[LINK] Groups firm up umbrella plans
conz at cyber.com.au
Tue Jun 14 10:42:52 EST 2005
On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 09:09:03AM +1000, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> I think that the potential merger of an industry lobby group and a
> professional society is a totally bad idea. Whatever organisation
> results will do neither job adequately. IMHO, the professional society
> part (ACS) will shrivel and die, while the new body reverts to what the
> lobby group (AIIA) is now.
I don't quite see that happening.
The ACS has the higher membership count and perhaps more players with
long-term history in the arena. The AIIA has been trying to change how
it's perceived by industry, by being 'more indigenous' and more adaptable
to smaller members. Both could possibly improve and gain considerable
clout by merging.
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