Russian IT Companies Do Not Need to Lose Western Clients

Nikolai Puntikov
, ,
President

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The software development industry is global by definition. However, the service segments are more sensitive to geopolitical risk than other consumer goods, like food.  In the first quarter of this year alone we lost a potential client after winning a tender when a Western company decided to abandon plans to use an Eastern European technology partner in light of recent events.

Nevertheless, the European and American markets are important to us, and we do not plan to change our priorities. More than 60 percent of our customers come from Western Europe and the U.S.

Disruption Is What You Make of It

Stuart Selip
, ,
Owner

Friday, June 20, 2014

An October 2013 article titled “Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption” in the Harvard Business Review advanced the argument that the consulting market is entering a state of disruption and flux. In response to inquiries about disruption in the Russian offshore outsourcing market, executives from six firms that represent a mix of business sizes and technology directions expressed a range of views and responses to the pressures of market disruption.

Zelda Savage on IT Labor Market

Zelda Savage
,
Alden Consulting
,
Founder

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It has long been known that Russian educational institutions produce high-caliber IT specialists, especially programmers, and the international labor market has taken full advantage of this.

Valentin Makarov on the Russian Government’s IT Strategy

Valentin Makarov
,
RUSSOFT
,
President

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In January, the Russian Communications Ministry published a road map outlining its plans for the IT sector from 2014-2018. RusBase asked Valentin Makarov, the President of the Russian Software Developers Association (RUSSOFT), for his thoughts on the government’s plans.

Before I go on to explain what I think about the road map, it’s worth giving some background information.

Valentin Makarov on Legal Benefits for Small IT Firms

Valentin Makarov
,
RUSSOFT
,
President

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The importance of this bill for the entire industry is that it restores balance to the software ecosystem, equalizing the rights of small businesses with larger players, which compete fiercely for the industry’s most important resource – staff. It is clearly an absurd situation when the state invests billions in small business through development institutions while at the same time denying innovative business its main resource because of the inequalities in taxation.

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