23 january 2012
CRT Service became partner of SPb CIO Club
CRT Service, Russia's largest high-tech service company and part of the MAYKOR Group, has partnered with St. Petersburg club of IT-directors (SPb CIO Club), uniting heads of IT departments of the leading companies of Russia's North-West.

The partner status will allow CRT Service to demonstrate its competences and experience accumulated fr om projects across all parts of Russia. As part of cooperation agreement, CRT Service will participate in all the Club's sessions, including those wh ere it is a keynote speaker, offer club members information about the latest maintenance technologies, conduct consultations to IT directors.

Established in 2004, the company is the largest and most methodologically advanced professional IT association in Russia. The Club's mission is to support and develop the professional community of IT directors.

"CRT Service's St. Petersburg branch already has a track record of successful cooperation with clients in the North-West, both local companies and branches of geographically distributed federal companies. The North-Western region is the second best in Russia in terms of ICT development, and so the local demand for modern service technologies is very high. We plan to expand our presence in the region and we hope that our partnership with SPb CIO Club will improve our understanding of the region’s specifics. We are focused on providing flexible market offers, best fitting the needs of our potential clients," says Irina Semenova, CRT Service Vice President for Marketing.

"SPb CIO Club is glad to welcome a new partner – CRT Service, a company that has earned a reputation of the leader on the high-tech services market. Our Club seeks to satisfy the needs of IT directors and concentrate high quality knowledge in the IT field. We expect CRT Service to provide such knowledge, especially as the issue of effective technical outsourcing is quite current for IT directors from all sectors of economy," says Alexandra Nif, Director of the SPb CIO Club Management Office.

About SPb CIO Club

SPb CIO Club is an association of professionals in charge of IT development in their respective organizations. The Club's mission is to support and develop the professional community of IT directors. Founded in 2004 the Club is today one of the largest IT clubs in Russia and the only professional community in the North-West. Its primary objectives include: creating a platform for exchange of opinions on pressing IT-related issues, setting up informal groups by industries or based on other specifics, elaborating common rules for dealings with large companies, such as suppliers, consultants and developers, creating an independent consultation center for business owners and managers. Currently the Club has about 350 members who are top CIOs of North-Western businesses. Among the Club's key events are: monthly sessions, the CIO Junior project focused on newbie CIOs, enlarged anniversary session and White Nights CIO Congress.

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