The Information Technology Industry Development Association (ITIDA), is a governmental association that is an affiliate of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

This Authority’s main object is to develop a rigid, and high quality SW development industry in Egypt. Based on that vision, we have worked with Microsoft, in order convince ITIDA of funding the spread of VS ALM tools (Formerly known as VSTS 2005) across 50 small and medium promising SW factories.

The project last for 12 months and achieved an outstanding success to the extent that it has been extended with Phase 2 with extra 30 companies that implemented Version 2008.

The leader of DPE team in Egypt at this time was Eng. Ahmed Adel.