Why to love GDPR – 3 reasons for falling in love with it

Ulrik Nohr Ulrik Nohr,
When we hear about all the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for businesses operating in the EU or handling personal data of EU citizens, I’m pretty certain that most people feel a certain apprehension (maybe even a pinch in the stomach?). And I can totally understand why! Besides all the things I need to do, there are also fines for data breaches and non-compliance, and they can be huge. But let’s try to step back and look at the bright side of GDPR – yes – such actually exists! Let me show you why, and you – like me – might come to appreciate or even fall in love with it.   The personal side First, let’s talk about the personal side of GDPR: for EU citizens, GDPR means a lot. It means that companies need to be much more conscious and responsible when processing and handling personal data of EU citizens. They need to be more transparent about how they handle personal data, and this is – as an example – guaranteed by the “right to access” or “right to rectification”. And all the media focus on GDPR has revealed the “right to be forgotten” which… Read More

Document Management: 5 facts you need to know

Ulrik Nohr Ulrik Nohr,
Think of how knowledge is distributed in your organization. You most likely have some of it materialized in some form of document somewhere. Do your colleagues know where it is? Unfortunately, it is often the case that they do not. And before mind-reading really becomes a thing, this is a real issue. Having a clear overview and easy access to documents is crucial to any business as it is a source of knowledge. But. If you do not name, file and organize your documents properly, chances are that your knowledge is lost. Or you end up annoying your colleagues by asking or being asked about yours and their documents. Below, we have listed some facts about the challenges of manually handling your documents. The challenge becomes even bigger when handling documents containing personal data. Read More

Superwoman in a Danish tech start-up? Let’s shed some light

Ulrik Nohr Ulrik Nohr,
An interview with three superwomen of Archii This is not an article about how we want flowers and cake on the International Women’s Day.  Even though we wouldn’t say no to cake and flowers (who would?!). Today, we want to attract attention to how this day’s purpose is to make a positive difference for women! We are 3 international powerful women who want to make a positive statement. Women who want to encourage more women to jump into the tech industry. This is a nice reminder that we have the strength and will to succeed - we just need to put ourselves out there. The tech industry has a gender gap - and it’s not a small one. Just 28 percent of IT workers in Denmark are women. The point of this article, besides showing the strong women workforce at Archii, is to emphasize that we think there is a need for more women in tech, in positions such as Software Engineer and Data Analysts - just to name a few. My name is Maria Chirac (the one in the middle) and I am doing Marketing and PR. I wanted to give you, women (and the guys as well), a “behind… Read More

Realistic document management: 5 things you need to realize

Ulrik Nohr Ulrik Nohr,
Let’s just get it out there: handling documents is boring! It might be fun creating a new presentation, a cool campaign overview or negotiating an important contract. But the archiving and subsequent handling of it is a boring and tedious task. But it is necessary! Why? Because proper archiving and handling enables your colleagues and successors to find what you have been doing. For the last 10 years or so, I have been handling documents as a profession. First in a large corporate, then as a lawyer and lastly as a consultant handling companies’ most important documents in M&A (mergers and acquisitions) transactions. And even though companies are different, some lessons are universal - just as the fact that everybody secretly loves to sing along when “Like a Prayer” is on the stereo… It can be narrowed down to the following: Human anatomy: we do things differently and have a hard time following. Over-ambitiousness: we strive for 100 % - which is rarely possible and results in a lack of motivation in the long run. Resources: there are no more archivists or secretaries hired to handle documents. Over-fitting of software packages: remember the last time you got lost in SAP? Centralized project- or procurement… Read More