Published: 28 February 2022
Of the more than a million IT professionals in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, around 250,000 work for consulting/outsourcing firms that serve clients outside of the region. Technology general managers must assess the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the software engineering services industry.
The military invasion of Ukraine by Russia is a dreadful reality that forces IT service providers to react. Appropriate courses of action will be dependent upon the service delivery and talent dependencies not only in Ukraine but also in Russia and Belarus. Yet, even service providers with limited or no service delivery or talent dependencies in the region will be impacted. This research advises technology general managers on the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the software engineering services industry.
Designed as slides to enhance dialogue and sharing, the materials sketch out categories of vendors with varying degrees of exposure as well as near-, medium- and longer-term challenges. As the situation evolves, this research will continue to be updated. Analysts covering this space are staying on top of the situation. Gartner clients are encouraged to reach out for updated insight and guidance.