Recall Issues Guidelines for Securing Business Records Through Hurricane Sandy

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Leader in Data Protection Services Provides Strategies to Weather “Second Peak” in 2012 Hurricane Season

Recall, a leader in document storage, secure document destruction, digital document management and data protection, today issued records information management (RIM) best practices guidelines for potential hurricane damage. Meteorologists report that this year’s hurricane activity has exceeded long-term averages dating back to 1966. Led by Hurricane Sandy, an unprecedented “second peak” in hurricane activity threatens the Atlantic coast. Recall’s guidelines will assist organizations in properly assessing their business continuity in preparation plans for the storms. Recall is a global leader in managing business records for companies in more than 20 countries.

The guidelines, available online at help businesses examine their RIM program and how this program works in conjunction with a company’s business continuity execution. Recall’s strategies include specific guidelines to mitigate document loss and damage in the second surge of the hurricane season, including:

  • Methods to create and implement a records information management plan, detailing the past and current life-cycle status of documents.
  • Techniques to perform full risk assessments of physical security of critical documents.
  • Strategies to collect and store critical documents and computer backup tapes in a secure, hurricane-proof, off-site location.

“Hurricanes began earlier than usual in 2012, and August’s hurricane activity tied the previous historic record. With Sandy threatening Florida and the East Coast, now is the time to develop a RIM plan,” said Rob Hamilton, vice president and general manager, document management services at Recall North America. “Without a strategy in place, organizations increase their business risk in the event of a devastating hurricane. This preparation will put organizations in position to account for documents that are most critical to business continuity.”

About Recall
Recall is a global leader in managing information in multiple formats throughout its life-cycle. The company has more than 300 dedicated operation centers, spanning five continents in more than 20 countries. As a global leader in document storage, secure document destruction, digital document management, and data protection, Recall manages more than 100 million cartons worldwide. Recall is owned by Brambles Limited. For more information, please visit

For Additional Information Contact:
Schwartz MSL
Joe Palladino or Britt Gottlieb
Recall (at) schwartzmsl (dot) com
(781) 684-0770

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