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Information Governance: Acting in Someone Else’s Best Interest

As information governance (IG) professionals it’s our job to balance two seemingly opposite organizational goals: tap information for its value, while simultaneously mitigating the potential risk that information carries. But in an increasingly regulated environment where dollars are stretched thin and technology is always evolving, how can we make sure that we are setting our law firm on the right course? How do we set ourselves (and our future selves) up for success?

Jared Diamond’s Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed explores how communities can collapse when they fail to manage resources appropriately. The parable of the stories he relates about ancient civilizations is clear: to be short sighted is to be short lived. It is human nature to focus on short term goals in the pursuit of easily attainable success, so how do we retrain ourselves to think differently and lengthen the yardstick by which we measure ourselves? To apply this lesson to the world of information governance is to see clearly that we must act in someone else’s best interest.

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Marcia Cook

Sr. Data and Analytics Consultant

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).

Marcia has extensive experience with various Analytics tools including Qlik, Tableau, Sisense, OBIEE, and Domo. She has studied both Kimball and Inmon data warehouse methodologies, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and various programming languages including SQL, C++, Java, .NET, and python.

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

In addition to work, Marcia has been a college Math tutor for all ages, specializing in general mathematics, algebra, and calculus.