The link between Records Management and Corruption

Do you believe that corrupting the system is made easier by inefficiency in records management?

Earlier this year, in a survey done by audit firm PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC) on prevalence of economic crimes, Kenya was ranked as the 3rd most corrupt country in the world after South Africa and France. This article tries to elucidate the reasons behind the declining ability of Kenyan courts of law to effectively deal with most of the crimes that have been presented before them.

Kenya like Singapore gained independence from Britain more than 35 years ago. Fast forward to today and the thought that Kenya was once on the same economic level as Singapore, a first world country, is a clear indication that we went off the growth trajectory and have never found our way again.


Explaining the EDRMS

Electronic document and records management system (EDRMS) refers to the use of content management system by combining technologies used in document management and records management as an integrated system. Basically,an EDRMS is an automated, electronic document and records management system that enables organisations to manage unstructured information captured in paper and electronic formats, such as emails, word processed and spreadsheet contents.


Giving RIM a Priority

Records and information management(RIM) is key in the effective and smooth running of any organization. This implies that all departments within an organization especially finance, the IT department and human resources as these departments are involved in the day to day running of any organization. There is therefore, a great need for RIM processes to be given priority in order to improve the running of organizations.