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Lecture at the Armenian Engineers & Scientists of America Professional Society

Lecture Slides

Main Lecture Slides, March 16, 2010.

Supplemental Material, IT Off-Shoring in Armenia, January 28, 2010.

Supplemental Material, Small Business Incubator, January 28, 2010.



Announcement: lecture details as posted on the AESA web site.

Central Intelligence Agency, World Fact Book, Middle East, Armenia. Note the 2009 estimated population is 2.9 million with a growth rate of -0.03%.

Left Brained Geeks Gyumri Information Technologies Center project web page with course material.

Data Awareness

ARKA News Agency, Armenia’s median nominal wage in 2009 was 101,895 drams, March 12, 2010. Note the disparity of about 25% between the public and private sector.

Fiber Optic Backbones

GNC-Alfa Network Topology: illustration as a PDF download.


Skype Limited, Skype for Symbian phones showing compatible models.

Mobile Wars

Icon Communications, Standard Package Offerings showing current tariff in AMD.

Apaga Technologies, Rural Development on-line presentation with Gyumri example.

Points of Presence

Beeline, Ինչ է Hi-Line (What is Hi-Line): information page in Armenian (Russian also available).

VivaCell MTS, MTS Connect Classic: 3G wireless Internet tariff plan.

Half Will Leave

ARKA News Agency, Study: about 50% of IT departments’ graduates have no intention to work in this area, September 16, 2009

Ոչ is Not the Answer

ARKA News Agency, Armenia should strive to create regional market together with Georgia: finance minister, February 22, 2010

ARKA News Agency, Armenian-Turkish economic forum may be held soon: Arsen Ghazarian, February 22, 2010

Don't Give But Loan or Invest

World Bank, Capacity Development Resource Center, Engaging the Diaspora to Deal with Brain Drain resource center.

World Bank, Second Globelics Conference, Work Globally, Develop Locally: Diaspora Networks as Springboard of Knowledge-based Development. See especially the comments about the Armenian diaspora starting on page 15.

Industry Characteristics

Republic of Armenia, Ministry of Economy, Sphere of Information Technologies in Armenia, 2005. PDF download available.

Partner Teams

ARKA News Agency, KfW to provide Armenia with 110 million euros for 2009-2010, February 16, 2010.

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