What are Belarus advantages in this regard?
In Soviet times Belarus has been considered as the Hi-tech “assembly plant” of the USSR. In the period between 1950 and 1960 country was a pilot ground for the development and manufacturing of information systems and industrial software. This gave rise to a big number of universities that turn out yearly up to 2000 IT specialist and contribute to the great IT potential of the country.
Nowadays due to lack of energy sources country is pushed to very work hard in diversified directions mainly leveraging on its USSR heritage -highly skilled engineers and applied mathematicians.
Engineering mindset of Belarusian programmers is very well suited for complex projects and tasks. A lot of customers also hold the view that work done in Belarus (as probably in all Eastern European countries) is scientifically much more intensive than that which is produced in other markets.
Government commitment to the industry
Development of the IT branch is seen by the Belarusian Government as one of the priority directions. Enormous efforts are aimed at the support of the young specialists to develop high level of professionalism. Continuous supervisions and further perfection of Specialized Business Incubators by the ruling powers result in speedy setting up of new enterprises in the ICT sector and further development of the field.
Cost is not the last factor while making decisions about which country to outsource to.
Reasonable prices which are among the lowest in Eastern Europe add to the overall attractiveness of the destination
Country location in the center of Europe provides smaller time-zones differences, shorter journey times, european language skills, cultural similarity.
Belarus main completion advantages have for long been:
• Proven vertical markets and niche expertise
• IT staff experienced in working with western businesses and companies with an image of
trustworthiness and good reference lists
• International system integration and migration expertise
When considering offshoring your project to Belarus bear in mind that at present the major sectors of Belarusian IT companies’ activity in solution development are:
• Back Office Applications
• Electronic Commerce Applications
• Enterprise Application Integration
• Software Infrastructure.
Among the big international vendors of the IT services and products of Belarusian companies are: Alcatel, British Telecom, Honda, IBM, Reuters, Siemens, Halliburton, Ford, Datacon, Whirlpool, Johnson and Johnson, Colgate – Palmolive, SAP,Gazprom etc.
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