BCS achieves 200 company memberships milestone

The British Computer Society has hit a new milestone with 200 large companies listed as members.

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The British Computer Society has hit a new milestone with 200 large companies listed as members.

The industry body, which recently announced a relaunch as BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, opened the group membership scheme for companies in 2006.

In the last three years, the large organisations that have joined the scheme include Aviva, the British Library and Visa.

The BCS, which is focusing on making its qualifications more rigorous for individual IT professionals, said the group membership scheme helped companies attract those skilled individuals.

David Clarke, BCS chief executive, said organisations taking part were also investing in keeping solid skills on board for the future: “It’s quite clear that organisations value this type of membership which helps them benefit from the professional development of their staff.”

Paul Kunka, IT strategic change manager at the London Borough of Camden, which is a group member, said the scheme had helped the council achieve a “joined up and professional ICT community” among its staff, helping deliver better services.

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