Austerity Decree issued by the Federal Government in December 2006, was born with a very clear objective: Establish measures of austerity and discipline in spending Federal Public Administration. It seeks to generate public expenditure savings by implementing austerity measures, control of human resources, standardization of structures and procedures to improve the budget and control of public resources.
In the field of Information Technology and Communications (ICT), the Decree issued a series of measures, among which the instruction to the agencies to refrain from purchasing ICT. Instead, on a consolidated basis must take out the provision of computer services for a minimum period of 36 months.
These provisions require a transformation in trade relations with many suppliers Federal Government, from a traditional model of delivery of goods by a managed service delivery.
For the Federal Government aims to achieve this transformation is operating a technology platform that represents large net savings in the medium term. For suppliers, demand structural changes in their internal processes to ensure timely and appropriate delivery of services, determined by a certain level. For both, it means a great challenge to have to rethink new ways to solicit, procure, manage and qualify the services of Information Technology and Communications.
Government or international agencies for support.
Mexico with the Mexican Association of Information Technology Industry (AMITI) created in 1997 and has over 180 member companies.
Through September 2006, Mexico had less than 10 CMMI assessments.
Other alternatives it is Mexican The Mexican Association for Quality in Software Engineering (AMCIS), formally established in 1999 to ensure the quality of IT processes in general to allow him to ensure their international competitiveness and meet theinternational quality standards in producing software. This partnership offers a Diploma in Software Quality since 2002
Mexico also developed the Process Model for Software Industry in Mexico (Moprosoft) in 2003, which is the Mexican standard for the industry of software development and maintenance for small and medium enterprises. This model is compatible with CMMI, ISO 9000:2000 and ISO 15504.
Moreover ESICenter Mexico, home of the European Software Institute (ESI) in Guadalajara and Monterrey offers training, consulting and evaluation CMMI, ISO 9000, ISO 15504 and offers a Diploma in Software Quality.
One of the most daring released in Mexico. It is without doubt, the Programme for the Development of Software Industry (PROSOFT) comprising: investment, exports, legal framework, human capital, market, financing, incubators, government procurement, quality and business groups. This program, since its inception in 2003 established specific goals for 2013, such as exporting 5,000 million dollars, increase IT spending of 1.4% today to 4.3% average in the world and be the first Latin American leader in support and development services based on information technology.
National and international support to the telecommunications industry.
The Association of Information Technologies and Communication of Andalusia (ETICOM) has held on September 20th Day 'Opportunities for the ICT sector in the State of Mexico', which has filed the investment plan Andalusian companies in this country , which includes $ 250 million to boost technology in the banking sector and the automobile.
The event was attended by representatives of eleven Andalusian companies: Isotools, ACT, Sadiel, Soltel, Froggie, Sial, IActive, Excess System, Anion Group, AT4 Wireless and GDT group, who were very interested in both the general economic situation in Mexico as in any aid or facilities offered by the institutions.
During the same, both speakers have highlighted the high business opportunities are being created in Mexico in general, whether the demand for 'software' for the banking sector and industry in the area, as the potential for geographic expansion into South America or the United States. In this framework, one of the main conclusions was the approval by the Mexican government an investment plan of nearly $ 250 million to stimulate and promote science and technology.
State telecommunications legislation in Mexico and else where.
In Mexico, the Federal Telecommunications Act is to regulate the use, development and exploitation of radio spectrum, telecommunications networks, and satellite communication, and aims to promote efficient development of telecommunications; exercise stewardship of State in the matter, to ensure national sovereignty, promote healthy competition between different providers of telecommunications services so that they are provided with better prices, quality and diversity for the benefit of users, and promoting adequate social security coverage.
Is regulated by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation and the Federal Communications Commission is the independent agency of the Secretariat, with technical, operational, and management expenses, charged with regulating, promoting and monitoring the efficient development and social security range of telecommunications and broadcasting in Mexico, and will have full autonomy to make their decisions.