The dynamic advances of Russia’s information technologies industry demanded the establishment of an organization that would act as advocate for the industry’s interests. In the fall of 2001, leading IT-companies agreed to establish a non-profit Information & Computer Technologies Industry Association (APKIT).
In terms of its membership, APKIT is the most representative noncommercial association in the Russian IT Industry. Association members have earned acclaim as leading Russian and international businesses, distributors, system integrators, vendors and developers. By many accounts, APKIT members control up to 70% of the official market.
Members of APKIT are the largest domestic (1C, ABBYY, CROC, Borlas, Consultant Plus, Kaspersky Lab, Merlion, NKK, Yandex, IBS, etc.) and Transnational (Apple, Fujitsu, IBM, Panasonic, Siemens, Google, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, etc.) companies in the field of software development, distribution, system integration, services, computers and equipment production, as well as niche associations: Association of Information Protection, Association of Software Products Suppliers, Association Domestic Software, Software Developers, Association Trusted Platform, IT Cluster of Siberia, Electronic Equipment Manufacturers and Traders Association of Kaliningrad Region "Corporation General Satellite."
APKIT represents Russia in the world alliance of the national IT associations WITSA, cooperates with legislative (State Duma and Federation Council) and executive power of the Russian Federation, including: Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Internal Affairs, FTS, FSB, FSTEC, FCS. In the National Council for Professional Qualifications under the President of the Russian Federation, the APKIT Association (as SPK-IT) is responsible for IT industry system of professional qualifications.
Representatives of APKIT are part of the expert structures of Digital Economy of the Russian Federation and the mechanism "Regulatory guillotine". Uniting the industry elite, APKIT forms a system of values, improves mechanisms of interaction within the industry and works to build an open, civilized market as a safeguard of IT business stability.
There are also working groups, functioning for the solution of wide range of questions.
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