What is Digital Strategy?

A Digital Strategy guides the organisation to derive benefit from the implementation of a variety of digital initiatives by identifying and acting on digital opportunities.

The Digital Strategy must support the overall business strategy of the organisation.

A Digital Strategy will address at a relatively high level, the following by outlining:

There are many other items that will arise from the Digital Strategy or need to dovetail into the Strategy some of which organisations may already have and others which will need to be developed as required:

What is a Digitisation Policy?

A Digitisation Policy provides the basis for establishing a standardised digitisation framework throughout an organisation, which:

  • Adheres to any compliance requirements for the disposal of Source Records
  • Meets international best practice standards for implementation of digitisation processes
  • Ensures digital images created are an accurate, complete and reliable reproduction of the original source document
  • Facilitates more effective and efficient management, use and disposal of records
  • Enables the organisation to take advantage of any relevant legislation impacting on the process of digitisation
  • Supports the organisation to make the digital transition required to establish a fully electronic operating environment

The Policy must be endorsed by the organisation’s Executive, as the Policy is crucial to communicating the new direction the organisation is taking towards a digital environment.


Individual Business Units (BU) will need to consider how having an electronic document ‘only’ within their business processes and operations will impact on how they do their work. i.e. Up until now BUs may receive the hard copy documents and use hard copy files.