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'Armenia far behind Azerbaijan, Georgia for IT development'

30 January 2010 [13:36] - TODAY.AZ
“At this point it's hollow to speak of IT development in Armenia and those who do so simply wish to raise their rating,” Executive Director of the Union of IT Enterprises Karen Vardanyan said.

He underlined IT sector in Armenia does not manufacture anything that says “Made in Armenia.”

"How can one assert that IT in Armenia plays first fiddle in the region, let alone in the world," Vardanyan wonders, adding that the country is far behind Georgia and Azerbaijan in this regard.

He says large number of IT experts in Armenia disables country to reach competitive level around the globe.

“Overall, there are over 6,000 engineers in here, whereas in India, world IT leader – 100,000. There is nothing to compare!” the Director outlined.

Our programmers mainly provide semi-finished product, which is part of the program. At that 60 percent is exported and 40 percent-in domestic market, Vardanyan concluded.


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