June 26, 2020– EAGAN, Minn. – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification professional association and part of The BARBRI Group, is pleased to announce its new affiliate partnership with leading knowledge integration platform provider Onna.
The Onna platform integrates multiple workplace, cloud, or on-premise applications while ensuring data is protected, facilitating organizations’ ability to fully leverage their proprietary knowledge. The abilty to integrate disparite workplace platforms allows users to – for the first time – unify, protect, search, automate and build on top of an organization’s proprietary knowledge. This enables multiple existing applications to transform and deliver more value and new use cases — from Discovery and insights to enhanced compliance, as well as the ability to build entirely new applications on top of existing information.
“We continue to build the breadth and quality of ACEDS resources for our community and the e-discovery profession,” said Mike Quartararo, president ACEDS and professional development. “Onna brings a differentiated set of capabilities and knowledge which we’re excited to offer to members. Conversely, I’m confident Onna stakeholders will also find value and benefit from their affiliation with our global ACEDS community.”
Through the partnership, employees and partners of Onna can access ACEDS’ breadth of job tools and networking forums, a global chapter network and events, and a best-practice-oriented worldwide community of professionals. As an ACEDS Affiliate Partner, Onna plays an important role in the global ACEDS community, leveraging and contributing to the community’s collective knowledge and expertise, and the association’s education, marketing, training and professional development resources.
“The workplace is becoming increasingly digitized as teams are relying more and more on communication and collaboration tools like Slack, Jira, and GSuite. Legal teams are faced with a new set of challenges as enterprise information is spread across systems, making it difficult to find, understand and control” said Kelly Griswold, Chief Strategy Officer at Onna. “New ways of working have transformed the way we exchange information, and consequently, how we discover it. We’re committed to raising awareness in this ever-changing landscape, and are thrilled to join forces with ACEDS in this endeavor.”
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community. ACEDS provides training and certification in e-discovery and related disciplines to corporate legal departments, law firms, the government, service providers and institutions of higher learning. Our CEDS certification is recognized around the world and used to verify skills and competence in electronic discovery for organizations and individuals through training, certification and ongoing education. The CEDS credential is held by practitioners at the largest Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 200 firms and government agencies. ACEDS has 23 chapters, with locations in most major US cities, the UK, Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa (with Australia and South America chapters coming soon). Our goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery while helping to improve and verify their skills and advance their careers and overall technology competence in e-discovery and related fields. https://www.aceds.org/
As more companies are implementing cloud-based applications like G Suite, Slack, Salesforce, and Dropbox, data is taking on new forms and is compiling in multiple places. For legal teams conducting eDiscovery, this is posing new challenges.
Onna is a Knowledge Integration Platform (KIP) that centralizes information from scattered data sources in one single place, allowing organizations to unify, protect, and search across their data. With machine learning and natural language processing at its core, Onna helps organizations like Facebook, Dropbox, and Electronic Arts with eDiscovery, information governance, compliance, and more.
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