Shannon Fabert

Shannon Fabert

My first adult job was as a supervisor at FedEx. It didn't take me long to figure out I had a passion for process and continuous improvement. This extended to a love of forecast model and scheduling as well as organizational behavior.

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Be Notorious Like RBG: Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Shannon Fabert on Oct 12, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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The employees of Praecipio Consulting were devastated by the news of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG). To me, and to so many of us here, she was a role model and a major inspiration. I felt a deep and profound loss upon hearing the news. 

Many people don't know this about me, but the first time I remember somebody asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said a Supreme Court Justice. I was only in 1st grade. While I don't remember anybody telling me that was a silly dream, I do remember people saying, "you should be xx instead." It almost always had nothing to do with being smart – it just wasn't what little girls grew up to do. Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated to the court as its first female justice when I was three years old. She was the only woman to serve until RBG was nominated when I was 15. There have been 113 Supreme Court Justices in the history of the United States, yet only four have been women. In 2015, RBG was asked when will there be enough women on the bench, and she said, "When there are nine." 

Regardless of one's political position, RBG's presence on the Supreme Court left an undeniable legacy for women and men across the world. In her memory, we encourage you to read through her 'dissents' during her time on the Supreme Court. While these are highly technical writings, her ability to intellectually challenge the majority voice using the written word absolutely astounds me, making them very worth the read. You don't have to look very far into any of these documents to pick up on the level of intentionality and acuteness she brought to the highest court in the land. 

Image Source: Librado Romero for The New York Times

Many different organizations have pulled together lists of her achievements as well, from co-founding the ACLU Women's Rights Project to winning cases before the Supreme Court, long before becoming a Justice.

There are several ways to reflect upon and honor her legacy:

Learn more about what she fought for

Many resources are readily available to learn about RBG and her legacy – here are a few you can start with!

Donate to organizations with the same values as RBG

Reach out to your senators and reps directly

Forget not that democracy is by and for the people. As constituents, there are several ways that we can provide feedback to our senators and representatives.

If you have feedback, here are some options for contacting your senators and representatives:

It is worth noting that if you want to reach somebody who is not your senator or representative, you will likely not get a response back, as they are not obligated to respond if they don't represent you. If looking to put pressure on or to support these people, signing petitions can be a great way to show support through sheer volume.

Reading this post is only one small thing we can do to remember the legacy that Ruth Bader Ginsburg left. So while you're learning more about her life, don't forget that you too can be Notorious like RBG


*At the time of publishing, the Center for Reproductive Rights is currently matching donations in Justice Ginsburg's name.



Topics: blog culture do-good social-justice social-responsibility
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What is a Managed Service Provider (MSP)?

By Shannon Fabert on Aug 6, 2019 12:01:00 PM

The simple definition of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an outsourced services provider that remotely manages a client's infrastructure and/or end-user systems. While an MSP can have a variety of focuses, continue reading to find examples of what this means in the IT world. 

Benefits of Managed Service Providers

What are the benefits of Managed Service Providers? For a client, this is a proactive subscription-based model intended to improve operations while allowing the business to focus on its core functions. An MSP provides businesses the IT expertise needed to support necessary functions by supplementing the in-house IT solution with predictable support costs. Combining a proactive management style with expertise provides increased reliability in key metrics such as uptime through tuning and consistent monitoring.  

How Does it Work?

The client / MSP relationship is bound by service-level agreements that allow for interactions to meet client needs. The Managed Service Provider leverages best practices and multiple areas of expertise in databases, security, installations, integration, and administration (just to name a few) to optimize a client's user experience. This can include hosting, performance monitoring, and administration of applications under the provider's wheelhouse. It also allows the MSP to consult on and perform upgrades, patches, and problem solving through routine maintenance and technical assessments. Under a subscription model, this also allows for an MSP to execute on an as-needed basis contributing to a key cost control desired by many clients. Through help desk portals, clients are able to communicate with the MSP as they need from administrative functions to urgent outages.

Managed Services in the IT Industry

Regardless of the size of the organization, a Managed Service Provider can be the kind of “utility player” to provide peace of mind knowing your applications are running smoothly without the constraints of building out and maintaining a full in-house IT department. Interested in learning more about Managed Services? Contact Praecipio Consulting to learn how we provide client-tailored support solutions for your Atlassian needs.

Praecipio Consulting is an Atlassian Platinum Partner

This means that we have the most experience working with Atlassian tools and have insight into new products, features, and beta testing. Through our profound knowledge of Atlassian environments and their intricacies, we can guide your organization as you navigate these important changes.


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