Washington Software Alliance
The mission of the Washington Software Alliance is to help
people in software and digital media companies succeed.
The WSA's vision is to
make Washington state the information technologies
center of the world.
The Washington Software Alliance relies heavily on the
volunteer leadership and
expertise of our members to help us meet our goals and
objectives. Find out more
about opportunities and rewards from volunteering at
The Software Productivity
leader in software process
improvement, software engineering, systems engineering, software reuse,
knowledge engineering, and other related software and systems engineering
disciplines, is a nonprofit organization of industry, government, and
Consortium develops processes, methods, tools and services that
improve the ability of its members and affiliates to build high integrity,
software intensive systems.
Technology Consortium (SITC)
On August 13, 1997, the Executive Committee of the National Association of
State Information Resource
Executives (NASIRE) approved the establishment of the State Information
Technology Consortium (SITC) as
a "technical arm" of NASIRE. In this capacity, SITC will provide the
ability to institutionalize technical
exchange among its members to promote the greater leveraging of State
information technology (IT)
The SITC is an independent, nonprofit consortium governed by State IT
executives appointed by the
President of NASIRE and operated by the nonprofit Software Productivity
Consortium (SPC). The initial
focus of SITC will be on providing risk management and risk assessment
assistance to State IT organizations.
The SITC Board of Directors will determine other program focus areas.
Foreign workers find
opportunity, but not
necessarily happiness, at
Seattle's high-tech workplaces
Seattle Times, September 13, 1999
by Sally Farhat
For thousands of foreign workers brought to the
United States for the first time by
high-tech companies, their support networks are
Area high-tech businesses have been
scrambling for qualified people for years,
casting their recruitment nets to faraway
countries. Recently they have been lobbying the U.S.
government to raise the number of foreign workers
allowed entry under H1-B visas.
Software payrolls surpass
aerospace as stock options
cause momentous shift in
Puget Sound area
Seattle Times, August 22, 1999, by David Heath
The software industry, led by Microsoft, now has
a bigger Puget Sound payroll than
Boeing and its parts makers - even though software
employs one-fifth as many workers.
It's a momentous shift of economic
Study Finds Big Jump in
Computer-Related Employment; New York Times,
April 22, 1999 By LESLIE EATON
Without a lot of hype -- or government help -- the
computer-software industry has been booming in New York
City, where the number of jobs at software firms more than
1992 to 1997, according to a report released yesterday by Alan G.
Hevesi, the City Comptroller... the
private sector has finally regained the 360,000
jobs it lost in the recession of the early 1990's.
THE SOFTWARE REVOLUTION Dec.4, 1995.
Cooper, Alan. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum : Why High-Tech Products
Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity
List Price: $25.00
Published by Macmillan Computer
Publishing Date Published: 03/1999
Seattle: Software Capital [CROSSROADS, newsletter of the Trade
Development Alliance of Greater
Seattle. Vol. V. no. 1, Winter 1996]
With over ten percent of the world's software revenues generated out of
this region, Greater Seattle is an international center
of information technology. From the largest software company in the world
to dozens of one and two person operations,
from database software to entertainment multimedia, the region is a center
for all facets of the industry with much of its
business oriented internationally.
Heeks, Richard, et al., "Synching or Sinking: Trajectories and Strategies
in Global Software Outsourcing Relationships"
GLOBAL SOFTWARE OUTSOURCING: ONLINE REPORT ON
GOOD/BAD PRACTICE. 2001
The report, based on long-term research on a number of
outsourcing relationships, develops a new model to explain good and
bad practice in the development of such relationships. It provides
guidance on best practice that will be of value to both practitioners
An amended version of the report forms one article in the
recently-published IEEE Software special issue on global software
development. For further details, see:
WASHINGTON STATE SOFTWARE INDUSTRY.
Washington State is one of the world's leading centers for software
development. It is home to over 1600
software companies, including Microsoft, the world's largest software
company, Nintendo of America, the
video game powerhouse, and Attachmate, probably the largest privately-held
software company in the world.
Prepackaged software is a speciality of the area. In addition, hundreds of
firms offering custom development
and systems integration thrive here as well.
Ted G. Lewis,
Friction-Free Economy, 1997. Harper
Collins Publ. [Ted Lewis is currently Chairman of
Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA., and
President/Owner of Technology Assessment Group, (TAG),
a private company dedicated to tailored research and
analysis of computer systems technology with emphasis on the
Mowery,David C. The International Software Industry: A Comparative Study
of Industry Evolution and Structure. N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1996.
[Review in JEL, June 1998, pp.978-80]
Norris, Mark. Survival in the Software Jungle. Boston: Artech House, 1995.
Inventing software : the rise of "computer-related" patents,
Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 1998. [viii, 169 p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Computer-software -- Patents.
Software-protection -- Law-and-legislation.
QA76.754 .N5 1998 LIBRARY USE ONLY]
Philips, Roger A.
Guide to software export : a handbook for international
software sales. New York : International Business Press, 1998.
xi, 228 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-220) and index.
Computer-software -- Marketing.
[UW-Tacoma Lib. Stacks HD9696.C62 P5 1998]
Sivitanidou, Rena, University of Southern California , Los Angeles, USA
The location of knowledge-based activities: The case of computer software
[Europ.Reg.Sc.Congress, Vienna 1998]
"This paper presents the first phase of a research project focusing on the
intraurban location preferences of the
computer software industry within the greater Los Angeles, one of the
largest and most diverse metropolitan
economies in the United States."
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They're young and they know the
code; they're software developers
Seattle Times, Sunday, November 22, 1998 by Helen Jung
America, take a good look at who's leading you
into the 21st century. He's 24 years old and is coming to work in
bellbottoms, mellowed by a liquid lunch.
His hair, arranged in careful spikes, is the
color of green Jell-O. He is Ray Greenwell, a software developer for the
Seattle-based Internet company Go2Net. He is one of Washington
state's army of computer programmers steering the nation into the
Fast growth seen in state's high-tech industry ,
The Seattle Times, June 25, 1996,
by Leyla Kokmen
Washington state's high-technology industry continued to grow in 1995
at a rate faster than the
national average, according to figures released yesterday by the
Washington Software and Digital
Washington-based software companies generated about $9.5 billion in
worldwide sales last year, up 19
percent from $8 billion in 1994, according to the alliance. Those
sales include software developed by
Washington state companies but manufactured elsewhere.