Ciklum and Bitital Enter Into Strategic Partnership

(PresseBox) (München, ) Ciklum, a Danish IT outsourcing company specialized in nearshore software development in Ukraine and Belarus, and Bitital, a Finnish IT consulting firm focused on providing IT outsourcing solutions and services, have entered into a strategic partnership which will ensure competitive positioning on the Finnish IT and Media markets for both companies.

“For over a year now, Bitital has been searching for a credible IT outsourcing partner which implements the Own Development Team model nearshore. I was looking specifically for this outsourcing model as it has been proven that outsourcing works best when the client has direct control over the development processes and employees. Having your Own Team nearshore is like having your own in-house developers, but at a significantly lower cost. The search is now over, as I strongly believe that Ciklum is the best Own Development Team model provider in Eastern Europe,” stated Riku Uski, the founder and CEO of Bitital. “In my view, Ciklum and Bitital are a great match because both companies are on a growth path and have a passionate and effective approach to the way consulting, Human Resource Management, communication processes, and business dynamics are implemented.”

"We are excited to collaborate with Bitital. Through this partnership, Ciklum will be able to provide software development services to the Finnish IT and Media markets," said Henrik Bak, Ciklum’s VP of Sales and Marketing. "Ciklum is already developing software for a number of well-known Nordic clients such as Berlingske Media, Betsson, Enfo, Danske Supermarked, etc., and we see the expansion to the Finnish market through Bitital as a natural step forward for Ciklum’s growth."

Bitital builds IT teams for their clients via the nearshore model, helps clients in choosing the right nearshore or offshore project partner, and also provides assistance in resourcing IT consultants globally in order to deliver results directly to the clients. Bitital also coaches and consults client companies to maximize the benefits from outsourcing and scalability. Bitital’s innovative services are called OwnTeam™, OutProject™, and InstantResource™. Bitital’s global partner network is of high quality and is expanding continuously.

Bitital and Ciklum’s strategic partnership aims at increasing profitability and improving resource flexibility for the Finnish IT and Media companies. Through Ciklum’s Own Software Development Team model, Bitital will be able to offer its Start-Up clients 40-60% cost savings in total cost of ownership. Ciklum’s other IT outsourcing services are also accessible to Bitital’s clients through the cooperation. Such IT outsourcing services include project-based software development, access to highly qualified IT freelancers, and partnership models for selling clients’ IT products and/or services in Russian and Ukrainian markets.

About Bitital

Bitital (www.bitital.com) is founded and owned by experienced business and IT professionals who posess an extensive knowledge in domestic and international markets. Bitital provides IT outsourcing services such as consulting, coaching, project outsourcing, IT resourcing, and creating clients’ own dedicated software development teams in lower-cost countries. Bitital builds a global Bitital Partner Network so that clients have an access to the best software developers from the best companies. With Bitital’s help, companies will become increasingly globalized through greater cooperation across all borders.

About Ciklum

Ciklum (www.ciklum.net) is a Danish IT outsourcing company specialized in nearshore software development in Eastern Europe. Ciklum focuses on establishing and servicing clients’ own development teams in Ukraine and Belarus. The environment of services and knowledge sharing within the company helps clients market quickly with less risk and minimal investment. Established in 2002, Ciklum employs 1,200+ IT specialists with more than 125 global clients’ own software development teams. Ciklum has six development offices in Ukraine, one in Belarus, and two in Pakistan, as well as representative/consulting offices in Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. Ciklum is a winner of the Red Herring 100 Europe 2009, an award given to the Top 100 private technology companies based in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region each year. Ciklum is recognized as CeBIT 2010 Top 20 innovative company delivering services/products for small and medium sized companies, and named the 2010 Global Services 100 provider. Ciklum is rated best Ukrainian IT Employer 2010 by Developers.org.ua, the Ukrainian Community of Software Developers.

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