Expertise and innovation at CeBIT 2010 the Romanian IT economy participates this year for the 11th time with a joint booth at CeBIT. With fourteen exhibitors the participation of software developers, IT service providers and other specialists from Romania is very large. Together make the versatile skills of the European IT country number one prove and promote the innovation site Romania. \”The IT industry is the backbone of the Romanian economy,\” stressed Valerica Dragomir, Managing Director of ANISE, the Romanian Association of employers of the software developing companies. \”A large part of economic growth owes the country of innovation in the IT industry and especially software developers.\” Romania have proven to be reliable outsourcing and nearshoring site, which could meet high Western European standards and expectations. Software from Romania is a true export success. The total turnover of the Romanian IT sector grew in 2008 by 22% to around 2.5 billion Euro. Sales grew in the same year by 27% to approximately EUR 1.9 billion.
In the past year lost the Romanian IT economy due to the global economic crisis more than expected – 25% decline in sales volumes were the result. \”The companies have postponed simply strategic decisions and retracted in all areas of investment and cost,\” Dragomir said the development. The met also the Romanian IT companies hard. However, Dragomir assessed very differently the development. Companies, which products are intended primarily for the domestic Romanian market and producer of hardware and other equipment were been hit harder by the crisis as export-oriented enterprises and IT service providers. \”In Romania company quality and complex software solutions and IT services can buy a relatively inexpensive\”, she explains.
Therefore, many had used the crisis to operate IT outsourcing. The innovative strength of the Romanian industry and their proven expertise Thus, a stabilizing element of the Romanian foreign trade. The IT industry is the guarantor and motor of the Romanian economic growth, she says confidently.