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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 – Comprehensive Information Governance Auditing Made Easy

Easy and Comprehensive?  Aren’t these at opposite ends of the spectrum?  They don’t need to be.  Iron Mountain has an auditing process that is fully comprehensive, with minimum effort from the workforce, and the auditing team.  Labor intensive interviews and investigations are only performed as warranted by the data.  But […]


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“Ouch, that hurts!” If you’ve ever uttered those words to a doctor, they probably asked you to rank your pain level from one to ten. Knowing this pain point, they could then dispense effective treatment. Organizations also have their pain points, whether they’re about growing revenues, maintaining efficient operations or […]


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Today I start a new series of blogs –“Information Governance Solutions”, or “IG Solutions” for short. I hope you’ve had a chance to read and enjoy my other two blog series “Maturing Your RIM Program” and “The Psychology of RIM”. They will continue, and to the best of my ability […]


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The Psychology of RIM – Heroes and Villains

Last time (The Psychology of Records Management – Avoid Motivating Good Employees To Behave Badly) we identified that companies need good planning and proper timing to avoid creating a conflict for employees between following company policy, or doing what they think is best for the company. There is another related […]


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Implementing or running a successful Information Governance / Records and Information Management program requires full cooperation from all employees. As companies advance their Information Governance or Records Management programs, they need to be cautious and diligent in their planning and implementation so they do not motivate good employees to behave […]


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