ICT Business Solutions Catalogue for Other Industries: IT2business
Having promoted higher maturity of software and IT companies with support to CMMI and IT Mark Certification, RCI also sought to facilitate the direct contacts between the IT sector and companies from other sectors such as Tourism, Banking/ Finance, Food Industry, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and others, by creating the IT2business network through its partner the European Software Institute. The network was started with a selection of 71 software products and services of highest quality presented by 33 companies from Eastern Europe and Caucasus, with the hope to gradually expand in the future.
A printed version of a catalogue has also been available since October 2009 and will be updated periodically.
Eastern Europe Training and Certification Network: QUALITY 2 IT
To meet the challenges of IT training and certification, the RCI project launched the Quality2IT platform (www.quality2it.org), implemented by the European Software Institute Center Bulgaria. Building on the numerous IT companies that participated in the quality assessment activities, RCI is in process of creating a network of IT Training and Certification providers. The network will promote the continuous improvement of the IT manufacturing processes and serve as a platform for sharing best practices on quality standards and IT training curricula. The Quality2IT web platform is in the first steps towards connecting the IT training/ certification service providers with their customers and partners.
The platform provides information about the available training and certification services in the Europe and Eurasia region, focusing on IT product and service providers. It helps customers choose the most appropriate service, searching by training areas, geographical coverage, service type (training, consulting, and assessment), and training standard/ model. The process of collecting information and inclusion of members is still ongoing.