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18 April 2011 – Saint Petersburg – RUSSOFT, Russia’s nationwide association of export aimed software development companies, joins Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association (CEEOA) as a new member.
Being established in early 2000s RUSSOFT Association today unites more than 70 software developing companies from Russia and also some leading companies from Belarus. The association is an active lobbyist of IT industry interests inside Russia and an advocate of the Russian speaking region’s hi-end software products and IT-services overseas.
CEE and Russia together form the major European center of high-tech software development outsourcing. And it’s not a surprise that the region is one of the leading ICT outsourcing destinations of the world. It grows at a fast pace – and not least of all – by the reason of its compatible cultural background and geographical proximity to European customers.
Now IT-outsourcing professionals from Russia join CEEOA in order to establish a region-wide partnership which will promote their integrated services in Western Europe. “Together RUSSOFT and CEEOA with their industries producing over $5B of services are definitely to fuse a strong and reliable alliance highly competitive to India and China, especially on the European market,” said Valentin Makarov, President of RUSSOFT. ”This partnership will help us to create a significantly stronger pool of sophisticated outsourcing resource next door to Europe. The resource which allows the whole Europe to retain and increase its competitive advantages on the Global ICT-market.”
About RUSSOFT Association:
RUSSOFT Association (www.russoft.org) is the nationwide association of the most technically competent software developing companies in Russia. At the present day RUSSOFT unites more than 70 companies with 17000+ of highly qualified programmers and software engineers with advanced graduate level degrees in Technology & Computer Science.
RUSSOFT Association is the voice of the industry actively advocating its interests in the Russian Government.RUSSOFT is running marketing and PR events in Russian and overseas – USA, Europe and Asia.
Among the most brilliant projects – Russian and CIS collective booths at CeBIT international tradeshows, annual international software development summits “RUSSOFT Forum”, annual international mobile software developers summit “Mobile Software Forum”.
Being the largest association of software developers in Russia RUSSOFT runs annual researches and publishes surveys on the Russian software export market, in which displays the most precise and trusted information about software developing industry in Russia.
Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association (CEEOA) (http://ceeoa.org) was founded in 2008. The members of the association are the leading national IT and Outsourcing associations from the Central and Eastern Europe, among them Baltic Outsourcing Association (BOA), Ukrainian HI-TECH Initiative, Hungarian Service Industry and Outsourcing Association (HOA), Employers’ Association of the Software and Services Industry (ANIS) from Romania, Bulgarian Web Association (BWA), Czech ICT Alliance, Belarus Hi-Tech Park, RUSSOFT Association (Russia) and ASPIRE – Association of IT & Business Process Services Companies (Poland).
Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association (CEEOA) brings together the Associated bodies of the CEE region in a powerful, active and developing association to exchange thought leadership and network to position the Central and Eastern European region as competitive alternative to other global IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing destinations.