The dynamic boom in IT services in Eastern Slovakia at the threshold of the new millennium has shifted this region to the forefront, with the city of Košice among the top destinations, with a high concentration of companies focused on the ICT business.
The main reasons for new investments in this field were in particular the quality labour force and the wages, which are relatively low from a global point of view.Currently, the IT sector in Eastern Slovakia employs around 11,000 people, but the long-term prognosis of the Košice IT Valley Association optimistically estimates that by year 2020 this number could approach 15,000. Demand for these professionals is always strong and unemployment is practically non-existent in this sector. For further advancement of the segment the key question now is the quality of human resources and the close connection of practice with the teaching of students, which is currently offered in the region in particular by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the Technical University of Košice and the Faculty of Science at P. J. Šafárik University in Košice.
Selection of Largest Companies Within the Sector
|Company||Location||Key product||Revenue in thousands||Investor|
|T-Systems Slovakia s.r.o||Košice||Management of server operating systems, SAP, databases, storage and middleware, networks, virtualization||142 132||Germany|
|Gras SK s.r.o||Košice||Repair of computers and peripheral equipment||20 017||Cyprus|
|NESS KE s.r.o||Košice||Complete end-to-end solutions of software products||17 800||USA|
|GlobalLogic Slovakia s.r.o.||Košice||Services related to product development during its entire lifecycle||16 741||USA, Poland|
|DR@GON MIR s.r.o||Košice||Information technology and computer services||16 168||Bulgaria|
|Antik Telecom & Antik Technologies, Košice||Košice||Internet and triple play services, hi-tech equipment||14 720||Slovakia|
|LYNX s.r.o. Košice||Košice||Security services, design, construction and operation of information systems||12 416||Slovakia|
|Fpt Slovakia s.r.o||Košice||Software development, implementation and maintenance of SAP solutions, independent testing||10 849||Vietnam, Germany|
|TORY CONSULTING a.s.||Košice||Comprehensive solution for processes requiring integration with SAP, application development||6 948||Slovakia|
|BE-SOFT a.s.||Košice||Software services in the fields of OSH, fire protection, environment and civil protection||4 170||Slovakia|
T-Systems Slovakia from Košice
Behind one of the most significant investments in the IT sector in Eastern Slovakia stands the group Deutsche Telekom, which brought its subsidiary company, T-Systems Slovakia, to life in 2006 in Košice.
Today this company has customers in more than 20 countries, and these are first and foremost international corporations and large institutions of the public sector. It offers them innovative technology, services and a great deal of the complete care required. Alongside its more than 3,000 employees T-Systems Slovakia offers a great many opportunities to students and recent university graduates; it is also one of the leaders in dual education programs.