IAOP report: Just five Russia-connected companies ranked among world’s top IT service providers

22 February 2019

US industry association IAOP has just released a new edition of its annual Global Outsourcing 100 ranking to identify what it judges to be the best IT outsourcing service providers in the world.

This year’s ranking, unlike for the previous editions, features “companies that have led the development of the industry, as reflected in their place on the past GO100 lists.” Instead of accepting and reviewing new applications, the association has identified the companies which “have been at the top of the GO100 for a decade” as well as those which “have distinguished themselves by evolving from ‘rising stars’ to ‘leaders’” in the previous rankings.

(The rankings of the previous years were 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.)

Also featured are “advisory firms that have been launched and become leaders over this period.”

Thus, the new ranking features six IT firms headquartered or with significant operations in Russia (by alphabetical order):

Firstline Software
ICL Services
By comparison, no fewer than 15 Ukrainian or Ukrainian-connected firms are mentioned in IAOP’s new ranking.

In 2017, Russian software companies exported some $5.5 billion worth of services, according to industry association Russoft.

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