Luxoft, the giant Ukrainian-Russian software developer is answering questions online to reassure its clients that its business operations are stable and business is proceeding as usual. It says the actions in the Crimea are hundreds of miles away from its operations in Odessa, Dnipro and Kiev.
Russian search giant Yandex had a good year and has also reported growth in advertising and mobile usage. Revenues in Q4 were RUR 12.1bn ($369.3m)
The independent software vendors in Europe are having a busy time; our sister site ISVEuropa has been reporting on some great growth stories across Europe, from booming m2m connections to expansion-minded software companies moving outside core territories.
McAfee is giving MSPs and other channels the chance to sell hardware as a service, and has widened its channel portfolio as it says 2014 is a key time for the momentum building up in the market.
All indicators are pointing to rapid growth of managed services, but many key players are uncertain as to direction and nature of the investments. Leading vendors, solution and service providers will meet in London in September 2014 at the annual forum to hammer out ideas.
100% indirect software-defined storage vendor Gridstore is building a European channel, single tier in the UK, using distribution in DACH.
Jaspersoft's business intelligence suite is now available on Windows Azure. It claims this is the first open source BI offering to be introduced to that platform. Developers can embed Jaspersoft’s flexible, cost-effective BI offering inside applications and processes built.
Clockwork, a specialist in predictive analytics solutions for Enterprise Asset Management is using Jaspersoft to accelerate the delivery of its predictive analytics platform.
IBM is buying Daeja Image Systems, based in the UK, software specialist with tools to view large documents and images.
French IT group Altran has started its second innovation competition for its staff with a €100,000 prize. THE iPROJECT (where "i" stands for innovation) is designed to promote in-house research and innovation by way of a competition.