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10/15/2012 Branford, CT, USA —Technosoft today announced that it has been accepted as a Partner by the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI). As an SEI Partner, Technosoft is licensed to provide official SEI services in Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)/Information Security.
“We are pleased to welcome Technosoft as an SEI Partner,” said Lisa Masciantonio, manager of the SEI Partner Network. “Our Partners are a valuable extension of the SEI, helping to meet the demand for SEI courses and services worldwide with a level of quality that matches the SEI’s own.” SEI Partners are trained, evaluated, and selected by the SEI and are the only source of official SEI courses and services from outside the SEI. SEI Partners provide courses, appraisal services, and/or coaching services in one or more of the following areas: Capability Maturity Model Integration, software architecture, software engineering measurement and analysis, and the Team Software Process.
Technosoft Process Improvement Division specializes in CMMI consultancy and appraisal services for the very small to medium sized companies/teams. Our focus is to help small companies/teams become more productive while improving quality by utilizing the vast amount of knowledge CMMI model presents. Technosoft differentiates itself from the rest of the consulting community by the fact that Technosoft is also a practitioner of the CMMI model at its software division for the last five years (ML2 appraised in 2008). Technosoft's SCAMPI Class A appraisal services are heavily discounted to celebrate its first year as a SEI partner.
The SEI is a U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information about the SEI, visit www.sei.cmu.edu. For more information about the SEI Partner Network, visit www.sei.cmu.edu/partners.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2012 – i2c, Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, today announced that it has begun processing transactions at its new data center in Shanghai, China. The data center, i2c's third, will provide in-country processing support for Chinese clients while adding additional processing capacity to accommodate growth from the company's worldwide client base.
Jim Ackerson, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, comments, “The expansion of our global support operations to include a data center in China aligns directly with i2c's commitment to provide reliable payment processing solutions that scale easily across the world. The Shanghai facility makes it possible for companies operating in China to leverage i2c's next-generation payment and commerce solutions to launch differentiated financial products for Chinese consumers.”
About i2c, Inc.
i2c, Inc. provides the infrastructure financial institutions, corporations, brands and governments need to launch and profitably manage payment and next-generation commerce products. Its global-ready product suite encompasses card-based, virtual and mobile payments, loyalty and back office solutions. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, i2c supports clients on five continents from sixsales and support offices worldwide. i2c Inc owns and operates i2c Pakistan where the bulk of the software development takes place.
In line with the efforts to bolster the local IT Industry, Pakistan Software Export Board plans to publish a comprehensive Pakistan IT Industry Year Book 2013-14. The Year Book is intended to be a comprehensive repository of the IT industry focusing on its strengths, expertise and achievements and would thus provide a viable opportunity to the IT companies to project their products, service and expertise to prospective buyers and investors, both in Pakistan and overseas.The Yearbook is intended to serve as a proper reference guide on Pakistan’s IT Industry. The electronic and printed copies of the Year Book would be circulated at various IT and ITeS exhibitions/events, embassies, international/domestic trade bodies and foreign missions. Participation in the Year Book is totally free of cost for PSEB member IT companies. For listing in the PSEB IT Industry Year Book 2013-14 kindly fill out the form available at
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any queries.
Director International Marketing
Pakistan Software Export Board
2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,
F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
In line with the efforts of the present government to enhance ties with all neighboring countries, a Joint Working Group Meeting of Indian and Pakistani officials was held in Islamabad on Sept 6, 2012 to improve cooperation and collaboration in the Information Technology arena.
Mr. Azher Ali Choudhry, Joint Secretary Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Pakistan and Managing Director Pakistan Software Export Board headed the Pakistani Delegation while the Indian side was represented by Dr. A.K Garg, DirectorAdditional Director (E-Governance, Innovation & IPR), Department of IT & Telecom, Government of India.
Positive outcome of the meeting included invitation to the Honorable Indian Delegates to attend ITCN, the largest IT exhibition in Pakistan as well as CONNECT, a premier B2B IT exhibition held annually in Karachi. The India Pakistan Joint Working group also agreed on enhancing the visits of the public and private sector representatives between the two countries. Visa Facilitation for the citizens of the two countries was also discussed and it was agreed to address the issue by studying and addressing the bottlenecks. It was further agreed to constitute a group of experts from both countries to cooperate and collaborate on Internationalized Domain Name registration in local languages. In concluding remarks, theJoint Secretary (Mr. Azher Ali Choudhry) stressed upon theimportance ofenhanced contact between information technology sector of the both countries andthanked the Indian side for their visit.
Pakistan Software Export Board in collaboration with National ICT R&D Fund is launching a new internship program titled “National ICT Internship program”. Through this program, PSEB will deploy 800 graduates with 16 or 18 years academic degrees who aim to develop a career in the ICT industry. While including ICT graduates the program shall also accommodate not more than 25% of students from the non-ICT discipline. ICT & Non-ICT fields includes;
ICT Fields (16 years of education)
4-years Bachelors Degree in ICT Discipline (BCS, BS-IT, Telecom Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronic Engineer or equivalent), Masters degrees in ICT Discipline (MCS, MS-IT, MBA-IT or equivalent).
Non-ICT Fields (12-14 years of education)
Higher Secondary School Certificate, Intermediate, A-Levels, Technical Diplomas equivalent to intermediate, D.Com, Bachelor degree (2 years) or equivalent.
Selection criteria for the internship program is;
Students from rural Areas
i. CGPA for ICT students (2.0/4 or at least 50% marks)
ii. %age for Non-ICT students (at least 50% marks)
Students from urban Areas
i. CGPA for ICT students (2.50/4 or 1st Division)
ii. %age for Non-ICT students (at least 65% marks)
Intermediate (at least 70% marks), Bachelor
(at least 55% marks)
Applications are invited from the students fulfilling the above criteria. The detailed TORs for the selection of Interns can be downloaded from http://www.pseb.org.pk. This will be an on-going process and the students can apply at any time during the life of the project (i.e. 24 months). PSEB is planning to deploy its first batch of 200 students effectively from December, 2012, therefore, Cvs of the eligible students must reach undersigned by 31st October, 2012. PSEB have a right to accept or reject any CV without assigning any reasons.
Note:While selection of the students for the internship program, provincial quota will be strictly observed.
Senior Project Manager
Pakistan Software Export Board (G) Ltd.
Ministry of Information Technology
2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, Aga Khan Road, F/5-1, Islamabad
Telephone: 051-9211024, Fax: 051-9204075