University of Bologna (UNIBO) is the reputable, oldest university (since 1088) in the western world. UNIBO is SECC’s strategic ally in the RECOCAPE project coordinated and executed by SECC within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). RECOCAPE spotlights potential technologies related to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Semantic Web, Model-Driven Development (MDD), and Embedded Ubiquitous Computing, where UNIBO is an expert in Semantic Web technologies.
Due to the high demand in IT Service Management, SECC initiated the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) program in collaboration with QAI India, in March 2009. The program aims at building the capabilities of ITIL best practices at SECC along with six local companies. Now the companies had successfully implemented the ITIL best practices and SECC has five certified ITIL Experts.
On 19 May 2013, SECC partnered with Sure International Technology. The Saudi company is one of the fastest growing companies in information technology and technical consultations.
SECC collaborates with ARCOM in Saudi Arabia since 2007 to provide the Center’s services to the Saudi ICT businesses through ARCOM as a marketing partner. ARCOM is an esteemed company that provides ICT services to the Saudi government entities including the military and local agencies.
The Software Engineering Competence Center collaborates with the Africa Information and Communication Technologies Alliance (AfICTA) since May 2013. AfICTA is a private sector-led alliance of associations, multinational corps, companies, organizations and institutions from the African ICT sector. The Alliance 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 Africa’s ICT businesses to reach a high level of competitiveness in the global market.
On 13 February 2013, SECC partnered with the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) in research and development activities, mutual projects and 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 programs and facilities positioning Joburg Centre as a focal point of software development industry for South Africa and the rest of the continent.