IT Outsourcing Review team is a group of IT experts who have been working in the IT outsourcing industry for over 20 years. We have started in the 90s and have been establishing along with the industry from its early times until now when Ukraine is becoming one of the leading IT Outsourcing destination in the world.
The advantages of IT outsourcing are hard to deny as it is becoming more popular day by day. Besides, IT infrastructure optimization is one of the most effective ways to stay afloat in challenging economic conditions. Let’s try to figure out why by considering the undeniable benefits IT outsourcing can offer.
Be it software development or testing, there is a very high possibility that your own IT service is going to operate at less than full capacity, and it should if you have a proper work organization. Obviously, keeping under-loaded, well-paid specialists in your staff is ineffective to your product and your business as a whole. Besides, a full-time specialist will require advanced training, which will also cost you.
When choosing to outsource, you receive qualified professionals. For instance, software development outsourcing company Redwerk offers a variety of services that will most likely exceed the capabilities of your own IT service. It is a great opportunity to get access to new technologies and methods you have never used. Ultimately, you receive IT services of a level that is hard to attain with your own IT department.
Contrary to general perception, IT outsourcing is much more secure than having full-time employees. Outsourcing companies want to draw customers and make them stay. Their interest is not to access and use your company’s inside information. They do not want to lose their reputation for anything. Although you should be careful when choosing an IT outsourcing company, it is safer than hiring different specialists you don’t know.
When you decide to outsource, you can easily control the range of IT services you need, abandoning or adding them. In the case of having your own IT team, you will have to hire new employees, which will cost you both time and money.
If you have ever tried outsourcing, you know that communicating with the management of the outsourcing company is much easier than with your own employees. You just have to give specific requirements of what you want and at what time. All the other issues, including the management of specific developers or testers, are the responsibility of the outsourcing company. Fewer worries for you!
Besides, when it comes to software testing outsourcing, the testers and developers are usually not happy about each other’s work. Nobody wants to hear about the bugs and other mistakes they made when developing, which is not benefiting the team environment and threatens the overall success of the product that is under the test. With outsourcing, the work is done partially, no strings attached.
Time is always precious, especially when working on a project for a customer from another time zone. In that case, your in-house team will definitely have a hard time matching up with the working hours. If you are in that position, outsourcing might be your saving grace. Yes, it can get challenging, but when well-planned and implemented, it turns into an advantage.
Outsourcing is a great opportunity to assign the duties someone does not want to do cannot do to someone who wants and can. Besides, you won’t have to control those people you hired and their working arrangements. You can just let go of the things other people will do faster and better for you and focus on those that are of higher importance. Such an approach will result in better quality and reduced execution time.
Now you can see why IT outsourcing is the best solution for covering the most typical and specific technical and software tasks. It allows adjusting a set of provided services under the financial capabilities of the company, offering reliable assistant of professionals. Do not miss out on those opportunities!
Exhibition and stands from services, traffic sources and finance;
Networking: Active zones for communication, gaming, lounge;
First of all, we focus on the practicality of reports, as well as cool networking for web and PP. A lot of “fresh blood”:
people from agencies with the skills of PPC and SEO ready to start working in the CPA. Therefore, it will be interesting not only to the web but also
to the representatives of the PP. There will also be many online stores and advertisers.
GuruConf is a conference about successful business cases on the Internet, about risks and losses, about website promotion in
search engines and social networks. Among the speakers are only successful practicing experts. All reports are focused on practical application,
implementation and are based on real-life experience solely. You will learn useful information on SEO, CPA, SERM, SMM, PPC, eCommerce as well as how to
get a consistently high income at a young age. This is a real finding for experienced entrepreneurs as well: finally, you will be able to effectively
promote your business online without overpaying for it.
In addition to the reports, there will be backstage communication with specialists and colleagues as well as potential
business-partners. After the end of the reports and the round table, networking is planned, where in informal communication one can sometimes learn more
than at the conference itself.
June 13 – Conference PreParty
June 14 – 11am-6pm – the Conference itself and networking (Oasis Congress-Hall at Ultramarin, 1A Lypkivskoho str., Kyiv)
The next week, on June 4, Smile-Expo will host large-scale AI Conference Kyiv.
The event will focus on the use of artificial intelligence in business and will bring together leading industry experts.
Who and why should attend the conference – further in the article.
Four Reasons to Attend AI Conference Kyiv
1. Seven hours of reports from leading industry experts
Speakers are representatives of Microsoft, Vodafone, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine, DevRain.
Experts will share the experience of using artificial intelligence in production, set up goals and forecasts for the technology for the nearest future.
The conference program is comprised of themed blocks dedicated to artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, and chatbots.
2. Real-life case studies
Experts will show how to use AI technologies in business through specific examples from their practice.
They will present facts, numbers, functional life hacks, and efficient schemes.
3. Interactive panel discussion
The conference will end with the roundtable that will discuss business development using artificial intelligence,
machine learning, and Internet of Things. Guests that will prepare questions and cases for analysis will have a chance to take part in the discussion
and get advice from experts.
4. Productive networking
AI Conference Kyiv is a platform for business communication, search for specialists, business partners, contractors,
and niche experts. Conference guests will have a possibility to make new acquaintances and negotiate partnerships.
Who may find the conference useful?
The event will be of interest for company owners, startup founders, developers, marketing specialists, top operations managers,
managers of IT departments, and everyone who wants to improve business performance characteristics using innovative technologies.
Knowledge obtained at the conference will allow automating production processes, reducing costs, and improving customer service,
that is making your business an industry leader.
The conference is hosted by Smile-Expo, the international company that organizes business events with 13 years of experience.
The company specializes in events dedicated to innovative technologies in business.
Promo code AIPR20 allows getting a 20% discount to tickets. You have to enter the promo code on the registration page.
The full conference program and registration are available on the website >>> aiconference.com.ua
You will not only get acquainted with useful cases from LinkedIn, Uber, VK, Megafon, AppCN experts, but also improve
practical skills at workshops. You will have an opportunity to hold business meetings right during the conference and meet representatives of
IT companies from different countries in the informal atmosphere during the Afterparty.
Participants with Phoenix tickets will be able to see the list of participants and schedule meetings during the conference
(with the assistance of the organizers). For those who are most interested in informal networking, there is an option to join only the Afterparty. And if you can not come to Minsk, then join online.
What are we going to talk about?
Sales of IT services and IT products
Entering new markets with products and services
Growth Hacks, non-standard methods and methods of growth
Lead generation and marketing for service and product companies
Product management in Mobile and Web
Among other speakers you will see:
Naman Mathur, International Growth Researcher at Uber, ex-Microsoft,
On June 4, Smile-Expo will hold the second AI Conference, a major conference dedicated to the integration of
artificial intelligence into businesses, in Kyiv. Speakers’ presentations, best practices, smart products, and networking: the event will bring together specialists who successfully apply AI technologies and who are ready to share their experience.
The conference will consist of three specialized blocks:
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Speakers from METRO Cash&Carry Ukraine, DevRain, and other companies will tell the audience how to manage the millionth consumer base using AI and how to start integrating AI technologies into businesses.
IOT and data analysis
Headliners of this block are speakers from Vodafone Ukraine who will explain what business can achieve with IoT and Big Data.
There will be a separate presentation on smart marketing strategies.
Automation and chatbots
Experts will reveal how to automate e-document flow and marketing by integrating AI solutions. Presentations will be made by
members of EDIN, Planeta Kino Club, and other companies.
Finally, the conference will feature a round table dedicated to harmonious business development using AI, Machine Learning, and IoT.
The conference will offer a platform for networking among developers, marketing specialists, managers, analysts, and everyone desiring to improve their businesses using AI technologies. Guests will be able to find business partners and investors, communicate with representatives of various companies, and obtain advice in order to select an appropriate solution.
Besides, the networking area will allow event participants to show their AI solutions: services and apps.
Organizer and venue
AI Conference Kyiv is conducted by Smile-Expo, an international company that has been organizing events related to businesses
and innovative technologies for 13 years.
The conference will take place at Oasis Conference Hall at the address: 1A Vasyl Lypkivskyi str., Kyiv.
Promo code AIPR20 allows you to get a discount on tickets – 20%.
We, Anton Fedulov and Lilia Udovychenko, are inviting you to IT-Sales conference “Driving Sales” which takes place in Kyiv on June 22.
We are sales-specialists with a longstanding professional experience who understand the significance and value of worthful professional events. We often attend various thematic IT-events and frequently cannot find the answers to the questions we’ve come with.
This is the reason why we’ve decided to create a conference from the sales and for the sales “Driving Sales”. This is the event we consider IT-Sales community in Ukraine is lacking.
We have gathered a great team of speakers from Japan. India, Denmark, France who have their personal experience in establishing IT-companies.
Attending “Driving Sales” will provide you with the opportunity to:
listen to high-quality, “concentrated” reports “without the fluff” on relevant for the sales topics;
gain new knowledge and skills;
listen to the reports from foreign speakers and talk to them;
get a better understanding of the foreign clients’/colleagues’ mentality as well as the peculiarities of the markets we work for from Ukraine;
participate in interactive workshops;
get acquainted and communicate with like-minded colleagues in the profession.
Driving Sales gathers together the participants from all over Ukraine! We expect 200+ participants, 7 speakers, 9 hours of intensive work.
For more details visit dealmasters.com.ua. Register today to book a seat at the “Driving Sales” conference at the best price.
We are waiting for you!
The ticket prices are going up after June 10. So get together, buy 4+ tickets and get 10% when paying for the “Mega Quadrick” package.
We invite you to the first Google Cloud meeting for IT professionals in Ukraine. Join us for an exclusive event that brings together industry experts, partners, IT managers, data scientists, team leaders and heads of IT units from all over the country.
GuruConf is a conference about successful business cases on the Internet, about risks and losses, and how to protect against them, about website promotion in search engines and social networks. Among the speakers are only successful real practicing experts. All reports are focused exclusively on practical application, implementation and are based on real-life experience. You will learn useful information on SEO, CPA, SERM, SMM, PPC, eCommerce, etc. This is a real chance for experienced entrepreneurs as well: finally, you will be able to effectively promote your business on the Web without overpaying for it.
The first and only conference in Kyiv dedicated to the best practices and trends of Angular. The program includes 7 reports from Angular-experts from Austria, Ukraine, France and other parts of the world. Each participant will have the opportunity to talk with the speakers, share their opinions and ask all your questions.
Driving Sales IT Conference is an interactive IT sales conference organized by sales professionals for sales professionals.This is the conference where you will need a pen and a notebook. A rich program, quality materials, and useful workshops are waiting for you. We guarantee that you will get tons of useful insights during the conference hours, and your notebook will turn into a gold mine of ideas!
Over the last few years, Ukraine became the leading outsourcing destination in Eastern Europe. The IT industry of the country is flourishing and is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. Convenient time zone, profitable cost and quality ratio, European mentality and work ethics, as well as profound expertise of the developers, are the key factors that draw customers to outsource projects to Ukraine.
But what are the top industries that outsource their projects to Ukraine the most? Do these projects eventually turn out to be successful? Let’s find out on the example of the top 5 industries: Automotive, Banking and Finance, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Software & Hi-Tech.
The most exciting software development projects outsourced to Ukraine are related to the automotive industry. Just look at all these brands that trust the expertise of Ukrainian developers – Daimler Group, KIA, Mitsubishi, Volvo, and many others!
Ukrainian developers work on a whole range of complex projects for embedded in-vehicle infotainment systems. These systems feature UX/UI with enhanced safety, as well as the use of speech recognition and voice assistance technologies designed to create personalized in-car entertainment platforms. Car drivers may use applications that are installed on their mobile devices, turn on audio and video playbacks, search for the latest news, send voice and text messages, view notifications and make arrangements while they drive. For a driver’s convenience, IVI systems allow blocking unwanted messages or software updates so that the drivers won’t be distracted.
Another promising solution by Ukrainians is to combine in-car operating systems under one hood, e.g., Automotive Grade Linux for managing critical functions and Android OS for the infotainment system. The diverse architecture protects critical vehicle functions such as driver assistance from possible crashes and optimizes the computing resources of automotive equipment.
Ukrainian developers have solid expertise in 3D navigation development. These cutting-edge navigation solutions include real-time traffic information and road guidance. Moreover, such a navigation system offers smart driving alerts about the nearest construction points, weather reports, and precautions that increase the driver’s safety.
Furthermore, programmers in Ukraine excel at cloud development and efficiently implement cloud technologies into the automotive industry. Utilizing Qt, NDS, MirrorLink, C++, and other technologies and programming languages, Ukrainian developers have created exceedingly smart vehicle connectivity systems. These systems leverage guidance of drivers by joining smartphones with the vehicles head units. With such connectivity option, drivers can view constantly visited routes and receive high-quality digital maps for their upcoming trips.
Human-Machine Interface is another technology that is being actively developed in Ukraine. The user-friendly HMI automotive features act as vehicle co-pilots and include precise prototyping, 3-dimensional visualization, and advanced animation, undergoing a full cycle of quality assurance testing before mass production.
To sum it up, Ukrainian programmers are savvy in automotive technologies, and currently, are involved in creating automotive
innovations in the areas of computer vision and AR, machine learning and AI, autonomous driving and ADAS, blockchain, and others.
2. Banking and Finance.
A significant part of projects outsourced to Ukraine is aimed at the transformation of the banking and finance industry. The scope of financial app development that is outsourced to Ukraine includes software for capital markets, investment banking, wealth management, asset management, treasury, and commodity trading. Ukrainian software developers create a wide range of solutions for core banking services as well as digitize financial services with technologies like AI, IoT, Big Data, and Cloud.
The most notable financial institutions that outsource their development projects to Ukraine are Barclays, Nordea, Murex, Australian Investment Bank, and Deutsche Bank.
At present day, there is a big demand for digital banking services that could be available 24/7 at any location via smartphones. For the past few years, Ukrainian programmers have produced a tone of multi-component banking applications for the world’s largest banks, featuring comfortable UX/UI. These applications are based on cloud data and ensure secure encrypted peer-to-peer mobile connections. Some NFC systems do not oblige the user to expose the card details and are interconnected with different financial systems that allow instant access to critical business data.
Cutting-edge technologies in Finance
Ukrainian software developers march in step with the technological progress and successfully implement state-of-the-art technologies in various financial projects. With Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning and AI, Ukrainian programmers create efficient invoice- and claims processing systems, and automated loan application solutions. Moreover, AI comprised of financial services is now capable to use natural language processing and speech recognition, automate the entire communication and request processing. The outsourced development projects include platforms that allow financial institutions to personalize these processes by using chatbots to augment human conversations. These technologies are also efficiently implemented to improve compliance with international standards and regulations.
Besides, Ukrainians are skilled in developing powerful business intelligence tools and predictive analytics solutions, which help to improve risk management, enhance user experience and make accurate business analytics possible for many customers from the banking and finance sector globally.
Ubiquitous Network & Technical Support
Another major industry that sees Ukraine as its strategic outsourcing destination is telecom. The most notable companies that are outsourcing their projects to Ukraine are Nokia, Ericsson, Samsung, VEON, Vodafone, and BICS. Ukrainian engineers have mastered the telecommunication support systems and deliver robust telecom BSS and OSS solutions. They also perform 24/7 monitoring and L1/L2/L3 support of companies’ physical and virtual IT infrastructures and networks.
Machine Learning & AI in Telecom
Ukrainian developers have been improving the telecom services through the implementation of RPA, Biometrics, Machine Learning, and AI. Telecom data is accurately personalized, and by this, customer churn is reduced, while the client’s loyalty increases. Moreover, specific AI algorithms may forecast probable churn rates, identify potential risks and provide the information to the developers so they can take immediate actions. The latter technologies also improve business intelligence, predictive maintenance, and analytics.
Ukrainian programmers also have strong competence in the development of AI chatbots that notably enhance user experience in the telecom industry. Chatbots make the communication more quick and convenient, and enable the customers to have a precise record of their interaction with the service provider. Different types of queries, ranging from negligible to large-scale, could be effectively resolved with the help of chatbots. Most importantly, such chatbots may be designed to send e-mails, identify valuable leads and send them to the team, which will double the project’s cost-efficiency and increase its revenue.
The manufacturing industry is rapidly transforming, prompting entrepreneurs to embrace new technologies. State-of-the-art automation platforms, created by skilled Ukrainian programmers, become instrumental for digital business transformation. Many successful manufacturing enterprises that keep pace with technological advancements outsource their software development projects to Ukraine, such as Bosch, Siemens, Panasonic, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and LIEBHERR.
Embedded Development & IoT
Electronic embedded software is a significant branch of IT solutions for the manufacturing industry, which is outsourced to Ukraine. World-class manufacturers confide the development of sophisticated embedded software solutions to the Ukrainian IT specialists. The scope of the embedded software projects is very versatile, ranging from machinery and electronic control systems to fabless semiconductor solutions.
Internet-of-Things paired with AI is another technology currently transforming the entire manufacturing industry and accelerating Industry 4.0 adoption. The sensors are attached to physical assets, gathering and storing data, while using AI to execute certain actions. The development of specifically Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions is frequently outsourced to Ukraine, with the project spectrum including manufacturing execution, inventory management, predictive maintenance, smart connected products, and the development of AI solutions.
Business Intelligence and Supply Chain Management
Currently, IT specialists in Ukraine develop a wide range of different business intelligence solutions. The modernization of older systems and the transition to automated data management create an enormous competitive advantage for manufacturers. Migration from legacy systems optimizes the work of internal IT department and creates an opportunity to use effective business tools and applications, such as advanced analytical solutions. They provide precise forecasts, reporting, and convenient data visualization.
Another crucial aspect of manufacturing companies is an efficient and secure supply chain management. Many issues may arise if manufacturers use conventional approaches to their supply chains, for example, product traceability, supply disruptions, and more. Manufacturers outsource their projects to Ukraine where IT specialists are creating transparent supply chains with precise performance analysis and accurate risk management. This also includes the development of supply chain management systems based on blockchain, which helps create transparent and reliable ecosystems for the shipment process.
5. Software and Hi-Tech.
The last but not least important industry that works with Ukrainian developers is software and high-tech. Ukrainian specialists offer a broad spectrum of services that include software development, project management, UX/UI design, quality assurance and control, DevOps, and tech support. The most prominent hi-tech companies that outsource their projects to Ukraine are IBM, Oracle, SAP, Cisco Systems, Adobe, and Autodesk.
Ukrainian developers have profound expertise with cutting-edge technologies like augmented and virtual reality. The solutions developed by Ukrainian IT specialists include AR/VR cross-platform mobile and web applications, as well as content for Microsoft HoloLens, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift. Among the most prominent projects designed in Ukraine are the AR house interior viewing application and a VR car configurator.
Blockchain is another emerging technology actively developed by Ukrainian developers. The blockchain-related services provided in Ukraine include the creation and maintenance of newly developed cryptocurrencies, stock exchange and smart contracts applications, and different types of custom blockchain development. In Ukraine, blockchain specialists work with every well-known system like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, Solidity, R3 Corda, IOTA, Monero, Peer Coin, Bit Shares, Stellar, Ripple, NXT, and many others. The most notable blockchain projects developed by Ukrainian programmers are:
Horizen – a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency and a leading-edge technology platform.
Infra – a blockchain-based regulator between the banks and the clients
Minexcoin – a cryptocurrency debit card designed for everyday purchases.
KUNA – the first Ukrainian public cryptocurrency exchange.
AI, ML and Computer Vision
Leveraging artificial intelligence for specific industry needs is very popular today. Lots of projects that include AI, Machine Learning and Computer Vision are outsourced to Ukraine. Ukrainians have mastered advanced
analytics and predictions, social network data analysis and fraud detection technologies, natural language processing, voice recognition, and neural networks. The most evident examples of Ukrainian AI startups are – Grammarly, an English grammar-checking program based on natural
language processing, and People.ai, an AI-based sales department management application.
Ukrainian developers have rich expertise in working with IoT projects based on various protocols like MQTT, OPC-UA, Sigfox, and others. The proficiency of Ukrainian experts includes outsourced projects for smart cities and smart houses, adaptive logistics, Industry 4.0, healthcare solutions, and diverse cybersecurity solutions, like encryption protocols for smart houses and healthcare devices.
In 2018, Ukraine was ranked as the top outsourcing destination of the year
by the Global Sourcing Association (UK). At the same time, IAOP named 18 Ukrainian IT companies in their 2018 List of Top 100 Outsourcing Companies. Ukrainian IT industry is soaring and is expected to double by 2020. All this proves the notable success and experience of Ukrainian software developers who achieved great triumphs in automotive, financial, telecom, manufacturing and hi-tech projects. The extensive experience of the developers, their perfect mentality and profitable service costs continue to attract businesses, making Ukraine an alluring outsourcing destination.
Anton Blotskiy, Head of Marketing at Infopulse,
one of the largest IT service providers in Ukraine and a 2019 Best of the Global Outsourcing 100 Company according to IAOP®. Providing end-to-end technology services and consulting, Infopulse brings in over 28 years of IT expertise to enable the success of our clients in 30 countries worldwide.
On May 25, the 10th Project Management Conference will be held in Lviv – Lviv Project & Product Management Day 2019
The participants of our conference are Project Managers, CTOs, Business Analysts, Delivery Managers, CEOs.
Lviv Project & Product Management Day 2019 speakers are high level IT managers and leading Project Management experts.
The conference program will consist of 2 sections:
Project Management – for experienced project managers and CEO of outsourcing IT companies who want to learn more about the latest news in the industry or look at management from a different perspective, the peculiarities of working with people in Agile projects
Product Management – speakers will talk about the manager’s functions in the product sphere, distribution and project realization challenges
Finally, that time of the year is here. The time of awakening, the unification of conscience and faith, love and joy. This the time of great beginnings, fresh starts, and new experiences. This is the time of paying more attention to what is really significant.
IT Outsourcing Review: Ukraine team congratulates with the coming Easter holidays. We wish you all have an excellent celebration and a great holiday with your families and friends! We wish refreshment in all things and new successes, new, righteous life, luck and good luck in all your endeavors!
Happy Easter to you and yours! May the beauty and hope of this special day be with you the whole year through!