For ICW to reach out into the business and public sector community has frequently been a challenge, whilst retaining our desire to harness the expertise of the Executive Network and continue to create thought leadership. The development of BS 11000 and the level of interest prompted us some time ago to look at how to support a wider audience. We have established a number of delivery partners and now launched our associate company programme seeking out specialists in specific areas of collaborative working and partnering that can enhance the skills and resources of ICW.
From an information architecture and technology infrastructure perspective, there are similarities between successful collaborations and ‘virtual organisations'. For the last 20 years, New Information Paradigms (NIP) has provided collaborative applications for professional teams. These pure web-based solutions are now customised and delivered on-line, using our transformational ‘thought to action' technology framework.