This is an actual image taken at the Kenya judiciary registry. Officials are sorting out job application letters for purposes of shortlisting candidates. It looks messy, but this is just a tip of the iceberg. Records Management in Kenya and the region generally, is a nightmare in both the public sector and private sector.
This would not be a concern if this was not an expensive practice riddled with risk. There is a risk of losing critical business records, risk of espionage and unfair competition, risk of delayed decision making and many other associated risks.
But how did we get here in the first place?
Information Explosion: We are creating more information than ever in this so-called ‘Information Age’. This trend is guaranteed to continue. A strategic solution is necessary
Information explosion has resulted to information overload. We have multiple sources and leads to consider before reaching a decision. Because the information is poorly organized, decision-making is delayed or compromised.
These delays result to loss of man-hours and loss of business. The costs & losses can be disastrous
What are the solutions?
“Alfresco helps ensure compliance with corporate rules and procedures. RM solutions help capture, control and manage vital corporate information, much of which resides in business documents, emails, financial reports etc”