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DOCUMENT/DATA MANAGEMENT “SOME USERS OF


CONTRACT MANAGEMENT APPS HAVE REPORTED OVER 10% DECREASES IN OFFICE PAPER USAGE IN FIRST SIX MONTHS.”


THE DATA CHALLENGE


Getting a grip on data management can help businesses cut costs, eliminate paperwork and become more efficient. Nicola Meadows, RWM Event Director at Ascential Events, outlines the steps


facilities managers should consider to help promote good data management.


In May, an unprecedented global hacking attack saw ransomware infect computers around the world, crippling parts of the UK National Health Service, and bringing into sharp relief the fact that data control and security are crucial to the successful management of any facility. In fact, with all the risks and challenges surrounding data in the workplace, managers would be forgiven for longing for a simpler time when their inbox was a physical entity on their desk stuffed full of paper files and folders.


But in the real world, without access to their data, most companies simply wouldn’t be able to function. As such,


data theft and hacking are real concerns for all modern businesses, and the first line of defence is always ensuring that the datacentre in a facility is fit for purpose. This includes cyber security such as firewalls, professional virus protection, as well as having the appropriate independent back-up systems and routines in place.


GOING MOBILE Applications that function across platforms, from desktops


to smart phones, are helping facilities streamline their processes and move towards paperless working. The latest developments offer full contract management functions


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