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Ukrainian IT Industry 2015: 74,000 IT Professionals, $5 Billion in IT Exports

According to DOU, online community of Ukrainian ICT professionals, IT industry's contribution to Ukrainian economy will account for 3% GDP by the end of 2015 (for comparison, it only accounted for 0.8% in 2012), and for nearly 6% by 2020. Further, an estimated number of ICT specialists (software developers, engineers, architects, QA engineers and testers, business analysts, project...
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