Information Governance (IG) and Records and Information Management (RIM)”. Sorry, the answer is yes. Without auditing, you are […]


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IG Solutions:  Earth Day and Records Management

Two entities you might not see as joining naturally, but closer examination actually reveals an opportunity for co-dependency. A well run Records Management (RM) program is a natural for environmentally friendly business operational style.  When you value paper, you don’t just put it in the trash, you recycle it.  For […]


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