IT in Russia
As for the IT market of Russia, today it is one of the expanding and instantly growing sectors of the Russian economics which has more than doubled during the recent years. Large IT companies look for opportunities to sell their products both for the local and foreign markets. By increasing their presence abroad, the Russian IT companies are becoming globally visible. Among the well known projects are the popular B2B web-server NGINX, Prisma photo editing app, Game Insight - the world’s leading innovator of mobile and social games, Badoo dating network, etc.
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company with the Head office in Mosow. It is one of the world’s leading antivirus products and protection solution providers. In cooperation with some universities the company provides great opportunities for students to get the unique knowledge and skills in IT security field.
Internet has become a wide communicaion network in Russia and one of the main sources of getting up-to-date information. Yandex, a biggest Russian network search system and one of the leading innovative companies is widely used in the country. Russians are frequent social networks users as well. The most popular ones are Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki, initially launched in 2016 as platforms for former Russian classmates and nowadays offering multiple language versions for foreign visitors as well.
One of the most important factors of growing IT market in Russia is internet expanding as more and more services are offered through internet. People are overloaded with everyday routine, so the great solution of comfort is found: online shops, online banking and other online products and services which can be obtained by several clicks while at work or home. Over half of the population of Russia are internet users, which in total is more that in most European countries.
The global demand for mobile services as compared to decreasing PC sales by private customers and tendency for corporate automatization processes in Russian business segment aiming at effective business analysis and management have produced the positive effect for the current situation in Russian IT market as well. Nowadays the internet market of Russia is the largest in Europe having a great potential and perspective.