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IT user group SCOAP and CATA decide to merge

The Society of Collaborative Opportunities and Advancement of Professionals (SCOAP) and the Canadian Advanced Techn...


January 22, 2004  


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The Society of Collaborative Opportunities and Advancement of Professionals (SCOAP) and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA)have joined forces.

Spokespersons for the two described it as a natural and fundamental partnership.

“Linking our group to the industry suppliers of technology solutions will tighten the evaluation cycle for products and services and make them more relevant for users,” said Andrew Moffat, SCOAP President and CEO.

CATA can help SCOAP expand fully across Canada, said CATA president John Reid.

“We have a strong advocacy capability, and will move the agenda forward for the user’s community. Combining our resources will also give us an expanded ability to tackle new projects and provide new services — services that will result from the synergy of users working with producers.”

Moffat said he had two priorities in the coming year — add more of an industry perspective to SCOAP activities, and to start new Web-based services to bring the community closer together.

The new group will have a combined membership of some 25,000 professionals.