Computer Society renamed Institute of IT Professionals

New name to take take effect from July 1

The last hurdle for the New Zealand Computer Society to change its name to the Institute of IT Professionals was cleared last night.

At a special general meeting in Wellington, the vote on the name change to the Institute of IT Professionals was passed by 65 votes in favour to two opposed.

The name change will take effect from July 1. The Institute will have a new logo stylising the letters IITP in a square (see photo below).

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CEO Paul Matthews wrote, in an opinion piece in Computerworld about the name change, that research by the organisation found that “twice as many of the public identified with the new name over the old and 82 percent would 'trust' the new name over the old one. This is even more pronounced when we look at those under 30,” he wrote.

“Whether we like it or not, if our profession and our industry is to grow within New Zealand or to the world it has to be on the basis of trust, credibility and respect.”

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