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Institutions urged to 'embrace' technology or risk losing members

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PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONS must embrace modern communications technology or risk losing members, heard a seminar in London this week.

Speakers at the annual Foundation for Science & Technology seminar claimed professional and learned organisations, including the ICE, will struggle to remain relevant to their members if they do not evolve in step with new communications technology.

Chairman Lord Jenkin said the internet was already an immense repository of knowledge and a forum for information exchange. He predicted that institutions would be left behind new competitors capable of providing information unless they acted quickly to develop their internet and digital communications strategies.

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