Select Committee on Science and Technology Written Evidence


Memorandum from the British Computer Society

  The British Computer Society (BCS) is pleased to support the submission by the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC) in response to your request for further evidence to the inquiry into "Strategic Science Provision in English Universities".

  The British Computer Society is the leading professional body for the IT industry. With over 45,000 members in over 100 countries around the world, the BCS is the professional and learned Society in the field of computers and information systems.

  The BCS is responsible for setting standards for the IT profession. It is also leading the change in public perception and appreciation of the economic and social importance of professionally managed IT projects and programmes. In this capacity, the Society advises, informs and persuades industry and government on successful IT implementation.

  IT is affecting every part of our lives and that is why the BCS is determined to promote IT as the profession of the 21st century.

February 2005

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