Nation wide Association of the most technically competent software developing companies from Russia
By Petri Karjalainen, Nokia Networks
A presentation from Russian Outsourcing & Software Summit 2004.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker has agreed to take over engineering design teams and license intellectual property from Elbrus MCST and Unipro.
High qualifications and relatively low labor costs make Russian software programmers a lucrative investment for Western companies. Russian programmers have already become a hot export item.
Russia's software exports were worth an estimated $475 million last year, a 60% rise over 2002 and a ninefold increase over the previous five years.
Russia has "very strong computer science and math" capabilities. And its once-pervasive military has created a legacy of "strong process and delivery methodology."
Russia is fully capable of moving up among the world leaders in IT development.
Why go to Calcutta when you can get all your software outsourcing requirements filled in St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia?
UNESCO figures show that half of Russian students major in math and sciences, 20 percent more than in China, and at least twice as many as in India, Japan.
A quick look at macroeconomics and business climate in Russia.