ICWAI on wikipedia

27 May 2007 |

A couple of months back, when I searched on wikipedia for ICWAI, the search did not reveal anything. I wondered how come one of the premier institute of the country is not available on wikipedia.

Then writing about ICWAI was my first post on wikipedia. I had no idea whether this post will be accepted. A couple of days later there was additions to post... This meant I got someone interested to write more about institute. Then I added about the bill pending in the parliament and provided the links of MCA website. During that period there were also remarks by wikipedia team that the post do not confirm to guidelines of wikipedia.

Later on wikipedia added links on the posts. You may observe there are number of hyperlinks on the posts, so when you click on it, the link leads to some other topic.

Today I observed that there is good paragraph on Government Department. So things are moving on wikipedia about ICWAI.

I had requested more information about ICWAI about history, major achievements and milestone reached from year 1959. I am waiting for responses and would be happy to add it on wikipedia.

I am sure that article in wikipedia would help the institute to get a boost instead not having a reference. People who visited wikipedia must have visited our institute website to know more.

I read an article on "Strategic Positing by Michael Porter."

Porter sees most firms looking to use the Internet to achieve operational effectiveness, despite evidence which suggests that such advantages are easily copied. Sustained competitive advantage, and resultant profitability only comes from superior positioning. The internet does provide an IT platform for achieving this, but need to be linked to the 'critical corporate assets' required to create a sustainable competitive advantage such as skilled personnel, propriety product technology or efficient logistical systems. As a result, the Internet complements rather than destroys existing value chains and ways of competiting.

The point I am stressing on now ICWAI has a website to make its presence. Now the infrastructure like a call centre to address queries from students, members and general public should be in place, internal team for IT strategy for institute's website, linking all the regional council, chapters websites together, ecommerce for selling institute publications and research papers, knowledge repository portal for members and a job portal for employers to search cost accountants.

Just as Porter concludes "The next stage of Internet revolution evolution will see shift in strategic thinking from e-business to business and from e-strategy to strategy. Only by integrating the internet with overall strategy will this powerful new technology become an equally powerful force for competitive advantage."

This is true for business... true for ICWAI too.

Regards,

Santosh Puthran
AICWA

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