2000 the Centre for Software Engineering and the Software Industry
Federation in Belfast co-operated with IBEC and the Confederation
for British Industry (CBI) in developing a North-South Software Quality
network covered the six counties in the North and the five border
counties in the South. Due to its proximity to the border, the network
also covered County Sligo. The network was aimed at software companies,
or organisations with a software unit, that were situated in the
objective initially was to organise a number of events to allow
companies in the border region to promote best practice in software
and to share experience. Although larger companies were free to
participate, particular emphasis was be placed in providing support
case studies that summarise the experience and importance of software
quality to seven companies in the region were produced.
addition, a brochure
to promote the network was developed and distributed to organisations
in the region.