Earlier this week, the US industry association IAOP released the 12th edition of its annual Global Outsourcing 100 ranking to identify the best outsourcing service providers in the world.
The ranking is based on what the IAOP believes to be the best companies in each of five judging categories: size and growth, customer references, awards and certifications, programs for innovation, and corporate social responsibility.
On April 4, the independent German Outsourcing Association and the Outsourcing Journal will hold the 4th ITO&BPO Germany Forum in Berlin, in partnership with UADN.NET. Ukrainian companies are cordially invited to learn about with the latest industryt trends, and network with potential clients and partners through this major event.
ITO&BPO Germany Forum is the only international, non-commercial and independent business conference focusing on ITO, BPO and SSC in and for the D-A-CH markets.
Earlier this week Luxoft, a NYSE-listed provider of software development services and innovative solutions and a part of Russia’s IBS Group, announced the acquisition of IntroPro. The details of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Established in 2008, IntroPro is an engineering consultancy that employs development teams in Ukraine to serve essentially clients in North America. Its expertise covers consulting, architectural design, development as well as quality assurance services for enterprise systems and embedded systems (devices) software development.
Earlier this month SoftServe, a major IT outsourcing company headquartered in Lviv (Lvov), Western Ukraine, announced that it has acquired Coders Center, a privately-held enterprise technology firm headquartered in Poland. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed.
“Coders Center brings valuable experience in the implementation of enterprise content management systems, and this acquisition supports SoftServe’s strategy to strengthen our platform and cross-vertical industry expertise,” said Brian Borack, SoftServe’s COO.
Although many countries across the world strive to build a Silicon Valley of their own, regional technology business ecosystems are all very different, and are likely to remain so. It’s very interesting to observe how each country’s history affects the way startups and bigger companies grow and coexist on the market.
In Ukraine, a country of great technological talent that has historically been linked with outsourced software development, the startup movement only gained momentum around seven years ago.
The Ukrainian IT industry now employs 99,940 people — up from 89,300 last year — according to the latest report of DOU.UA, an authoritative industry resource. The figure includes programmers, QA specialists, project managers and other IT-related professionals.
Almost half of these professionals live in Kyiv (Kiev). Others are inhabitants of such other major Ukrainian cities as Kharkiv (Kharkov), Lviv (Lvov), Dnipro (previoulsy known as Dnipropetrovsk), and Odessa.
Earlier this week the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, approved amendments to the Ukrainian export legislation, which may facilitate the export of services. The new legislation will apply to all exporting companies, including service providers and freelancers from the IT industry.
The new legislation lifts the obligation to sign a paper contract, use a rubber stamp, provide a report of completion and translate documents from English to Ukrainian when delivering services to a client from outside the country.
Since early 2010 the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has been checking the legality of the work of IT companies. While some cases of large investigation program towards big IT-companies proved to be justified, law-abiding IT businesses have also been targeted. Among the latest examples are Adamant, Lucky Labs, KM Core, and V.O.K.S.
Sadly enough, the guilt of IT-companies has been proven in none of the cases, writes The Libertarian Republic.
In late August the European Business Association, a leading business association in Ukraine, organized the Seattle Tech Days, the first Ukraine-US tech business forum of its kind. The event was supported by the consulate of Ukraine in Seattle.
A key city on the US tech map, Seattle hosts the headquarters of Boeing, Amazon, Expedia, Microsoft, CostCo, T-Mobile and other American business giants.
Software Engineering 2016, the biggest annual conference on software development and IT entrepreneurship in Ukraine, will be held on September 2-4 in Kyiv (Kiev). This event will feature 100 speakers from Ukraine and abroad, 100 lectures and 12 stages.
The program focuses on the latest trends in BigData, UI/UX, management and fundraising, as well as on the various aspects of software development, JS, mobile and company development.