Getting started with BS 10008 Electronic Information Management

Remove doubt from the way you migrate, back-up and store your information. Apply BS 10008 electronic information management to your business to help verify and authenticate all your digital records. Whatever the nature of your business, BS 10008 helps you demonstrate the integrity of your information when it counts.

What is BS 10008?

BS 10008 is the British Standard that outlines best practice for the implementation and operation of electronic information management systems, including the storage and transfer of information. It is designed to help you verify and authenticate all your information to avoid the legal pitfalls of information storage. BS 10008 outlines best practice for transferring electronic information between systems and migrating paper records to digital files. It also gives guidelines for managing the availability and accessibility of any records that could be required as legal evidence. 

What are the benefits of BS 10008?

Apply BS 10008 to your electronic information management and you will have better processes in place to deal with copyright, tracking and verification issues. It also covers how to migrate paper records to microform or digital format without compromising quality. This will save you the cost of paper storage, while reducing the amount of paper your use contributes to your organization’s environmental credentials. BS 10008 also outlines ways to authenticate encrypted information and electronic signatures – helping you to align BS 10008 processes with your information security policies. And you’ll have processes in place to make the way you manage information over longer periods more straightforward, including migration during technology upgrades. Plus you’ll be in a better position to manage the risk of losing records – electronic information can be backed-up and protected more effectively than paper records at risk of physical damage.  

Why choose BSI?

We pioneered standards more than 100 years ago and today we’re the market leader. We help over 80,000 clients ranging from top global brands to small ambitious businesses in 182 countries worldwide to gain an edge over their competition. As one of the few organizations that understands standards from start to finish, we don’t only assess how well you’re meeting them, we create new standards from scratch and train teams globally to use them and perform better. Our knowledge can transform your organization.