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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”.

In the last 12 years or so that I have been exclusively focused on Records and Information Management (now Information Governance – for me it was always about governance), an image has formed in my mind that I believe sometimes represents Records Managers as they propose funding needs or improvement […]


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The Records Retention Schedule (RRS) is an amazingly efficient and valuable document.  It is among the most valuable single documents that a company has.  It provides a crystal clear view of a wealth of information, and is an enabler for a strong Information Governance program.  It is the single most […]


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A Records Retention Schedule (RRS) is a foundational part of a Records Management/ Information Governance program.  You have done well if you have one – you at least have a start, with recognition that a Records Retention Schedule is a necessary component of the overall Information Governance program.  However, all […]


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The question “Which staff area is the best home for Information Governance (formerly Records and Information Management)?” is a question that is often asked and debated.  The 2013/2014 Cohasset/ARMA/AIIM Information Governance Benchmarking Survey identifies prominent candidates: Administrative Services/Facilities, Compliance/Regulatory Affairs, Legal, and Information Technology.   The answer at this time in […]


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I trust many of you have found The Psychology of Records Management: Rules of the Road for Cultural Change segments and series to be enlightening and useful to you in your efforts to implement change going forward.  I suspect some number of you would like to share this information with […]


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