Best Practices for Working with Eastern European Technology Providers

By Alexei Miller

Alexei Miller, Executive Vice President at DataArt, contributes a by-lined article to FSO, the leading magazine on outsourcing in financial services, discussing vendor landscape in Eastern Europe and best practices of working with them. "On the one hand, Eastern Europe is firmly in the "mainstream"," he writes. "On the other hand, it’s not a featured destination on procurement department’s "rating sheets" to this day." In the Practice Leader’s Forum section of the magazine Miller cites a few things to take into consideration: the region’s segmentation in terms of talent, impact of evolving economies, vendor specialization and consolidation, level of specialized training, importance of sourcing the right work and proper vendor management.