Metataxis joins Microsoft CAB & Records Management experts to support app development

Oct 2022 – Metataxis joins Microsoft Records Management Customer Advisory Board working group.

Metataxis is thrilled to be a member of the Microsoft Records Management Customer Advisory Board (CAB) working group.

Microsoft CAB working groups enable industry professionals to get together and suggest and share feedback with Microsoft, in order to help them develop and enhance their current capabilities to address customer challenges and new requirements.

The Microsoft Records Management Customer Advisory Board working group is made up of records and information governance professionals from the UK, United States, Australasia and Europe, including representatives from government and private sectors, consultants and National Archives institutions.

These compelling sessions offer the opportunity for Records Management experts to present and propose the developments we would like Microsoft to consider that would best serve our records management requirements.

Siobhan King, Senior Consultant at Metataxis, explains: “These valuable meetings enable us to share our challenges, experiences and requirements with other industry experts from across the globe, and in turn, support the ongoing development of Microsoft 365. Our most recent CAB meeting with Microsoft was a lively and well informed event, where we discussed the next round of records management development requests on our wish list, including version management and expiry dates.” 

Microsoft runs a quarterly cycle for considering improvements, based on the proposals put forward by industry professionals. The next round for reviewing development requests will take place in October.

Metataxis provides records management, retention and disposal solutions and to over 250 clients in the public, private and third sectors. If you would like to learn more about our record management services, simply contact us.

Strengthening information governance with records management training

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September 2022 – Metataxis delivers new Records Management training course in partnership with training experts, Leadership Through Data.

Metataxis Limited is thrilled to be providing a comprehensive SharePoint Records Management course with their training partner, Leadership Through Data.

Designed by Records Managers for Records Managers, this comprehensive training course explores the information governance features of Microsoft 365, including licensing and information architecture requirements to support information governance.

This “all you need to know” SharePoint Records Management course is delivered by Metataxis Senior Consultant, Siobhan King. With her specialist background in records management and information governance, she is helping students design, configure and implement Microsoft 365 to get the most of the features, mitigate risk and gain a better understanding how to protect the valuable information created and shared by colleagues on a daily basis.

Explains Noeleen Schenk, Director at Metataxis: “As part of our partnership with LTD, we’re delighted to offer this Records Management training course to individuals looking to improve their SharePoint record management skills and strengthen information governance across their organisation.” 

This virtual training course is delivered over 4 half days and all attendees will achieve 12 CPD credits. Learn more and book your place now!

Here at Metataxis, we understand the challenges of Records Management. The ability to manage your information and records effectively is crucial in supporting your business, and being able to meet your regulatory and compliance obligations.

Our comprehensive Records Management service advises on and delivers retention and disposal management programmes so you can protect your business and remain compliant.  If you would like to learn more, simply contact us.

20 years ago today, part 8: Strap on your jetpacks

This post is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis. Let’s now look to the future…

Guessing what the future will hold is easy, guessing right is hard. What will IM look like twenty years from now? My first very unfashionable prediction is that whilst we will have fully AI-driven findability, metadata and folders will persist. They’ve been around for hundreds of years for good reason!

20 years ago today, part 7: The rise of electronic recordkeeping standards

This post is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis.

Records management was starting to come into the 21st century. It had been in those basements for millennia, so it’s modern area was going to take some time to get here! InterPARES and the European Commission’s  “Moreq” (Model Requirements for Electronic Records and Document Management) significantly helped it along the way. This heralded the start of RM in the modern age. Fast forward twenty years, and we now have (kind-of) sophisticated RM systems, but they still have a way to go to be easily usable.

20 years ago today, part 6: Records management emerges from dusty basements

This post is a continuation of a series of reminiscences and predictions on all things
information management, to celebrate 20 years of Metataxis.

Records management was slowly coming out of  dusty basements as we stated to get to grips with the definition of electronic records – the now familiar authenticity, reliability usability and integrity of records. A range of shocking events, culminating in September 11 had made both business and digital continuity de rigueur days after paper had rained from the sky in lower Manhattan. Organisations were finally getting their heads around ERMS systems as important lifecycle management tools.