Ukraine: a Prospective Player on the World Software Outsourcing Market

Written by Alex Polonski

The destruction ofrepparttar Soviet Union about 15 years ago, made a huge country with a great level of IT science divided into small bricks. Nowadays, despite Russia's expansion intorepparttar 142487 world software development market, Ukraine keeps playing an important role here too. There are several prerequisites for this.


Traditionally, Ukraine always was a technical region ofrepparttar 142488 USSR. No wonder,repparttar 142489 IT education was and still is one ofrepparttar 142490 most popular and respective education inrepparttar 142491 region. Such well-known Ukrainian universities as Kyiv National Technical University, Donetsk National Technical University etc. as well as new establishments with more innovative approach for IT specialists education, such as Donetsk State Institute of Artificial Intelligence and others, educate a new prospective generation of young IT professionals, ambitious and purposeful.

It's obvious, Ukrainian students win in international contests, and show true professionalism and ability to enter a business life immediately, hence, to playrepparttar 142492 first fiddle inrepparttar 142493 labour market. Asrepparttar 142494 latest example, one can remember students of Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics that became first place winners ofrepparttar 142495 International Web Development Contest (I.C.W.D.I.C. 2005) held by XITEX Software Company in spring 2005.

That is why governments of European countries encourage Ukrainian programmers to come and to work there. Germany isrepparttar 142496 best example of a country that understands all pros and cons of Ukrainian IT professional, thus it'srepparttar 142497 country that sees its benefits of employing Ukrainian programmers.

Another one important factor isrepparttar 142498 cost of labour. In Ukraine, usual hourly rates for programmers are $10-$15. Although they are little bigger than Indian ones, they are still 1.5 times lesser than Russian ones and several times lesser than American or European costs. If you considerrepparttar 142499 high level of professionalism and responsibility, then you add a European mind and time zone, plus a fluent English ofrepparttar 142500 most of IT people, you realize that Ukraine is that happy medium each company looks for. Hence, many companies that outsource have already realized it.

What is the purpose of Corporate gifts?

Written by Meredith Gossland

Corporate gift giving is a form of marketing, branding, customer service, and employee recognition that is time honored and can certainly help to create loyalty.

But, although it feels good to get a really great present! It can feel terrible to get a present that shows a lack of concern or consideration. This feeling is not followed by loyalty but instead, anger and resentment.

Corporate gift giving, more so than personal gift giving needs to be done with great care and withrepparttar recipent in mind. Who is gettingrepparttar 141690 gift and what are they likely to think aboutrepparttar 141691 gift. It can make or break a client relationship, create a loyal employee or a disgruntled one. It can become an annual joke at your company atrepparttar 141692 comapnies expense. So what isrepparttar 141693 key to gift giving?


In a small company this can be fairly easy but as a company grows in sizerepparttar 141694 tendancy is to giverepparttar 141695 same gift to all. This can actually underminerepparttar 141696 power of gift giving and undermine your purpose.

How can a larger company manage personalization of gift giving to optimizerepparttar 141697 effects of giving and increaserepparttar 141698 value of customers and employees? What needs to be considered when giving a gift?

First and most obvious isrepparttar 141699 economic level ofrepparttar 141700 recipent. A $25 bottle of wine is not what a cash strapped father of 2 might need at Christmas time when he has to buy toys for his kids, a present for his wife, and needs to payrepparttar 141701 electric bill. Would a gift card from Target be put to better use thanrepparttar 141702 bottle of wine? If your client has spent $20,000 this past year at your company that bottle of wine is a slap inrepparttar 141703 face.

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