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How Information Governance Initiatives Create Sustainable Cost Containment

(Originally published by the International Legal Technology Association – ILTA)

As law firms attempt to reduce costs associated with managing physical files, information governance (IG) professionals are often tasked with renegotiating offsite document storage contracts.

These efforts focus, naturally, on the contracted rates in order to reduce bottom-line spending, but entering negotiations with only the goal of reducing the cost of storage-per-box is like wearing blinders.

By ignoring the policies and processes related to records management, firms miss critical opportunities to improve workflows, increase efficiency and reduce overall storage volumes –– all of which can lead to increased risks and costs. The only effective way to reduce spending on offsite storage accounts is to create IG policies that limit growth of inventory and eventually reduce account volumes.

This goal can be accomplished when cost containment initiatives are coupled with a healthy IG policy, efficient processes and a robust records management system.

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Marcia Cook comes to InOutsource with 17 years of IT experience with the last 7 years heavily focused on Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Development, as well as Data and Analytics solutions. Prior to completing her bachelor’s degree, Marcia also worked as an Executive Assistant for various employers including Micron Technology, American Express, University of Utah, and the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA).

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Marcia obtained her Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science with a minor in Computer Science from University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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