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By billpoly ·
Hello,

Can anyone recommend good professional organizations for IT professionals? I'm looking for organizations starting from admins all the way through CIO. I like my staff to network and hear how things are done elsewhere, and a professional organization would be a good place to start?

Any suggestions? Any particularly good experiences with networking, information sharing, etc.?

Thanks,
Bill

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How disappointing.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Professional Organization ...

I subscribed to this topic hoping to pick up some ideas on pro organizations. billpoly, I'm almost as disappointed as you probably are with the lack of response.

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I've actually done some of my own research

by billpoly In reply to How disappointing.

I have to agree - I'm surprised by the complete lack of responses.

From what I've found, one of the premier organizations is the Society for Information Management (SIM). Check them out at www.simnet.org.

Another is the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). Check them out at www.aitp.org.

Now that I've started, anyone else have anything to add??????

Best,
Bill

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Resources

by kristinafh In reply to Professional Organization ...

Hi Billpoly,

I just posted something in my blog last night about networking. Instead of retyping it, I'll just paste the link here.

http://pragprojectmgmt.blogspot.com/2006/02/networking.html

Here's a couple of resources for you that I think *might* get you what you need.

http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Organizations/Professional/

I've found this to be the most comprehensive/non-ad driven list of reputable organizations.

As far as which ones are the best, I really don't feel qualified to answer that one. I belong to a couple (Project Management Institute and American Society for Quality). Usually, you'll find that there are networking opportunities at two levels - the national and the local levels.

My local PMI chapter is extremely focused and organized. It's a great networking environment. I have been a part of other organizations where this isn't the case and I find them just to be another line on the ole resume :).

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Association for Computing Machinery

by john.a.wills In reply to Professional Organization ...

Significant on-line library, lots of local chapters, conferences for the many special-interest groups. www.acm.org

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There are two I can recomend

by philospher In reply to Professional Organization ...

If you are looking for good organizations try CompTIA,IEEE,.For trainning and devlopement try NITAS. Good Luck

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