7 May 2008
Auriga in Top 25 of Russian IT Outsourcers
Auriga in Top 25 of Russian IT Outsourcers
Auriga president spotlights key strengths of Russia’s software services industry at the Mass Technology Leadership Council Spring Conference
Auriga, a U.S.-based software R&D and IT outsourcing services provider with development centers in Russia, presented the Russian software services industry at the conference themed “China, India and Russia - Our Partners in the New Global Economy” in Boston, Mass, on April 17.
Organized by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), this unparalleled event brought together government officials and business leaders from the U.S. and three of the fastest growing global markets - China, India and Russia. The summit provided insights and best practices to help U.S. companies enhance their understanding of these markets and highlight opportunities for business development and cooperation.
Russia was the focus of attention at the conference. The workshop session on “Doing Business in Russia – Innovation, Software Development Services and Sales Opportunities” gathered the summit participants interested in IT, Russia and new business opportunities. The session was organized and hosted by the U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England that acted as the conference partner association. The workshop provided an in-depth analysis and practical view of the fastest growing IT market in the world and its dynamic software services sector. It offered a unique platform to discuss why and how Massachusetts companies can benefit from the new Russian economy.
Alexis Sukharev, Auriga President, RUSSOFT Board Member and USRCCNE Board Member, led a discussion on Russia’s software and services industry. In his presentation “Russia’s Software Services Industry – From Kitchen Operations to World-Class Companies”, he outlined an impressive history of the nation’s burgeoning software and services sector and highlighted its strengths and differentiators. Sukharev pointed out that the phenomenal growth and extraordinary business opportunities are making Russia the focus of global IT investment. He also spoke about the country’s unrivaled engineering resources. “Russia stands out as a unique IT talent hub,” said Alexis Sukharev. “It’s one of the reasons why global leaders are increasingly turning to Russia with the most complex problems. Russia’s dynamic growth and unmatched technology talent allow us to look with confidence and optimism towards the future.”
Auriga ranked No.25 among Russia’s software development providers
Auriga has been ranked No.25 in the list of Russia’s software development providers for the year 2007. Topped by Microsoft, with SAP AG and 1C Company ranked No.2 and No.3, respectively, this list makes part of the Russian IT Companies rating by the privately-owned media holding KOMMERSANT published on March 31, 2008. Auriga also comes in 8th among Russia’s custom software development companies.
The KOMMERSANT independent ranking serves as a benchmark to measure the strength of the Russian IT industry as a whole and by segments. The companies were ranked in four categories, including Russia’s software development companies, IT service providers, IT equipment manufactures, and distributors and resellers. The rating also comprises a list of Russia’s largest IT companies.
KOMMERSANT ranked Russia’s leading IT companies using the Business Performance Index. This index is a tool for measuring a company’s profitability and growth. The Business Performance Index was calculated for each company for a defined period of time, and was based on the following key criteria: total company revenues, company headcount, revenue-producing employees, the number of contracts, and the number of affiliated companies.
According to the study’s findings, the combined revenues of the companies that participated in the rating amount to 70% of the Russian IT market, which grew around 30%-31% in 2007. Significantly, the software development sector has been the fastest growing segment of the market, with a growth rate of 46% in 2007. KOMMERSANT analysts stressed that their rating points to the Russian IT-market’s healthy growth.
Triumph of young Russian computer geniuses at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest
The 2008 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) has become a triumph of Russian university students. The Russian teams won the world championship, two gold medals, a silver and two bronze - five out of twelve medals in the ICPC 2008 World Finals held in Banff, Alberta, Canada, April 6-10, 2008.
The St. Petersburg University of IT, Mechanics & Optics won their second world championship. The other Russian medal winners this year were the Izhevsk State Technical University (gold), Moscow State University (silver), the Petrozavodsk State University (bronze) and St. Petersburg State University (bronze).
From 6,700 teams representing 1,821 universities in 83 countries competing at 213 sites from September to December 2007 worldwide, one hundred teams advanced to the World Finals of the most prestigious programming contest in the world. These teams were brought together to solve eight to ten highly complex computer programming problems designed to test students' knowledge, programming talents and insight.
“We are proud of our brilliant IT students,” said Alexis Sukharev, Auriga President and founder. “And we, at Auriga, are honored to have co-sponsored, under the auspices of RUSSOFT, the Russian teams in the ICPC 2008 World Finals. This contest is known as the Battle of the Brains, and this year Russian university students have proven again that they are the best among the world’s brightest problem-solvers.”
In 2007, the Russian teams won five out of twelve medals in the ICPC World Finals. In 2000-2006, Russia became the world champion four times, and it came twice as No.2 and No.3 in the world.
Auriga (www.auriga.com) is a software R&D and IT outsourcing services provider incorporated in the U.S. that has been operating development centers in Russia since 1990. Auriga was the first to focus on satisfying the specific needs of software and hardware high-tech companies as its driving strategy. Included in CMP’s Global Services 100 list since 2006 and in top 10 ITO providers in Central and Eastern Europe according to the 2006 Black Book of Outsourcing, Auriga offers a wide range of services covering all aspects of the entire product engineering area and superb expertise in a rich set of knowledge areas from embedded systems and OS internals to enterprise information systems and Web applications. Auriga’s client list includes such industry majors and leaders in their segments as IBM, Draeger Medical, LynuxWorks, Queplix, NMS Communications, Verdasys, and many others.
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