CMA to vote on merger with the BCS

The British Computing Society is discussing merger plans with the Communications Management Association (CMA).

The British Computer Society is discussing merger plans with the Communications Management Association (CMA).

CMA members will vote in July to decide if the CMA should become a subsidiary of the BCS. If approved, the CMA would create a new communications forum for the BCS, although each group would retain its own identity.

Both bodies recognise that IT and telecoms are converging, and believe there are benefits from accessing each other's knowledge.

"Not only can the CMA help the BCS become a more broad-based IT body, but the BCS can help move the CMA forward in its own area of communications," said Carolyn Kimber, chairman of the CMA.

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