FORS Group

IDC Survey: FORS was listed among TOP-50 IT-services Russian providers by the results of 2009


One more time FORS proved its high leading position on the Russian local IT-services market. According to the IDC Research «Competitive Profiles and Analysis of Leading IT Services Players in Russia 2010», FORS occupied 29-th position by the IT services revenue. In total there were ranked 87 ITS Russian providers according to 2009 supply-side services revenue.

Apart from that, FORS was included to the TOP-10 Custom Application Development Vendors. In that segment FORS has left behind such strong competitors as Armada and CROC, occupying 8-th position. The Custom Application Development market is still consolidated faintly: the market share of 5 largest companies, which are Prognoz, LANIT, IBS, EPAM, Jet Infosystems, constitutes only 24 %. In the meantime, the market shares of the leaders differ not that much – FORS – 3, 2 %, IBS – 4, 4.

By the type of services the Russian IT-market is spread up as follows: Custom Application Development - 27, 4 %, Integration – 31%, Support and Installation – 19, 4%, Outsourcing – 13,3%, Consulting – 5, 6% and Training – 3,3%.

In 2009, spending on IT services in Russia declined 31.2% year on year in U.S. dollar terms to $3,595.83 million. Measured in rubles, the market declined 12.0% compared with the previous year. IDC believes that the IT services market will start to recover in 2010, exhibiting year-on-year growth of 7.9% in dollar terms.

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