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One way to advance your career in IT consulting is to join a trade association and enjoy the advantages of networking with other IT professionals and sharing best practice with top experts in the field.

Find out more about these industry bodies and see how they can benefit your consulting career!

British Computer Society (BCS)
British Computer Society
The British Computer Society is Britain's largest industry body for computing and the information and communications sector.
Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA)
Independent Computer Consultants Association
The ICCA is an international non-profit trade association that represents independent IT consultants in the United States and worldwide.
Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP)
Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals
The ICCP is an IT consulting industry body dedicated to upholding the highest standards in the field of information and communications technology.
Intellect
Intellect
Are you an IT consultant looking to advance your career? Read the Intellect profile on TopITconsultant.com and find out how this technology industry body may benefit your work and career.
Management Consultancies Association (MCA)
Management Consultancies Association
The MCA is a trade association that represents management consulting firms in the UK to industry clients, the government and the public.
SAP UK & Ireland User Group
SAP UK & Ireland User Group
Are you an IT consultant looking to advance your career? Read the SAP UK & Ireland User Group profile on TopITconsultant.com and find out how this IT industry body may benefit your work and career.
Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm)
Society of Information Technology Management
The Society of Information Technology Management is a professional association for ICT managers employed in the public sector.
The UK Oracle User Group
The UK Oracle User Group
Are you an IT consultant looking to advance your career? Read the UK Oracle User Group profile on TopITconsultant.com and find out how this IT industry body may benefit your work and career.

Intellect

The organization and the mission

Intellect is a trade association that was formed after the merger of Computing Services and Software Association (CSSA) and the Federation of the Electronics Industry (FEI) in 2002. Thanks to its extensive experience in the technology sector, Intellect is able to help companies enter the big leagues by improving their business performance. The association also keeps members informed on supply chains and market trends and continues to invest new efforts into influencing policy, maintaining and improving the environment on the market and making it more conducive to long-term business prosperity of Intellect's members.

In order to further improve the working relationship between its members, the technology industry and local government units, as well as to better pinpoint their common interests, in April 2004, Intellect formed an alliance with the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) – the Intellect-Socitm Local Government Supplier Forum.

Intellect: the membership

Intellect members include both technology industry and market leaders and small companies that have yet to make a name for themselves in the technology sector. The association represents almost 800 companies that conduct their business in the UK technology sector, including such big names in consulting as Accenture (UK) Ltd, Axon Group Plc, Capgemini UK Plc, Deloitte, Detica Ltd, IBM, PA Consulting Group, Tata Consultancy Services, and others. It is the members who own this trade association, not shareholders, which guarantees an additional dose of personal investment in the standards which Intellect upholds.

Benefits of joining Intellect

Intellect, one of the fastest growing industry bodies in the UK, offers its members a number of useful services, from business representation and promotion of company services to help with finding IT suppliers and building relationships with the government and industry regulators. Among other benefits, they also offer software protection service, identity and information management and access to the association's large pool of contacts in the technology industry.

Intellect also offers members various workshops and training courses to help them gain new business skills and improve their knowledge of the technology market in the UK. In the last year alone, Intellect organized more than 550 meetings and conferences, offering members plenty of opportunities for professional development and networking.

Members have access to a number of publications that provide them with a better insight into best practice, economy trends and government projects. Thanks to the association's experience and position in the technology industry, any company in the industry will get a significant advantage and enjoy various benefits by joining Intellect.
Visit the Intellect website at http://www.intellectuk.org
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