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The Buzz (Newsletter December 2018)

A Note from Nancy
As 2018 comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to thank all of you for your continuing support and partnership. Successful technology projects are rooted in strong relationships and we value long-term collaboration with our clients.
As you plan for the new year, please keep in mind that the InOutsource team is ready to advise and assist you and your firm in solving complex challenges in analytics, business intake, IT architecture, information governance, merger readiness, cost management and more.
With warmest regards,
— Nancy Beauchemin, President and Founder
Nectar (News & Views)

ARTICLE: Wrangling the "Wild West" of Unstructured Data

Is unstructured data putting your firm at risk? (Probably.)

Most firms still have a “Wild West” of unstructured data repositories — both physical and electronic tumbleweeds tumbling across the virtual prairie. Risk and IT teams know this, and the dangers this poses, but firms are often understandably reluctant to invest time and energy herding data.

Thankfully, today new technology and innovative profiling and cleansing approaches can help lasso those doggies (without putting a burr in your saddle).

Giddy Up! (Read more)


GROWING THE HIVE: More Mergers Mounting

Are you ready to be “Merger Ready”?

Last year, the legal industry experienced a record number of mergers. Successful mergers can produce sweet results indeed. But pulling them off with minimal pain can be tough.

Over the past 16 years, we’ve worked with a number of firms, helping them plan and execute the strategic and operational issues that arise prior to, during, and after a merger. No two firms or mergers are the same, but there are lessons to be learned and advice to be shared…

Read more and request our “Merger Readiness” overview


Beeswax (Industry News)

Who’s Hot in Data and Analytics
InformationWeek’s list of top vendors addressing enterprise challenges with products for advanced analytics, machine learning and data governance features InOutsource partners Qlik, Sisense and Alteryx. Read more

Matter Mobility (Matters)
FileTrail discusses integration with NetDocuments, easing the transition to paperless, and taking the pain and risk out of matter mobility as it relates to transferring client files in and out of the firm. Read more

Ralph Baxter argues that law firms need to take a longer-term view of the money they spend on technology, citing an Intapp survey of 300 firms focusing on “intelligent automation.” He insists firms can adopt new technologies and processes to create a legal services market that fosters a win-win-win for firms, clients and lawyers. Read More

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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.