IEEE Computer Society and Samsung Sign MOU
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 12 April 2005 -- The IEEE Computer Society and Samsung SDS today signed a memorandum of understanding at the Samsung corporate headquarters in Seoul. This is the first step in the exploration of a strategic partnership between the two organizations.
"This MOU opens the door to provide IEEE Computer Society products and services featuring the Certified Software Development Professional program to a new audience in Asia," said David Hennage, Executive Director of the IEEE Computer Society, who signed the historic MOU on behalf of the Society. "Company executives tell us they need standards, training and certification to make an impact on product and service quality for their customers. Testing and quality assurance are just some of the critical issues that together we can help address."
By adopting CSDP certification program and its related content, Samsung SDS can fortify our development force?s competency and at the same time, by marketing the certification program in Korea, both institutions can find the way to create mutually beneficial business opportunities. We are sure that this will bring fruitful results to both institutions"
Approximately 30 software developers from Samsung SDS will be the first participants from Samsung to take the Certified Software Development Professional exam. In May, both organizations will meet to determine the structure of the partnership.
For more information on the memorandum of understanding or the IEEE Computer Society Certified Software Development Professional program, please contact Ms. Stacy Saul (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Samsung SDS
Samsung SDS, a company that represents the history of Korea's ITS industry, first started as a business branch within Samsung Electronics in the late 1980s. Ever since it has provided total ITS service such as consulting, design, development, production, installment, operation, maintenance and administration for traffic management and fee collection systems.
About the Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The CS serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.