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★Have you heard about what is going on in Ukraine? Would you or would you not buy any IT-related services from an outsourcing company with a center in Ukraine?

Asked by Ninasimon (35points) April 22nd, 2014

Looking for cost-effective IT support company and considering one company based in Ukraine. Do you think it’s a good idea to go with this company taking into account the situation?

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johnpowell's avatar

Kinda a bad idea. You might have a situation where services and ports are blocked. Like what is going on in Turkey now.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I avoid any IT or other related services from that area. I also avoid even emails with a .ru as the site of origin or ownership.

zenvelo's avatar

Given that there is a story today in the NY Times about Russian cyberwarfare in Ukraine, I’d avoid it as much as possible.

filmfann's avatar

Since the region is unstable, so is any investment you make there.

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downtide's avatar

Its not just the instability of the region that’s a problem. Cybercrime in Russia (and neighbouring countries) is rife, and it’s a fair bet that 99.9% of the IT companies advertising outside of their own country are financed by crime, malware, spamming etc.

A very large percentage of the spam that hits Fluther originates from Russia and surrounding countries.

Pandora's avatar

You will have better odds at a gambling table in Vegas.

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