OIC Membership Benefits 2008
The Benefits for a member of the Open Interchange Consortium [OIC] include:
A ACCESS TO NEW BUSINESS PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsoring local social networking intitiatives eg "Junior Sports Information
System [JSIS]" and the "local Kids Safe-at-Sport Network [KSAS-Au]"
B AWARENESS OF NEW eBUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
The new eBusinesss Opportunties like Carbon Credits and
C GOVERNMENT FUNDING SCHEMES FOR RESEARCH & FOR ELECTRONIC INITIATIVES
As a Participating Project Member a company can participate in Consortia to respond to these
tenders to take advantage of currently over 15 Government funding initiatives for Research &
D LOW-COST LONG-TERM PROFILE RAISING
As a Participating Project Member a company can sponsor events and programmes to raise the
profile of your organisation in Australia and the International marketplace.
The OIC utilises an e-mail contact list of:
1 Australia/New Zealand contacts - 12,000
2 Asia-Pacific contacts - 30,000
3 World-wide contacts - 80,000
Event Sponsorship fees for Australian events are $ 1,500. This provides 4 weekly e-mails to
the e-mail contact list to promote the event and the member's company/product/service
Programme Sponsorship is for a series of events over a 12 month period.
Programme Sponsorship fees are $ 1,000 per month for a 12 month programme or $ 10,000 for
a one-off payment
An example of Programme Sponsorship is the 2002 program sponsored by CSC Australia
"Benefits of E-business for Small & Medium size Enterprises [SMES]"
E AT THE FOREFRONT OF CHANGES IN BUSINESS PROCESSES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Participation in Special Interest Groups at the forefront of Information Technology issues.
Current active ZIGs include:
1 FZIG - Free Trade Agreements
2 XZIG - XML & E-commerce
3 OZIG - Open Source & Linux
4 LZIG - Local Government
F REGULAR NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Regular events to:
1 provide opportunities to promote members' web-sites/products/services
2 meet potential project participants
3 discuss key issues that affect business and trade
Membership Options 2008
Membership Services by Option
Sole Consultancya) Notice of Eventsb) Twice Weekly Notices of Projectsc) 1 contact only receives e-mail noticesd) eGallery Services
Small Business 2 - 10 Employeesa) Notice of Eventsb) Twice Weekly Notices of Projectsc) 3 contacts receive e-mail noticesd) eGallery Services
SME business 11 - 50 Employees a) Notice of Eventsb) Twice Weekly Notices of Projectsc) 7 contacts receive e-mail noticesd) eGallery Services
Project Participation a) Notice of Eventsb) Twice Weekly Notices of Projectsc) 12 contacts receive e-mail noticesd) eGallery Servicese) Consortia for project submissions and IPRsf) Can Sponsor Programmes and Events
1 Membership fees are fixed for 3 years from date of joining
2 Project Participation membership entitles project participants to Intellectual Property
Royalties [IPRs] for 3 years from the end of the Project Participation contract
3 The Applicant is the person who will take responsibility for the other access IDs and act as
4 Each member is encouraged to participate in an OIC committee, Specific Industry Group (ZIG)
or Specific Application Group (ZAG)
5 Contacts can include a mix of employees and Channel Partners
1 Membership is for 12 months.
2 The Membership fee is payable to the OIC.
3 OIC Membership fees do not include GST as the OIC has a turnover of less than $ 100,000
4 An Invoice is only issued after the Membership Application has been accepted by the Membership
Committee and full payment has been received
5 If the MONTHLY membership payment option is selected and payment is not by credit card the
Membership Fee is payable by DIRECT CREDIT only
6 The first 3 months (Qtr) Membership fee is required for the monthly membership options.
7 Cheque payments will be accepted for the Annual Membership fee payment but not for
8 Please post annual membership cheques with a copy of the membership application form to:
Membership Application Committee
OPEN INTERCHANGE CONSORTIUM
PO Box 517
NEUTRAL BAY JUNCTION NSW 2089
To complete for your membership application electronically please link to OIC Membership Application