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Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is an important region for services offshoring. The imports of IT-based services from Central and Eastern Europe into the EU-15 rose by an average of 13% per year between 1992 and 2007. Imports from India, by comparison, increased only slightly faster during the same period at 14% per year.Continue reading
In the era of global knowledge-based economy, informational technology (IT) plays a unique role in increasing competitiveness of all the different sectors of the economy and the country as a whole, because IT helps to spur productivity in the production process, to bring businesses to the global level, to make government more transparent and keep society informed.Continue reading
Market volume is the main indicator of the development of IT Outsourcing industry in the country. The scope of final IT products in 2007 served as the basis for the calculation of market volume. Other estimation sources were the total number of employees and average rates on the country market.
Number of companies is one of the key indicators of the country IT Outsourcing market development. When calculating the number of IT companies, considered were only the IT and software development companies providing Outsourcing services and with the staff of more than 5 employees.
When calculating the number of professionals, considered were only those IT specialists that are involved into IT Outsourcing services less administrative personnel.
Annual cost per profess-sional means how much the end customer should pay for the services of one IT specialist yearly. This includes: salary, taxes, office facilities, etc.Continue reading
Plenty has changed in the field of offshore outsourcing, which has evolved from a little-used practice to a mature industry in less than a decade. And plenty of change lies ahead.Continue reading
S&T takes a clear stance regarding the current industry discussions about the strategic value of IT: IT strategy must support companies’ business objectives and cannot be developed and implemented solely with the aim of reducing costs.Continue reading
Women have played a key role in technology from the first computer program in the 1800s to C-level leadership positions today. How will outsourcing and offshoring affect their roles in the future?Continue reading
CIOs and technology managers are less strategic than they were a year ago. CIOs and technology managers are less strategic than they were a year ago, pondering job jumps and still struggle to deliver projects on time and under budget. Yet these folks want to be more intertwined with their respective businesses.Continue reading