The ARMA International Conference, the industry’s premier event in information governance, is currently underway at the gorgeous Venetian Conference Center in Las Vegas. The three-day conference began yesterday, Monday, October 28th, and continues through Wednesday, October 30th. The ARMA International Conference offers comprehensive educational sessions, best of breed technology solutions and cutting-edge best practices in all areas of information governance including records storage strategies.
Mattern & Associates is pleased to have Rob Mattern be selected by the Board of ARMA International as one of the speakers at this year’s Expo. Many of the most exciting recent conference events have been focused on the exciting potential for the law firm future. We have been fortunate to be featured in several of these recent engagements focusing on not just expense reduction strategies, but drilling down into specific areas of law firm operations and defining long term strategies that position these firms for the future.
With advances in technology, records storage strategies is a key area of focus for law firm cost reduction in the immediate term as well as the long term. Firms looking to drive value from their records storage vendors, significantly reduce their permanent withdrawal fees, and/or migrate to electronic storage of paper records must be able to successfully negotiate both the many layers of permissions and rights in record storage as well as hostage fee clauses in their vendor contracts.
Rob will deliver his session, “Mission Possible: Successfully Managing Offsite Records Vendors,” at 9:15 am on Wednesday, and will review the critical pieces to developing a strategic view of offsite records storage, including: driving value from vendors over the lifecycle of the engagement starting from the RFP process, utilizing industry benchmarks to optimize terms and conditions, structuring the agreement to avoid common pitfalls, and finally, managing the contract on an ongoing basis to ensure delivery on that value.
For those of you unable to attend the Conference in Vegas, the presentations will be available online through the ARMA website—or, of course, you can read through some of our client success stories, like this one where Mattern saved this AmLaw 200 firm 24% while removing permanent withdrawal fees.
We look forward to continuing the dialogue.