About JITSA

The Jamaica Information Technology & Services Alliance (JITSA) is a recently formed working group representing local IT Service Providers, Software Developers and IT Consultancy and Advisory Services. JITSA’s mission is to promote the adoption and development of Information Technology in Jamaica, by continuing to enhance the capabilities and capacity of the local Information Technology providers.

Objectives

The key objectives of Jamaica Information Technology and Services Alliance are:

  • Be the Voice of Advocacy for its members and the industry.
  • Act as a point of engagement with various stakeholders in the local, regional and international IT industry.
  • Promote integrity in the delivery of IT products and services.
  • Contribute to the development of public policy around IT, inclusive of legislation.
  • To encourage the development of alliances and partnerships within the industry.
  • Assist in the promotion of IT as a strategic industry contributing to local wealth creation.
  • Facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience towards industry improvement.
  • Lead the definition of and compliance to standards of quality and  best practices for:
    • IT product and service providers
    • IT advisory service providers
    • IT software developers
  • Proactively contribute to national e-readiness and the use of IT to enhance trade and investment.
  • Provide an IT forum for the exchange of ideas, trends and experiences.
  • Provide a forum to identify and develop working solutions and  engender collaboration.
  • Function as an authority and provide guidance on the IT skills and capabilities to meet the current and future needs of the local IT industry(JCS).
  • Guide and encourage Jamaica’s integrated IT plans to:
    • Support the productive and efficient use of IT.
    • Drive national / business competitiveness.
    • Accelerate the adoption of new consumption models (e.g. cloud/hosted solutions) for IT products and services.
    • Promote a model to measure the impact of the IT industry on the local economy (Recommendation to work collaboratively with JCS in this regard).
    • Provide feedback to the Government, data collection agencies and other stakeholders on the metrics required to assess and drive the IT industry.

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