The Palestinian Information Technology Association of Companies (PITA), was founded in early 1999 in Ramallah, as a membership-based organization for locally registered Palestinian technology companies at the Ministry of National Economy as a non-profit trade organization and began operations in the city of Ramallah in the West Bank with one employee and a member base of 25 Palestinian ICT companies. PITA evolved as a strong organization that represents more than 90 major companies located in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip from various sub-sectors includes hardware distributors, software development firms, office automation vendors, internet service providers, telecommunications, IT consulting, and IT training. PITA has become the basic pillar in defending the interests of the ICT sector and the main reference on the ICT sector in Palestine.
The main objectives of PITA:
- To organize, promote and support, represent and defend the interests of the members locally with the government through active dialogue and solid advocacy policy and internationally,
- To help members advance their skills
- To help organize the market and open new business opportunities
- To strengthen relationship among members and with other economic sectors