Crisis and Sanctions are Suitable Soil for Development of Advanced Business
The economic crisis is an impetus for the development of advanced business.
For the past few years, Russia has developed a worldwide trend: international corporations such as IBM, Oracle, HP began working in Russia directly, refusing to system integrators as unnecessary middlemen. Because of the sanctions and the fall of the ruble, the dollar-based American IT-products have become unprofitable for Russian integrators. And besides, the customers are increasing their IT-department, attacking business integrators on the other hand.
Russian system integrators for several times overslept the opportunity to take a more strategic position in the food chain of the IT-market. Nowadays the crisis gives them another chance. System integrators need to actively invest in their own development, attract corporate venture capital investments, and absorb startups whose developments they can scale due to large customers.