Council of European Informatics Professional Societies is supporting “Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review 2008”
16 July, 2009 – Brussels – Council of European Informatics Professional Societies is supporting “Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review 2008”
“Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review” is the project of the Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association (CEEOA). The main objective of this research is formation of the complete view on the potential of CEE region - the promising cluster for nearshore IT outsourcing for the Western European countries and offshore IT Outsourcing for the US. “CEE IT Outsourcing Review” is one of the few public researches which covers the situation on IT outsourcing market in the Central and Eastern European countries and is a good information source for those who are willing to find IT outsourcing services providers in the CEE region.
As a professional body, CEPIS is actively involved in promoting Professionalism in IT practice amongst its Members. This occurs through regular European-wide events and specific publications including UPGRADE (http://www.upgrade-cepis.org/index.html), the computer science journal for informatics professionals CEPIS is committed to supporting the development of Education and Research into Informatics in the academic field and the promotion of Professional Skills certifications, including EUCIP (www.eucip.org) . These three focus areas of Professionalism, Education & Research, and Skills form the core activity of CEPIS in achieving its mission of improving and promoting high standards amongst Informatics Professionals.
Julian Seymour, General Manager of CEPIS, strongly believes that the review is very useful, and timely in light of global recession. As many companies are looking for more innovative cost effective solutions ,Central and Eastern Europe has the potential to become one of the most important outsourcing hubs in the world. CEPIS recognises the challenges and the opportunities in and the contribution to the growth of highly skilled professionals and the development of IT industry on the broader European level. which exists within the region.
The research is undertaken by the CEEOA members - Ukrainian HI-TECH Initiative, Baltic Outsourcing Association, Hungarian Service Industry and Outsourcing Association, Employers’ Association of the Software and Services Industry – ANIS (Romania), Bulgarian Web Association, and Association of IT and Business Process Services Companies – ASPIRE (Poland), and sponsored by Ukrainian IT outsourcing company NET Technology Center WEB100 (www.web100.com.ua).
The national IT associations, as well as the largest IT companies and experts contributed to the research and provided their views on the IT outsourcing market development in 2008 and new tendencies for 2009.
The Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review is freely distributed. The official version of the research will be published on the information portal of the CEEOA – ITONews.eu (http://www.itonews.eu)
The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) (www.cepis.org) is a non-profit organisation seeking to improve and promote a high standard among informatics professionals in recognition of the impact that informatics has on employment, business and society. CEPIS is comprised of 36 national informatics associations representing over 300,000 informatics professionals from 33 countries across greater Europe. It provides a coordinated voice on the views of European informatics professionals on major issues to European Institutions. CEPIS is also responsible for the highly successful ECDL and EUCIP Programmes and produces a range of research and publications in the area of skills.
Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association (CEEOA) (www.ceeoa.org) was founded in 2008. The members of the association are the leading national IT and Outsourcing associations, 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) and Association of IT & Business Process Services Companies in Poland (ASPIRE). One of the main objectives of CEEOA is to promote the Central and Eastern European Region as competitive alternative to other Global offshoring destinations, and to increase services delivery quality and volume to the recognized standards.
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