Second Life and the CIO

Published: August 25th, 2008

If you’re interested in the virtual reality world of Second Life as a business tool, check out the cover story of the Sept issue of CIO Canada when it hits your desk in a week or two, or read it on After hearing Inspector Kevin McQuiggin of the Vancouver Police Department talk about setting up a recruiting seminar in Second Life, I talked to him to find out more about how they did it and what results they gleaned from the project. I also spoke to some of the other people involved.

The virtual recruiting seminar turned out to be a big hit, and it’s succeeded in raising the profile of the VPD around the world, especially with Gen X and Gen Y. If that’s an audience you’re targeting, for whatever purpose, Second Life is something worth giving some thought too. There’s a lot more to it than you might imagine. Those in the know will tell you that

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