Professional organization membership has long been a mainstay in Records and Information Management education and credentials as industry driven certifications have been in Information Technology. There are two main advantages. First, and most important, they provide framework by which people learn and gain a level of proficiently in a specific topic. Second, they provide the recipient with credentials showing they have a defined body of knowledge in very specific and specialized areas. Credibility in the industry is essential to BST success.
BST is a member of Information Governance & Technology organizations has earned several industry driven certifications.
Member since 2008:As the authority on Information Governance, ARMA International is THE resource for managing an organization's information. ARMA International is a non-profit association with more than 27,000 members worldwide. Association members include records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial solutions, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and 30-plus other countries. The association was established in 1955.
Member since 2008:The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) first offered definitions of ECM in 2000. In 2005 ECM was defined as: the technologies used to Capture, Manage, Store, Preserve, and Deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. In 2006 AIIM added: the tools and strategies that allow the management of an organization's unstructured information, wherever that information exists. In 2008 AIIM defined EMC as: the strategies, methods and tools used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. The last definition encompasses legacy domains that have traditionally been addressed by RM and DMS.
Certified since 2008:The AIIM Enterprise Content Management Specialist certification is geared towards identifying ways to better capture, analyze, engage, automate, and govern enterprise content. Some skills are to develop necessary content taxonomies, metadata, and security models. It also assists with defining business and system requirements for enterprise content management.
Certified since 1999:The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification is one of the most widely known and prestigious Microsoft certifications. MCSE qualified individuals have the ability to provide business solutions by appropriate design and implementation of the requisite infrastructure. MCSE certifications are used by technical support & systems engineers, technical consultants, network and systems analysts and also for regular software engineers and software professionals. Certification benefits include industry recognition, access to technical and product information from Microsoft. The areas of expertise gained upon obtaining an MCSE certification include knowledge of Windows Server 2003/2008, network security, computer networking infrastructure, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and other areas of both general networking as well as other specific Microsoft products.
Certified since 1999:The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) was created in 1982 as the Association of Better Computer Dealers, Inc. (ABCD) by representatives of five microcomputer dealerships. Over the course of a decade, ABCD laid the groundwork for many of CompTIA’s initiatives and member benefits. The CompTIA A+ certification demonstrates competency as a computer technician. Officially, CompTIA A+ certification is a vendor neutral certification that covers numerous technologies and operating systems from such vendors as Microsoft, Apple Inc., Novell and some of the Linux variations.
Certified since 1999:An Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) is a person who has demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Systems software products. Adobe sets out levels of proficiency including single product certification (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite 6), specialist certification in a specific medium (print, web or video), and master certification recognizes certification for an entire product suite.
Besides seeing problems from a different perspective than internal staff, BST provides a fresh viewpoint without being concerned about what your workers might think about.
Having special skills and knowledge, BST passes on that knowledge on to your organization. It is very important to stay abreast of advances and developments in technology.
Let's face it, no one wants to be the person who has to make the tough decisions in. BST is impartial to handling the unpleasant and tough tasks in any work environment.