What We Do
Our work, for and on behalf of our members, is centred on five key activities.
These are the setting and maintaining of professional standards, setting standards in education, contributing to policy formation, information and research and networking for “Best Practice”.
Below is breakdown of what these activities entail, with further information available via our Info links.
Setting and maintaining professional standards
We promote professional standards in many ways.
These include all members agreeing to our Code of Ethics.
This Code, signed by all members, sets out our guidelines and policy governing the ethical and professional practice of information systems management.
It is constantly updated to reflect new developments in the application and management of technologies.
We also applaud professional development and aid our members with valuable support in this area, through access to a wide range of information and training materials, all of which qualify for credit in the flexible IMIS Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme.
Setting standards in education
This includes the world-renowned IMIS Examination Syllabus.
In addition, we offer links to university degree programmes that consider IMIS Higher Diploma graduates for entry to final year degree qualifications.
Contributing to policy formation
We regularly liaise with fellow organisations and businesses to work on creating industry groups who will champion the IS and IT professional’s sector.
Currently we have strong ties with the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM) and the Information Society Alliance EURIM.
Information and Research
Our quartely magazine, the IMIS Journal, keeps our members abreast of the latest IMIS news and industry research, plus covering the latest buzz in the IS sector with its informative features.
The Journal also includes specific college and student news, keeping you up to date whatever stage you are at in your career.
Our website is also a great source of information with house-written news and articles as well as links to organisations of interest to members including ETHICOMP – a survey of ethical attitudes, Women in IT, Careers in IT and The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).
IMIS is a Foundation Member of SFIA, which provides a common reference model for the identification of the skills needed to develop effective Information Systems (IS) making use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
SFIA enables employers of IT professionals to carry out a range of HR activities against a common framework of reference – including skills audit, planning future skilsl requirements, development programmes, standardisation of job titles and functions, and resource allocation.
The SFIA Foundation coordinates activities to facilitate the availability and implementation of SFIA throughout the UK and beyond.
Networking for Best Practice
Our discussion forums are a great place to share ideas and queries with colleagues, and can be a useful networking tool.