Unified Data Loss Protection in Office 365

January 20, 2017 by Brett Grego

Tags: Office 365

Every organization has sensitive data that is especially important to protect. Files containing Personally Identifiable Information (PII), for example must be guarded against data breach or accidental loss.

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Common Questions Executives Have About SharePoint Information Governance

January 13, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: File Plan, Records Management

1. We already have a File Plan and our policies and disposition are well defined.  Why do we need SharePoint Information Governance?

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Important Ways Office 365 is More Secure Than On-Premises Services

January 6, 2017 by Brett Grego

Tags: Office 365

The traditional logic would indicate that storing data on-premises in a private datacenter would be safer than in the cloud. However, that's not always the case. In fact, depending on the scenario, the cloud is indeed much more secure and reliable.

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Our Most Popular SharePoint Posts of 2016

December 29, 2016 by Team RecordLion

We at RecordLion are thankful for you, our blog readers. It has been a great year and we wanted to share with you all the top three SharePoint related blog articles from 2016. We are looking forward to 2017 and all that it will bring. Below are our three most popular SharePoint posts along with a brief summary.

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3 Things to Consider with SharePoint Records Management in 2017

December 14, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Governance, Compliance

When talking about SharePoint records management and implementing an overall information governance program, there are many factors to consider. As we look ahead to 2017, ensuring that all business units are involved and the organization as a whole has an in-depth understanding of the importance of information governance is a crucial first step. Let's discuss three other important considerations. 

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3 Reasons SharePoint Email Integration Makes Sense

December 9, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Exchange, Email, SharePoint

Email is of course omnipresent in everyone's daily business life. On average, knowledge workers send and receive more than 25,000 emails per year and spend as much as one to two hours per day reading and responding to those messages (source).

This problem has spread directly to the world of information governance as it is estimated that 10% of those emails should be classified as a record.

The infographic above spells out a potentially troublesome situation when it comes to email records. Let's discuss how SharePoint email integration can be beneficial in any organization.

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3 Pillars of SharePoint Information Governance Program Success

November 30, 2016 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: Information Governance Program, SharePoint

The majority of organizations have at least attempted to create a SharePoint information governance program. Some have been successful and some not so much. Over the past few months, I’ve spoken with both types of organizations. In most cases, the successful ones all had the same common denominator: All of them had a leader, a clearly defined goal and made sure the program aligned with the business need.

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5 Email Security Threats That Increase Compliance Risk

November 21, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Email, Office 365

An article on the Office 365 blog highlights five overlooked threats to your email security that can cause substantial compliance risk. All too often, easily preventable breaches occur because of either a poor process in place or simple carelessness by an employee. However, there are times when no matter how vigilant, a hack can occur. The five threats below are ones which may have been overlooked and should jump to the front of your mind to avoid becoming a victim of a breach.

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5 Ways to Fix SharePoint Records Management

November 9, 2016 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: Records Management, Records Retention


SharePoint is a great platform, with a core set of features that rival the best enterprise content management systems available. If you have been using SharePoint very long however, you start to realize it has a great core platform, but it is not so good at the individual tasks that need to be accomplished with your information.

Whether it’s business process management, document capture, or records management, sometimes the SharePoint features just don’t cut it out of the box.

Here are 5 ways you can fix the records management feature deficiencies.

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Data Governance and Privacy in SharePoint Online

November 2, 2016 by Chris Caplinger

Tags: SharePoint

Raise your hand if you haven't been impacted by a data breach in the last year. If your hand is up, data privacy and encryption is something you probably wish you didn't have to care about. If your hand is down you are probably one of the information technology or security folks that may be mad at me before you finish reading this post about data governance and encryption in #SharePoint Online.

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