Even as many Western companies turn to India and China to seek IT and business services, a growing number is finding countries like the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus more suitable

The Russians aren't coming:they're staying at home planning to make inroads into the market for nearshored software development, with financial services a key target.

Russia is bidding for a bigger slice of the lucrative global offshore outsourcing market but is being hindered by the continuing negative international perception of the country.

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Creative thinking and a relatively close cultural and geographical fit are among the selling points for outsourcing to Eastern Europe.

Ivan Gavrilyuk, CIO of Luxoft, comments on security in offshore outsourcing in the world of financial services

A Russian application outsourcing provider has chosen Vancouver as its first Canadian location and as an expansion of its North American presence.