Getting the best value from a midsize provider requires a well-thought-out strategy, robust governance practices, and clear articulation of the business outcomes that the project is expected to generate.

Luxoft is a young company - it was founded in 2000 - that is enjoying very fast growth (20%-25% depending on the year). For its FY 2015 it has guided on revenue growth of at least 28% (of which 25% organic) and an adjusted EBITDA margin in the 17% to 19% target range.

This IDC Pivot Table and accompanying presentation provide a detailed overview of IT spending trends and forecasts for 17 vertical markets (or sectors) and nine product and service categories in Bulgaria for 2013–2018. In addition, the tables and accompanying document feature company count and employee count by vertical, GDP breakdown by vertical, key regional and national IT spending ratios, and an extensive assumptions table that highlights fundamental trends influencing regional market developments.

In the face of a changing market driven by the converging forces of an emerging as-a-service economy, Luxoft provides us with a model for how to operate a next generation IT services firm.

Agile is a wonderful approach in a scenario where business requirements are likely to change during the development cycle, but be prepared to make the organizational changes needed to adapt to the agile way of developing software.

Luxoft president and chief executive Dmitry Loschinin describes what's driven the company's growth since its initial public offering in June 2013 and what technologies it's investing in to ensure future growth. After acquiring U.S.-based Internet-of-Things provider Radius this year, Loschinin describes the company's mergers and acquisitions strategy and its emphasis on technologies like IoT.

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), has completed its sixth semi-annual PlugFest.