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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
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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
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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
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The UK Oracle User Group

The organization and the mission

The UK Oracle User Group is an independently run not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support to users of Oracle products and services. Established almost 20 years ago, the Oracle User Group is on an ongoing mission to serve the community of Oracle users and to make sure that their voice is an influential one in the Oracle community. The UKOUG represents members on such issues as the quality of Oracle services and the design and functionality of different Oracle products.

The Group always strives to keep the members informed on the latest trends and developments related to Oracle and the company's products and services.

UK Oracle User Group: membership criteria

To be eligible for membership in the UK Oracle User Group, a company must either hold an Oracle licence or be able to prove that it earns some of its income using Oracle products and services. Members must also pay an annual membership fee to the Group. The sum varies depending on the membership package they choose.

The UKOUG follows a strict member protection policy and disallows members from using different events, conferences and contact information on membership lists to try to recruit new staff for their own companies.

Membership benefits at the UK Oracle User Group

The UKOUG organizes more than 120 events in Great Britain and Ireland each year. Members have the chance to network, meet industry veterans, share their opinions and be heard on a number of Oracle related issues. Companies that join the UK Oracle User Group are generally those that are eager to invest in the ongoing training and professional development of their employees. Each of them has a vote in the decisions made by the UKOUG.

The UK Oracle User Group offers several different membership packages to those who are considering joining. Companies can opt for individual packages depending on how many of the UKOUG events they are able to attend throughout the year. The events cover a wide range of topics and are organized by different Oracle Special Interest Groups.

All members get discounts on Oracle University courses, all UKOUG events and a number of Oracle products and books. Some of these events are recognized by various professional industry bodies as part of their Continual Professional Development (CPD) programs.

Additionally, UKOUG members have access to various learning tools and an extensive library on the Group's website. They receive the quarterly publication Oracle Scene and can stay informed about the latest events by checking the e-Bulletin. They are also free to join the forum on the UKOUG website and share their opinions, experiences and tips with other Oracle experts.

Visit the UK Oracle User Group at http://ukoug.netxtra.net
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