This blog is all about my experiences and insights as an Offshore Software Development Entrepreneur. It describes the inherent challenges that come with offshore development as well as the solutions we use at Ignite to create a high-performance cost-effective onsite-offshore software development model.
The general atmosphere around the IT market in Ukraine fits the turmoil all over the country, as the winds of depression keep blowing in. However, what's becoming clear is that Russia has finally come to the end of its oil-driven growth model. It needs a new investment driver and needs to attract more foreign industries to diversify its industries and Ukraine fits the plan perfectly. Thus, is the crisis a genuine risk to the thriving Ukrainian IT market or is it more of an opportunity?
So like I was taught in a basic marketing course, I made a small SWOT analysis for myself of the Ukrainian IT industry.
Read the full article in Outsourcing Journal
The new battles to be fought in the gaming industry are definitely mobile. Further on, the obvious technology selections of the software vendors to create mobile games were as predicted, split between HTML5, Unity 3D and Adobe Air. However, none of the three technologies is “flawless”: while HTML5 is not really cross platform and proves as a labor-intensive technology if you’re fishing for impressive results, Adobe Air is struggling with an unclear future and Unity3D faces its own problems mainly because the longer load time due to large memory needs or too slow CPUs on mobile devices. So, is there a new breaking through technology heading our way, which could overcome the technical challenges of the above mentioned technologies?
Read more about it in the article ICE 2014 Review, Aviram Eisenberg, Founder and CEO of Ignite on TotallyGaming.com
- It has the largest number of annually graduating students compared to any other country in the world
- The NRIs (Non Resident Indians)
- Cost effective
- Seemingly excellent process standards
- Ukraine was ranked 32nd in Education on the 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index of 104 countries – ahead of India, China, Mexico, Brazil and other popular outsourcing destination
- Ukraine has more than 800 higher education institutions and in 2010 the number of graduates reached 654,700 people
- - The corruption, which makes it very hard to do business there
- - Almost no support for IT market development from the government. The whole IT trend in Ukraine is driven by market demand , the great talent pool and the universities which are legacy of the old Soviet Union
- - Level of English - English is not widely spoken
- - Unclear, uncertain an unstable tax regime which makes it hard for IT companies and customers alike to plan ahead IT costs
- - Fragmented IT market – many small companies very few big companies
- - Very hard to get credits from the banks and as IT companies require fairly large working capital, most of them (especially the small to midsize companies which are 80% of the IT market) are struggling every month with financial difficulties and live from one month to the other