Savannah Institute for Business and Informatics (SIBI) is a research and consultancy organisation with its core competencies being the design and development of computing systems that address real-world societal concerns. The problems that SIBI addresses have their empirical basis in our communities, and we work with stakeholders to identify solutions that work for them.
We know aligning computing solutions to business need is an arduous task, and few posses this skill. In this light, SIBI provides hands-on, skills-based workshops in the areas of problem analysis and system specification, the programming of applications for mobile held devices, web systems development, and penetration testing of web and networked systems.
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Our services span a number of areas, all of which can be categorised either as consultancy or research.
Consultancy services provided include:
- Curriculum review and development for other institutions.
- Cybersecurity and penetration testing
- Software development, including mobile and web applications development.
- Hands-on workshops in areas of computer security and software development.
We carry out applied research in the areas of software systems specification and development, and informatics for healthcare, especially medication errors and public health. Within software engineering, we investigate noble ways to support validation of customer expectations (requirements) in-expensively using visual models. In healthcare informatics, we are investigating a means to alleviate medication errors arising from prescription mistakes. Recently, we have delved into considerations of ways to use technology, informed by empirical evidence, to provide accessible means of minimising fatalities involving motorcycle accidents. SIBI has exploited knowledge about the use of e-infrastructures and open science to build solutions that address the scourge of fatalities from road accidents.
Approved Learning Programs
School of Business
The main programmes offered here span Marketing, Marketing Management, and professional courses on QuickBooks for Accountants. The Business School works closely with the School of Informatics on the entrepreneurship programme that cross-cuts both schools. The essence of SIBI programmes is that learners are able to use the skills and knowledge gained to create jobs
School of Informatics
The school of informatics offers the following programmes:
- Certificate in Software Development
- Diploma in Software Development
- Microsoft Digital Literacy
The certificate in software engineering has modules such as mobile applications I, Web Authoring, Foundations of Software Engineering. The learner gains rigorous skills in web and mobile development, as well as object oriented programming. There are 6 modules in total to complete the certificate. This prepares the learner for the diploma in software development, which includes courses such as advanced software engineering, and data structures and algorithms. These two programmes equip the learner with practical skills and the confidence to build non-trivial software systems.
FEATURED PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES
Here are some of our projects
Lost & Found Docs Center
We have worked with Lanet Teachers Training College to deliver a spin-out project for the college. The project is a mobile and web application for reporting and claiming lost and found credentials. The application is a complete suite with M-Pesa integration for customers to pay for a courier service for their documents to be sent to them, and short-code to make direct inquiries about their documents. SIBI has also worked with Large Europe-based institutions to build solutions that address public health concerns, with case studies in Kenya.
Public Health Gateway
We have worked with Brunel University London, the University of Catania, Italy, on a European commission funded project that has supported our idea of addressing fatalities involving motorcycle accidents in Kenya. We have built a public health gateway to act as dissemination platform for physicians, and monitoring and warning system for motorcycle riders. We organised a dissemination workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, and a preview of the worth of this work can be viewed here.
Other SIBI projects include:
- Working with large secondary schools in Oxford, UK to establish a computer science competency centre to train teachers
- Organising Black and Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs convention n the UK to share experiences and challenges among business minded minority groups.
- We are passionate and enthusiastic about problem solving, advancing positive course and using our skills in useful ways.
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