Published: 6 September 2022

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Government departments must transfer records of historical value for permanent preservation to The National Archives, and the closure period for doing so has now been reduced from 30 years to 20 years.   

Before records can be transferred, they must be appraised and selected for permanent preservation and reviewed for sensitivity.   

The problem for many Government Departments is that in the early 2000s, they didn’t have the same records management systems or controls in place as they do now.  

20-Year Whitepaper

Therefore, they are now facing a number of challenges, including: 

  • Data is residing in old systems which can no longer be accessed  
  • Legacy systems have been decommissioned and the data archived 
  • The data has not been indexed and is not easily searchable   

In this whitepaper, we’ll cover the full extent of the challenges and what this means for Government in terms of data access and analysis. 

We’ll also cover how Automated Intelligence can help with historical data, as well as getting the processes and controls in place to manage the information for future record transfer.   

Download the whitepaper now via the form below to see how government departments can bring their data under controlonce and for all in order to address the digital challenge.   

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