TrueConf and RUSSOFT Association Join Forces to Advocate for National IT Companies

18 September 2014

TrueConf, a leading developer of video conferencing software in Russia, has announced their new alliance with RUSSOFT. The main objective of the collaboration is advocating for Russian software developers in the government and creating conditions for their successful development and developing their products.

The non-commercial organization RUSSOFT is the largest and most influential association of companies developing software in Russia.

The combined efforts of various software developers associated with RUSSOFT aim to establish and maintain a constructive dialogue between business and government, advocate for Russian developers' interests in government, and create conditions for the successful business development of IT companies in Russia. The close cooperation between the IT industry and the state will help market regulators create the most favorable conditions for the development of both individual companies and the Russian IT industry as a whole, create a strategy of development for the industry, and materialize Russia's competitive advantages in the global market. RUSSOFT receives active support from other IT industry associations such as the APKIT, PDA, Russian Free Software Association, RAEC, RAMEED, and ASTRA.

TrueConf became a member of RUSSOFT during a difficult period of sanctions in the Russian IT industry, as well as state policy of import substitution. The company's strategy is focused on the following issues: participation in the development of the concept and criteria of "national developer/software", creating a register of domestic developers, and lobbying for the decision to switch from foreign imports to national video conferencing solutions. Additionally, TrueConf representatives will take active part in the discussion of legislative innovations and other initiatives with business experts and state representatives. RUSSOFT membership is a great opportunity for TrueConf to help facilitate a truly active and strong IT community and strengthen the position of domestic companies on the state market through dialogue, exchange of experience, vision and ideas among leaders in the IT industry of Russia.

"It's good that the government has turned its attention to domestic IT developers and raised the important issue of import substitution," says Michael Gotalsky, TrueConf CEO. "We hope that this will help many of our companies to grow strong on the domestic market, to succeed abroad, and thus to contribute to the increase in the volume of high-tech exports from Russia. The work done by our esteemed colleagues from RUSSOFT is the best proof for this statement."

"The last few months RUSSOFT sees a serious influx of new members who represent various segments of the software development industry of Russia," says Valentin Makarov, the president of RUSSOFT. "We are glad that TrueConf, which is already a major player on the Russian market in such a high-tech segment as video conferencing, have joined RUSSOFT. We hope that TrueConf will take advantage of horizontal cooperation opportunities with other members of RUSSOFT, as well as of marketing support of the association for successful promotion on the global market."

About RUSSOFT RUSSOFT Association is a Nationwide Association of the most technically competent software developing companies from Russia. The head-quarter is located in Saint-Petersburg. Today RUSSOFT unites more than 70 companies with 25000+ of highly qualified software engineers with advanced graduate level degrees in Technology & Computer Science.

RUSSOFT Association is the voice of the industry and an active lobbyist in the Russian Government. RUSSOFT struggles for better taxation, stronger educational systems and for attracting State support to our international marketing.

About TrueConf TrueConf equips PCs, mobiles and meeting rooms with high quality video conferencing and collaboration solutions. TrueConf apps and solutions are easy to use and are fully compatible with legacy and SIP equipment, meaning that you save money on infrastructure while still utilizing state-of-the art technologies like scalable video coding (SVC) and intelligent stream manipulation.

More than 1500 companies and 3 million customers around the world choose TrueConf to meet their video conferencing needs. TrueConf native client apps are powered by 100% software architecture, and our products are available as both an on-premises solution and as a cloud service for end-customers and partners.

For more information, please contact:

Valentin Makarov
President of RUSSSOFT
+7 (812) 938 2159

Michael Gotalsky,
TrueConf CEO
Tel.: +1 (347) 878-3263

Video conferencing software for business, education, telemedicine and government.