A story I wrote in today's Herald about the Computer Society's decision not to join ICT-NZ, the body hoping to represent the IT industry. The formation of ICT-NZ has been fraught with problems and delay, but Garth Biggs, who is currently heading the organisation, says progress has been made and is likely to be launched soon.
Just as well, we need a unified voice for the IT industry since ITANZ decided to shut up shop and do nothing for its members.
It looks like ICT-NZ missed out on getting any funding in Budget 07 which means they'll have to struggle along on contributions from members and its founding partners. That will ahrdly allow them to kick things off with a bang, but maybe the Government will chip in later down the track, if it liked what it sees in ICT-NZ.