BIA also said that it will certify its sales professionals “so that the entire project lifecycle is managed by staff members who have proven knowledge in multiple facets of e-discovery."
BIA now requires CEDS certification for all its Project Managers, Advisors and Professional Services Managers, and will offer the CEDS credential to other members of its professional services team.
"BIA understands the importance of an independent, vendor neutral organization such as ACEDS,” Feinberg said. “The company also believes that, in addition to being a large factor of competitive differentiation, a growing number of law firms and corporations will choose to work with certified professionals who have earned the important CEDS credential."
"In today's increasingly competitive market of e-discovery vendors, it's not enough to solely compete on price or support," he continued. "Today we are raising the bar and can assure any client that the professionals working on their project have passed an arduous exam demonstrating core knowledge in e-discovery and have been designated by ACEDS as a Certified e-Discovery Specialist. As such, our team works with a keen eye and can deliver a higher level of service than can be found with many of our competitors."
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) awards the CEDS credential to qualified candidates who pass a rigorous, proctored exam offered at more than 600 secure testing centers worldwide.
Robert Hilson, Editorial Director of ACEDS, said, “We’re very proud that BIA, a highly respected e-discovery solutions provider, has taken this important step to assure the core competence of its Professional Services Management Team and provide its clients with evidence of its commitment to controlling risk and cost.”
BIA is a sponsor at the upcoming ACEDS Annual Conference from February 28 through March 2, 2013, in Hollywood, FL, and is a Charter Affiliate Member of ACEDS.
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For nearly a decade, BIA has been developing and implementing defensible, technology driven solutions that reduce the costs and risks related to litigation, regulatory compliance and internal audits. BIA offers software complemented by mature professional services in the areas of litigation, digital investigations and electronic policy consulting. BIA's core product, TotalDiscovery, was launched in early 2011 as the first cloud-based eDiscovery collection tool available to corporations and law firms. In addition to TotalDiscovery, which includes Legal Hold and Data Profiler, BIA's products include the DiscoveryBOT™
Headquartered in New York City, BIA also has offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC and in Southwest Michigan. BIA maintains digital evidence response units throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.biaprotect.com.
ACEDS is the global member organization for professionals in the private and public sectors who work in the field of e-discovery worldwide. It is building a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices, and offers e-discovery certification. ACEDS has established the field's first certification exam. Qualified candidates who pass a rigorous examination will earn the right to use the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS™) certification.
Persons may register for CEDS certification at ACEDS.org/CEDS or by contacting James Mosier at jmosier@ACEDS.org or by phone at 786-517-2730.
(Accredited members of the media may obtain access to the members-only portion of ACEDS.org by contacting Robert Hilson, Editorial Director, at 786-517-2714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)