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Oct.
2013
Encouraging Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in the field of ICT
 
Encouraging Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in the field of ICT is a governmental annual project initiated by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to provide fund and technical guidance for around 200 Egyptian ICT companies yearly to enable them produce competitive products in different domains. SECC services delivered include: project management; assess the companies' applications, review the products' related documents for the accepted companies in the interim and final stages, provide training and audit to the companies, and test the final products.

The project aims to increase growth rate in the ICT sector and overcome the obstacles facing Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) which represent the vast majority of companies and play an important role in the development of the local economy and availing jobs.

More than 170 companies from all over the Egyptian governorates benefit from this program Products are developed for different domains like ERP, Health, Education, Tourism and communication. It was also developed using different technologies like cloud computing, mobile applications, GPS, ... etc.

Jun.
2013
SECC fascinates African Attendees with its Keynote Speaker at Agile Africa 2013 in South Africa
 
SECC participated at Agile Africa 2013 Conference among a number of African countries with a keynote speaker who fascinated the attendees with his topic. The conference was organized by SECC's South African counterpart, the Joburg Center for Software Engineering at Johannesburg on August 12th and 13th.

Several internationally-renowned experts were keynote speakers, presenting on topics relating to the conference theme "Agility in Africa" among whom are Martin Fowler - Chief Scientist at ThoughtWorks (USA) and Amr Noaman - Senior Quality Consultant at Software Engineering Competence Center (Egypt).

SECC expert, Amr Noaman presented on "Incremental Agility Using 'Process Increments: Case Studies from Egypt". This topic tackles many issues of Agile adoption as a critical organizational transformation project. It also introduces the 'Process Increments' method, our method in managing software process improvement projects. Case studies from successful transformations done in Egypt during the last three years were addressed. This topics is interesting for managers & executives, Agile coaches, Agile consultants, and anyone working on process (re)engineering. However, it is also interesting for practitioners as an introduction to Agile transformation risks and issues and how to handle them. The topic was successfully presented in Agile2011, Utah, and the International Scrum Gathering 2013, Las Vegas, which are among the biggest Agile conferences worldwide. Also, it was delivered twice at local events in Egypt.

Jun.
2013
On June 29, 2013: Amr Noaman was a Keynote Speaker at Agile Africa 2013 - A gathering of Africa's Agile Development community
 
By "The Process Increments Method: Case studies from Egypt", Amr Noaman, a Senior Consultant at the Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) of Egypt, was a keynote speaker at Agile Africa 2013. Read more...

May
2013
On 22 May 2013, SECC partnered with Africa Information and Communication Technologies Alliance (AFICTA)
 
AFICTA is a private sector led alliance of ICT Associations, Multi-national corporations, companies, organizations and institutions in the ICT sector in Africa. AFICTA has ten member countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Kenya, Gambia, South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Burundi and Somalia. The partnership aims at fostering SECC existence in the African continent; as well as transferring knowledge gained by SECC experts to the African ICT companies to reach a high level of competitiveness in the global market.

May
2013
SECC efforts continue to invade the Gulf region through partnerships with reputable organizations
 
SECC offered its services to some governmental and private entities in Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and has the thrust for more existence in this vital region. Thus, on 19 May 2013, SECC partnered with the Saudi company, Sure International Technology. SURE International Technology is considered one of the fastest growing companies in the field of information technology and technical consultations.

May
2013
Call for Solutions: IT Solutions for Overhauling Systems of Subsidized Supplies
 
With the participation of the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade (MSIT), SECC of ITIDA is organizing a workshop on IT Solutions for Overhauling Systems of Subsidized Supplies. The target is to present effective, yet simple, solutions for monitoring the storage and/or the distribution of bread, fuel and commodities (sugar, oil, rice, etc.).

Feb.
2013
SECC R&D Team has successfully completed "Energy Aware Smart Home" Prototype
 
As a part of the RECOCAPE project funded by the European Union, SECC R&D team has successfully completed their first pilot project "Energy Aware Smart Home" on February 2013. The project aims at: (1) deploying an extendible and configurable smart home system able to apply energy harvesting policies, (2) providing instruments and mechanisms to edit and apply user preferences related to installed devices, (3) using low cost/energy sensors to detect user presence and identity in order to opportunely configure the installed devices behavior, (4) implementing a simple and complete web based interface to manage system behavior and to provide remote monitor and control, (5) detecting and reacting to anomalous situations like faults and alarms and notifying the user via mobile application, (6) providing maintenance companies mechanisms to register for fixing certain types of faults which will demonstrate the system ability to extend by integrating any valuable stakeholders to the smart home system.

Feb.
2013
SECC partners with Joburg Center for Software Engineering in South Africa
 
On 13 February 2013, SECC partnered with the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) to collaborate in research and development activities, mutual projects and in areas of technical know-how in the African continent. JCSE is a three way partnership between government, academia and industry. Based at Wits University, the JCSE is multifaceted with various programmes and facilities positioning it as a focal point of a software development industry for South Africa and the rest of the continent.
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