The Information Technology Association (ITA), founded in 1934, merged with the IT Users Council in mid-2000, is the official trade and employer body of the Information Technology Industry in South Africa. The ITA represents more than 200 companies concerned with the supply of information technology equipment, systems, software and services. Prominent members include Microsoft SA, Siemens, SAP, Axiz, IBM, etc.
The ITA is the official representative of the IT industry.
Membership carries an ‘elitist’ image created by the ‘Code of Ethics’, personifying a company’s credibility as an ethical business.
If your records are up to date with the ITA, prospective clients who call into the ITA are referred to you.
The most powerful value offering of the ITA is the opportunities within our membership database and influential relationships they reflect. It is up to the creativity and initiative of every member to initiate and develop these opportunities and build networking relationships, conduct cross marketing, and to organise an ITA relationship with fellow associations and government bodies to steer, influence or directly drive the market or initiatives to the member’s benefit.
Through membership and active participation, the collective voice of the IT industry shapes the future of the business.
Direct input into the SA legislation mechanism by verbal and written submissions by the ITA, through the various interest groups.
Access to global information through the ITA’s membership of the World Information Technology Services Alliance (WITSA).
Information sharing with all sectors of the IT industry through the ITA’s affiliation with other bodies such as MICT SETA, CSSA, BITF, EIF and BUSA
The networking opportunities facilitated through membership to and representation on fellow associations are abundant and available to members for personal/corporate benefit.
Marketing exposure through the ITA website (www.ita.org.za). Members in good standing are listed on the ITA website, which provides a direct link to the member’s site.
One of the many functions of the ITA is lobbying and negotiating at government level on behalf of its members. Members have the opportunity of influencing the South African legislative mechanism through verbal and written submissions by the ITA. This has far reaching effects, which go beyond our members and positively impact on the IT industry of South Africa as a whole.